PHX - Wildcat Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We had 7 guys show up for the Wildcat ride today. Early start and early finish. 25 easy miles.

    'Rett Butler - Suzuki RMX250
    Mat - KTM 250
    Pulido - KTM 250
    Mar-Tan - Honda 450R
    Eric E - Honda XR250
    EsconDeasy - KTM 525
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    'Rett - aka The Black Knight

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    Mar-Tan and Pulido

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    Mat

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I got stuck at the top of this hill and sabotaged everyone behind me. EsconDeasy was first in line.

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    Eric E found another way up.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Pulido on a downhill.

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    'Rett right behind.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The guys followed me through some big boulders, which turned out much easier than it looked. Coming down the other side was a different story...

    Mar-Tan

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    Pulido

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    'Rett

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    More hills.

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    Mar-Tan photo op.

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    Pulido photo op.

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  6. goner

    goner addict

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    :cry i missed a good one... wait any day riding is a good one..
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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Mar-Tan shows off his Sidi-Star boots.

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    Mat on an uphill.

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    Eric E.

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    'Rett

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    Pulido

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    View from the hill.

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    One last shot from the trail.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    This helicopter was circling the staging area when we returned to the trucks.

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    25 miles, mostly singletrack.

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    There were hills, but they were short.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The most important part of the ride...the after feast!!!

    'Rett, EsconDeasy, and I hit Big Earl's Greasy Eats on the way out.

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    Comfortable outdoor seating.

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    Egg topped cheeseburger and sweet potato fries!

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    'Rett is eating healthy.

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    He's such a hotdog!!

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    Who's the hottest biker around???

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  11. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

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    Oh God... those burgers!

    Oh, and the ride looked fun too :D.
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    How about a video??

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    SingleTrack

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Chasing Pulido

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    More Single Track

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    How about a big hill video??

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  15. 'Rett Butler

    'Rett Butler Happily Married

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    But by the time I got to Nevada I wasn't feelin' so good. I had the most gut-wrenching, bone-shaking violent vomit session in the Lowe's bathroom followed by a sleepless night of sweats and liquid shits.

    But, feeling better this morning and met up with the fellow from San Fran who took ownership of my '93 DR and trailer after some drama concerning 1 7/8" hitch balls and 3/4" shanks. Thank goodness there was a Home Depot nearby.
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  16. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    It was probably the salad that made you sick......:lol3
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  17. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Looks like I missed a good ride. I would have come for the eats but after hearing what happened to Rett :puke1, I am glad I missed it. I guess the food was worse then the uphill!
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  18. EsconDeasy

    EsconDeasy Ectomorph

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    Great ride. Terry is the Magellan of the Bartlett area trails.

    Your camera makes that ridge look like a knife edge!
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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It is a great place to ride!!

    I didn't get sick from Earl's. I felt fine. That's what eating healthy gets you!!
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  20. wallache

    wallache Been here awhile

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    Well, I guess he did circumnavigate Wildcat. :D
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