PHX - 10/2/10 Crown King Ride Report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Unseasonable hot temperatures prompted an easy breakfast run to Crown King from Lake Pleasant.

    Today's riders :

    ybracing - KTM 525 outfitted for long distance travels.
    Javalina - Honda XR650R
    Blacksamwell - Honda XR650R
    Slowred - Honda 450X
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    I received my first injury for the day loading the CRF into Javalina's truck. One of the tie downs slipped off and I took a shot from the bars right into my ribs.

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    7AM, gang is all here, well except for B-K who was a MIA.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Back way to Crown King.

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    Javalina lost the fuel vent hose on his XR. Gas was being applied to all the wrong body parts.

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    ybracing had a spare!! A little duct tape to insure it makes it back to the trucks.

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  3. Nightstalker

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    Javalina rockin' and rollin' again!

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    Slowred

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    Blacksamwell followed closely by ybracing.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I took a lot of pictures on the way up. The back way is in the worst condition I've seen over the last 3 years.

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    Slowred got hung up on a rock.

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    It was a big rock.

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    ybracing motors by.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The rocks get bigger every time I go up the back way.

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    Javalina

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    Hiking back to the bikes after taking pictures.

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    Great views.

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  6. Nightstalker

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    Break at Burro John.

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    Slowred

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    Blacksamwell

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    ybracing

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  7. Nightstalker

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    Slowred navigates a wet spot.

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    Javalina in some rocks.

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    Slowred follows.

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  8. Nightstalker

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    Blacksamwell

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    ybracing

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  9. Nightstalker

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    Slowred action sequence.

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    Blacksamwell video.

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    ybracing

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    Slowred

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    Blacksamwell

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    X R 6 5 0 R !!!

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    ybracing

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  11. Nightstalker

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    Blacksamwell had a coolant overflow problem.

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    The last leg up the back way has been graded!

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  12. Nightstalker

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    Breakfast at the Mill in Crown King.

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    We ran into Bear 87 who came up from Bumble Bee.

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    Blacksamwell enjoys a denver omelette.

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    ummmmm, grilled beer bread!!

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  13. dunerat

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    nice report,you AZ guys got some nice riding.cant wait for H@TM:clap
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    awesome photos! What camera are you shooting with? It looks like a pretty wide lens.
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    The Crown King Apple Festival was in full swing!

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    Deputy Do-Right thinks dirt bikes are cool!

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    While you're fueling up at the Crown King General Store, do your mouth a favor and purchase some of their delicious Home Made Butter Fudge!

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  17. Nightstalker

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    We snuck out the back of Crown King and headed for Towers Mountain.

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    I saw two turkeys running down the trail, barely snapped a pic.

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    Towers mountain lookout.

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  19. Nightstalker

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    ybracing at Minnehaha Mine.

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    On Ryland creek trail.

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    Javalina up front, Slowred showing off.

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    Broke the bark buster mount.

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