PHX - Wildcat

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Great ride today at Wildcat OHV area with a bunch of new faces and some vintage machinery.

    EsconDeasy instigated today's meeting.
    Dan M - Yamaha WR 450
    Paul - KTM 320
    Dennis - Yamaha YZ 250
    Strappy - KTM 300 XC
    Nightstalker - Honda 450x

    EsconDeasy brought his, new to him, 1984 Yamaha IT 490! "Don't even think about kicking it without boots!"

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    The boys on the sweet, sweet, trails.

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    Paul

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    Dennis

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Paul in the rocks.

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    Dennis

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    EsconDeasy with his matching blue and yellow HJC retro helmet.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Dan in the rocks.

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    There were quite a few groups out today. 51S and his band of merry men passing us.

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    EsconDeasy watching for riders.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Dan by the rock.

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    EsconDeasy gave the WR a spin up one of the nastier hills.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It was about the 12 mile mark that Dan took a bad hit to his leg and retired for the remainder of the ride.

    I think this is the only picture of Strappy I got all day. He was hiding in the bushes [actually, everytime I stopped and looked over my shoulder, he was already stopped behind me!]

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    This was one pretty crazy hill. I still can't believe we went up it!! Paul.

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    Dennis

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    28 miles total. It was mostly single track with a little 5th gear wash thrown in for good measure.

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    Lots of ups and downs.

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  7. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Terry, another great RR and the photos of this area are always fun to look at. :clap
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  8. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Nice ride! It seems like I see new singletrack every time I get out there. Looks like you found some good stuff.

    The IT 490 vintage bike reminds me, I need to look for one of the old KTM 550 2-strokes. :evil
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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Pretty much same old single track. There's a surprising amount of trail out there!
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  10. nrspence

    nrspence Adventurer

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    Dang looks like good times! Good pics! I'm down in AZ working between superior and globe staying in AJ. Everyday driving to the rig I wish I had my bike down and free time to ride it. Great weather an great places to ride down here.
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