Phoenix meets Tucson Part Deux - Day 2 - Chiva Falls

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  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The epic weekend continues with a ride on the Chiva Falls loop.

    16 riders today.

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    HoosierTrailMaster - KTM 450
    Bush Master - KTM
    4play - KTM 750
    yzfcathy - KTM 525
    Dave - KTM
    seabee1 - Honda 450X
    azredline - Honda 450X
    Reidy008 - Honda 250X
    Emerson Bigguns - KTM
    refokus - KTM 450
    rpage1 - Honda 450X
    WilltheSpill - BMW 450
    Nathan - Yamaha WR450
    Alex - KTM 450
    Becktastic - Suzuki 400?
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    Ride Video

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Close to 60 miles for those who did the full ride.

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    It was a dusty ride up to the first regroup point.

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    WilltheSpill on the first hill.

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    Reidy008

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    rpage1 leads Emerson Bigguns.

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    yzfcathy

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    Nathan

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    Alex

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    Following in Becktastic's footsteps.

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    I had the first and only flat of the day.

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    Alex was fork oil challenged.

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    Refokus and 4play dream of riding in the snow.

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    Instead, we go climb a rocky hill.

    Refokus

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    Nathan

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    Reidy

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    Seabee1

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    Bush Master doing the "Tucson Two Step" [HTM]

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I was really hoping to keep my feet dry today. No such luck.

    4play

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    yzfcathy finds an alternative rocky line to avoid the pond. Other riders are eager to follow.

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    Seabee1

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    Bush Master

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    WillTheSpill shows no fear and practically hydroplanes across the pond.

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    Time for the BIG AIR exhibition!

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    Continuing on in the shadows of the cloudy, snow-covered mountains.

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    WillTheSpill on the throttle.

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    Bush Master

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    HTM was taking a beating!

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    The group split up with most heading back, leaving only the strong to survive the final assault on the Chimney Rock loop. Abandon all hope ye who enter here...

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    The stench of fear hung thick in the air.

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    Rocky, sandy washes lined with hardwoods, it was surreal.

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    We stopped for a quick break. The earth started to ingest HTM in a slurry of sandy brine.

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    We could see the imposing white bluff in the distance. Made from the hardest rock, we would commit to crest this palisade to reach our goal.

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    Once atop, the prize revealed itself.

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    HTM ran out of gas on the way back to the trucks. But, there's no need to fear, braided rope is here!!

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    The footpeg to footpeg method was employed as I had witnessed at the Coke Ovens ride when yzfcathy gave rpage1 a little pull.

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    Camp Circle K

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    Risky Business was the rendezvous point for the short timers and the super heroes. The super heroes were hungry and thirsty.

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    A frosty bottle of meade.

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    And a strawberry milkshake.

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    A festive table of hearty adventurers.

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    Flamed flesh.

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    Italian jack rabbit lasagna.

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    Hoagie and golden rings.

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    56 miles or so.

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    never got a shot of the cheese lady, huh? :D

    great photos and report, terry, et al.
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    And the ride video...

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    Hey Terry, Nice production of the videos bud! Ride On! Phil
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