PHX - Adopt-A-Highway / Back Way to Crown King

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Arizona Trail Riders had its semi-annual Adopt-A-Highway cleanup on the Carefree Highway.

    Afterwards, Father Goose lead us the Back Way to Crown King for lunch.

    Father Goose - XR600
    Ryan - XR600
    Javalina - XR650R
    Richard - DRZ400?
    Pammy - CRF150
    Steve B - Gas Gas 300
    Nightstalker - CRF450X

    Prepare to ride; preparing to ride, sir!

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    We rode through the Boulders Riding Area to Morgan City Wash. Javalina.

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    Pammy

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Riding through the Hieroglyphic Mountains.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Castle Hot Springs Road.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Some playing around at CK Rock.

    Steve

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    Father Goose

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    Javalina

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The "Back Way to Crown King".

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    Share the road.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Dusty riding today.

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    Steve

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    Ryan

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    Pammy & Richard

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    He has eyes in the back of his head. WATCH OUT!

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We ran into another tribe of riders. F_G instantly began trying to negotiate their surrender and obtain water and mineral rights.

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    Some more rocks.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Pammy can pick up her own bike!

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    She is very excited! This is her first time riding up the Back Way to Crown King. It's a right of passage for Arizona off road riders.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Lots of traffic on the road today. Be careful around the turns!

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    More rocks, big uns.

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    Javalina kicks the mighty XR650R.

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    On the move.

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    Pammy's turn.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Just about to Crown King.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We finally made it to Crown King, hungry and thirsty.

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    F_G

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    Swollen elbow. Always wear elbow protection.

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    SQUIRREL!!

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We returned via Senator Highway, Wagoner Road, and Ryland Creek.

    Senator Highway.

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    I was having way too much fun and going way to fast to take any pictures on Wagoner Road. It's one of my FAVORITE rides on the 450 and the 950!

    Ryland Creek.

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    These cows were staring me down. I was scared!

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    F_G - Gatemaster

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    It was getting late.

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    Night was upon us.

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    35W headlight = not good.

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    100 miles total today. Great ride!

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  15. F_G

    F_G new2ds

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    Nightstalker, awesome ride report as usual. And I have a few photos of the elusive Nightstalker himself.


    Nightstalker finds himself down 50hp, 500cc's and 300lbs.

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    The elusive Nightstalker in his natural habitat

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    An extremely rare photo of the Nightstalker, stalking, catching and consuming his prey

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  16. Thorne

    Thorne Sherpa-ing around

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    Great RR.......
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  17. xdbx

    xdbx Motorcycle Connoisseur

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    shoulda rode that shit on the 950... :deal
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  18. StinkyCheese

    StinkyCheese Red or Green? Super Supporter

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    Nice RR!

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  19. AZcacti

    AZcacti Dope on a Rope

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    Nice ride. Looks like hoot on the singles.:thumb
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  20. Nightstalker

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