Phx - back 2 back - wildcat!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    If you haven't read any of my other Wildcat reports, you should know that I LOVE THE WILDCAT!

    Monday rides are awesome! There was nobody but us there.

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    Today's riders include :

    Gary - KTM 300 - Trail Boss
    Steve - KTM 250
    Ryan - KTM 525
    Nightstalker - Honda 450x

    Gary knows the area real well and showed us some of the hardest trails, and hills.

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    He rolled down this hill, fortunately, his bike didn't follow.

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    2nd attempt was no problem.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Next up was this hill, Mad Crasher Hill.

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    Gary on the final approach.

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    Ryan's turn.

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    At the top.

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    Steve up next.

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    And he's up.

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    The prize at the top.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    If you thought the UP pictures were impressive, check out the DOWN!!

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    Steve behind me.

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    Catching up to Ryan.

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    Steve playing it safe.

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    One more drop to the bottom.

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    Oh yeah, he's down!

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    I should add that I had the most spectacular crash at the bottom of this hill. I rode down the face of the rock to the right of Steve on the above picture and jumped off at the bottom. A few feet after that, the front end wiped out and I skidded down the trail on my head. Of course, there's no record of it happening.
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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Then Gary took us up the backside of V@gina hill. It was a real shithole of a trail!

    Steve in the rocks.

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    Steve taking a closer look at the rocks.

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    Steve is unstoppable!

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Then there was this section...

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    Ryan charging up the hill.

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    And he crests the top.

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    Steve up next.

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    The view from the top during a much needed break.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Time to go down...Tight and steep!

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    Ryan wriggles through the pinch point.

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    Not too promising looking ahead.

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    It only got worse.

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    Ryan mmade short work of it. Steve follows.

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    Welcoming Steve to the bottom of that hill.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    That completed the first 10 miles of the day. The second half was fast flowy single track. Not much for pictures except this one.

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    20 mile day, we were bushed!

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    Lots of ups and downs.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Finally got this video done too!! Coming soon!
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  9. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Terry your video isn't working.
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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Super old.

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    Switch to Vimeo...I wanna see the video!!
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Please give it a try now...it's worth the wait!
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  12. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    It says that it is blocked in this country on copyright infringements. :huh
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  13. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Did you steal someone elses video or is because you put music to it your not allowed to use maybe?
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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Finally got the video working. It is well worth the wait. Came out AWESOME!!

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360" src="https://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/1554232220_dc45gv8?width=640&height=360"></iframe>
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  15. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    That's fantastic video, NS! I think you may have missed your calling. You should be the Warren Miller of dirt bikes. Just point your camera at FF's and tell them they may be in a movie if they go down a hill, jump a cliff, etc. :lol3

    Hope your leg is feeling better.
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  16. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Good stuff mate. How are you heeling up?
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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Still limping. Steps are fun!
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  18. ironbutt84

    ironbutt84 Time Traveler

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    I wish I had your GPS skills along with your Video production capabilities! The nice thing about doing stills, they are always of somebody elses screw ups. Video gives you editing control....Super job!
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