Nightstalker + Flagstaff = Single Track Fun

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by HoosierTrailmaster, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Had the pleasure of riding single track up in Flagstaff this weekend with Nightstalker. There will be more to come from him, but wanted to get the thread started.

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    Nightstalker likes the 4-stroke...I like the 2-smoke for single track.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The single track was EPIC!!!

    HTM - KTM 250 2 smoker

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Not much time for pictures. HTM wanted to keep moving...

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Great lunch at Beaver Street Brew Pub.

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    Storms on the way back to Phoenix.

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  5. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Nightstalker used the body english a lot today.

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  6. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    You could be taking pictures while he picks his bike up....:rofl

    Looks like fun stuff, I thought they closed everything up that way?
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  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Wait, no one died? :huh
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  8. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Not a single down the whole day from anyone. :huh


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  9. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Great pics guys. Looks like you had a blast. How many miles were you able to cobble together?

    From now on, no rides when I'm working, OK?:lol3
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  10. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    OK, lent my still/video camera to a gal who went to Hawaii for her wedding/honeymoon. So, had to create a video from stills. After all, Nightstalker never gets featured.

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    (Click on photo to start video)
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  11. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    I'm also curious about the mileage for the ride. Or rather, how many laps did you guys do? :lol3 Were you able to get into anything fairly technical? There is an area in there that used to be open to motorcycles that had some good rock features and super-tight turns. I only ever rode that stuff on a pedal bike though. There is a lot of cool stuff up there if you don't mind pedaling! :evil

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  12. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    We got 30 miles in. There isn't a decent big loop so we did a lot of crisscrossing where we had been, but there was some pretty rocky tight stuff as you described Allen. A bit of off-camber. Nothing super steep. For the most part, the scenery and temps were really welcome. We only came across 2 other motos but lots of MTB's.
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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hey! I finally got my video up to youtube...It's pretty awesome!!

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It was over 30 miles. Did some doubling back, but not much. I was experiencing some difficulties breathing over 8000 feet. The Honda ran great! I did drop from a 160 main jet to a 155.

    Some of the trails were well marked and some of the stuff we found ourselves on was not marked either at all.

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  15. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Nice video. I see the butterfly around your handle bars at the start... your such a nature lover. Great view when you had the camera turned and your filming the guys riding behind you. Is most of the terrain pretty flat?
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Not really.

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