PHX - 2012 Coke Ovens Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Thanks for posting guys. I'm so bummed that I had to miss the ride this year. It is not so much the trail as the great group of people riding it. :clap
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  2. EsconDeasy

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    "Anyone else want a piece of me?!!"
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  3. Yardstick

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    How about even more pics? I ended up with over 280 pics for the day! :eek1

    Riders' Meeting.
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    Crilly and his mighty steed!
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    My machine.
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    Can't shake Slowred.
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    Riders coming in for a quick regroup after the first few ledges of the day.
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    Drivers too!
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    There was talk of an adventure hike to check out the cave and crack in the distance.
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  4. Yardstick

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    Next quick stop after the creek bed full of boulders.
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    Few more coming in.
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    This is where Group 2 encountered the tail end of Group 1.
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    Jersey Dave cruising in.
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    And Crilly!
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    Followed by the chase crew.
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  5. Yardstick

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    Another quick stop on the way. Reidy008 is looking for a status report on the stragglers.
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    Fast straights and tight corners on the way to Ajax Mine.
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    Gotta love AZ's vast expanses of nothing!
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    Riders on the approach.
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    Refokus cruising.
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    Azredline coming in.
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    Joined by Reidy008 and Refokus.
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    4play tailing Crilly.
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  6. Yardstick

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    Group 2 heading for the alternate, long route to Ajax.
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    Gathering the troops. We thought Roger, Crilly and 4play went the other way and figured Jersey Dave was the last one coming down the hill for our group.
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    Okay, Azredline coming in.
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    And Jersey Dave... That's all! GO!
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    A couple of guys on the move.
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    Reidy008
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    Slowred coming up the last hill.
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    This is the turn to Ajax that a few guys missed (we came from the right track and should have taken the left track as shown in the pic). It's more than a 90-degree corner so it's easy to miss at speed. I waited here for people to come back from having gone straight and also for Slowred and Jersey Dave in the RZR. It was taking too long for both so I went back to check on Slowred and Jersey Dave.
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    That's when I found out we were being followed! Crilly, 4play and Roger were just a couple minutes back.
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  7. Yardstick

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    The bike lineup at Ajax with our resident Spider Man, EsconDeasy.
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    EsconDeasy takes the quick way up in this sequence.
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    Another view of the lineup and Crilly.
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    Group 1 and 2 got shuffled slightly here. The new Group 1 heading off from Ajax.
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  8. Yardstick

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    We took a new to us route out the back way from Ajax Mine.
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    Intersecting the normal Ajax Trail.
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    I intended to take the route Wild Bill Kelso found on the way back out and routed everyone in the group toward the surprise hill. :evil
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    Kbblue coming down.
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    Followed by Reidy008.
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  9. Yardstick

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    I imagine it's a scary ride down this in that short wheelbase RZR.
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    John, Reidy008's friend doesn't think so. 'Look ma, no hands!' :eek1
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    4Play shot down the hill!
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    Crilly went straight down. I'm not sure he used the brakes at all! He was hauling down the face of this hill.
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    But he kept it on two wheels! :thumb
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  10. Yardstick

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    More rollercoaster ride.
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    Jersey Dave chasing Kbblue.
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    And Crilly being chased by 4play.
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    The next stop was this tricky turn.
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    Azredline getting it done on the big XRL while Wild Bill scopes out a tricky new line.
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    Reidy008 takes the high, outside line.
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  11. Yardstick

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    Kbblue takes the middle line. It's the most obvious but it's also probably the hardest one when it comes time to make the turn!
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    Refokus took the slick inside line. The fastest of them all, it seems!
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    Jersey Dave going for some style points!
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    Ultimately he took the safe 'n' sane line for the side by sides.
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    4play lofting the 600's wheel for the inside line.
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    Wild Bill took this far outside line that looked slick.
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    But it requires significant momentum.
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    Reidy008 lends a hand.
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  12. Yardstick

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    Another group of side by sides came through.
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    Making it look easy.
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    Looking back at these, I thought this was Roger and Bucket Girl at first!
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    It was a straight Toyota until he said, "Hey y'all, watch this!"
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    ashlandmine.
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    Reidy008 on Crilly's CRF250L.
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    Lofting the front end of the little 250! I thought he was going to keep on going. He made Crilly HIKE! :lol3
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  13. Yardstick

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    I figured I would make tracks for Honda Hill and shot off only to find this scene. Little 125 on the ground and Jumper Dave face down. WTF?? :eek1
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    These guys had been here a while. It was a flat tire, cracked tank and nap time party.
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    Lining up at Honda Hill!
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    Bucket Boy takes the hero line.
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    Riding in an open face helmet is major motivation to NOT faceplant!
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    Bucket Boy back up!
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    With a little stumble. Not giving in to the whims of Honda Hill yet.
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    And back down the middle line.
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    Showing us all how it's done on a CRF230! :lol3
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    Ashlandmine on the middle line.
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    Riding the spine!
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    Wild Bill on the outside route.
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    Adventure Hunter on the Husky.
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    I think his was the only bike to actually hit the ground on the way to the Ovens.
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  15. Yardstick

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    Ashlandmine back up!
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    I guess he wasn't done going up!
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    And back down again.
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    This looked like the least smooth way to take the middle line.
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  16. Yardstick

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    Cyberdos taking the middle line on the TTR125!
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    When your wheels are small, all the obstacles are that much bigger! Nice one!
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    Ashlandmine going up again!
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    Refokus coming down.
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    And Jumper Dave.
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    With a close call!
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  17. Yardstick

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    EsconDeasy going for the middle line.
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    It looks worse than it is. I bailed out doing the middle line going down last week, too.
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    Back on!
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    4play.
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    Kbblue.
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    Roger and Bucket Girl.
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  18. Yardstick

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    Ashlandmine down again!
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    Reidy008!
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    On the move!
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    Azredline.
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    Another close call! And on a Honda!
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    Jersey Dave!
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    Plowing through.
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    Did he ever have all four wheels on the ground? :huh
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  19. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Nice pics!
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  20. Yardstick

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    4play takes the Crillymobile down.
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    Crilly could have handled it, no problem. :evil
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    This next drop is a little ugly, too.
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    Crilly bombs down the rock garden hill.
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    And right down this drop, like a pro!
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    What's everybody waiting for? :lol3
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