The power of the internet- Az 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by bikeslut, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,875
    Location:
    Alpine-where the twisty roads start
    through the power of the internet, I was able to coordinate a couple of different rides in the SouthWest... First we started off in a little riding area near Phoenix called Mesquite Wash. We had taken the truck with bikes in the back, so it wasn't so bad.
    crappy picture, but, the first night's dinner of steak on a stick
    [​IMG]

    the terrain was typical southwest... manzanita, mesquite, and assorted other pointy things ready to poke you
    [​IMG]

    and the impressive Saguaro...
    [​IMG]

    impressive if you don't end up hugging one
    [​IMG]

    Impressive spines out there too
    [​IMG]

    sandy washes with whoops
    [​IMG]

    my riding buddy Vic and our Phoenix trail guide AzRich
    [​IMG]

    what I do NOT have pictures of are the ruts... deep ruts dug in to rocks... within the ruts are more ruts where the fork tubes groove out the walls... on TOP of the walls are more ruts where riders drag there feet... this is a scratch on my bike side panel and muffler from the side of the rut
    [​IMG]

    that was end of day one

    Day two was a 125 dual sport ride to the twon of Punkin Center... started with another sandy wash, then slick fire roads
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Vic and Rich
    [​IMG]

    Some radio tower
    [​IMG]

    Overlooking Roosevelt Lake
    [​IMG]

    We arrive at Punkin Center
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    a town that relishes their uniqueness
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Evidence of a fairly recent fire
    [​IMG]

    Vic finding a cool cave
    [​IMG]

    look closely and you can see the flying mammal
    [​IMG]

    Vic exploring a little side route
    [​IMG]

    Hairy ape just hanging out
    [​IMG]

    Found an old cabin along the way
    [​IMG]

    Rich is not all that tall
    [​IMG]

    Cue up day 3

    we head up to Prescott where ADVriderss own Rattlecan offers to lead us around- running a good pace, he ends up a little sideways
    [​IMG]

    at this point, my camera took a dump, but rattlecan (bob) got a few more pictures on his smartphone... including the one that sent him home for the day; bounced off a rock at high speed, and ended up busting up an old tree, a new KTM, and an old wrist
    #1
  2. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,875
    Location:
    Alpine-where the twisty roads start
    [​IMG]
    #2
  3. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,373
    Location:
    Killeen, TX.
    The Punkin' Center, now I've been everywhere. Thanks guys great report!
    #3
  4. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,625
    Location:
    left of center AZ.
    'That's SicVic staightening out my bike after a high speed crash. The trail is about 20 ft. behind where the picture was taken. I guess I hit a rock or something. Don't remember much except seeing that log, still in one piece, coming at me.

    [​IMG]

    It's all fun until someone gets hurt. :D
    #4
  5. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,625
    Location:
    left of center AZ.
    We stopped at the old mine off Senator Hwy for a photoshoot. Slut and Sic posing.



    [​IMG]
    #5
  6. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,625
    Location:
    left of center AZ.
    Thanks for the fun and help picking up my bike guys. See you at Ocotillo! :freaky
    #6
  7. bikeslut

    bikeslut Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,875
    Location:
    Alpine-where the twisty roads start
    You got it Bob...we have sand rides, mountain singletrack, and plenty of fire roads
    #7
  8. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan motorcycle addict

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,075
    Location:
    Hermiston, Oregon
    Howdy Bob!
    Hope you heal quickly.
    Dan.
    #8
  9. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,625
    Location:
    left of center AZ.

    Danno! PM coming your way.
    #9
  10. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,127
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Rattlecan is good people. Looks like you guys had fun.
    #10
  11. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,625
    Location:
    left of center AZ.
    Thanks mate, back atcha.
    #11