PHX - Bradshaw Trail - Forest Service Rescue

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    When the trail starts like this, the outcome can't be good...

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  2. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    Good times...:deal






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  3. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    I live for this shit.
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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It all started when 4play and oldtimertc pieced together a plan for the most diabolical ride. What kind of ride would it be if Nightstalker wasn't there to document it properly?

    Javalina picked me up in the dark hours of the morning and delivered me to McDonalds so that I could have my good luck bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, all is right in the world.

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    We were the last to arrive at the Landing Strip staging area, where the team was already assembled and ready to go. 11 riders started this day and included:

    4play - XR650R
    oldtimertc - XR650L
    KTMSER - KTM 640
    BIG-E - KTM 640
    Yardstick - KTM 625
    Mil T - KTM 530
    The Butcher (Alaska) - KTM 450
    DesertRider2007 - DRZ400
    jrproper - KTM 450?
    Javalina - XR650R
    Nightstalker CRF450X

    BIG-E

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    The Butcher

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    DesertRider2007

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    Javalina had a leaky fuel filter. He had removed it in just a couple of minutes.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It was a balls out, hammer down, ride up to Crown King for brunch.

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    The Butcher climbs Turnaround Hill on the backway to Crown King.

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    jrproper on his tail.

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    oldtimertc riding sweep.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We stopped for a little catchup break just south of Fort Misery. 4play.

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    Nightstalker and Javalina.

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    The Butcher and Javalina.

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    DesertRider2007

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    jrproper

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  7. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Easy step up, unless you're Cyberdos. oldtimertc makes it look easy.

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    Mil T

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    Javalina

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    Yardstick

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    BIG-E

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    DesertRider2007 takes the most photogenic line.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Javalina on one of the many step-ups.

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    oldtimertc

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    jrproper

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  10. Gizmo

    Gizmo Hermes

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    Cool!
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The Butcher

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    4play

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    DesertRider2007

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    BIG-E was totally spent. oldtimertc extended the courtesy of riding the BIG KTM 640 up. Action sequence!

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  13. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    BIG-E

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    Great views, if you care to look...

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    BIG-E

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    Finally past the rough stuff.

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  15. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    This ride was by far the toughest ride that I have ever been on. Had a blast up to Crown King. Had a nightmare down the Bradshaw Trail:rofl Thanks to everyone for all the help along the way. I was totally spent when I was at the bottom of the trail and the ride back to the staging area seemed like a thousand miles.....but I made it. :clap

    I enjoyed the company and the ride.......now it is time to recover.....:lol3
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Just about into Crown King. DesertRider2007 and The Butcher were taking turns kicking jrproper's KTM.

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    We made it to Crown King. I ran into some of my ATR buddies!

    Mar-Tan throws a shocker.

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    Derek S.

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    Crown King General Store.

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    And Post Office.

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    They make their own fudge. Ummmmm.

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We had breakfast at The Mill.

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    Pancakes with a shot of melted butter!

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    DesertRider2007 has bacon, eggs, and fried beer bread.

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    DesertRider2007 pulls up a chair with The Butcher and jrproper.

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    11 bikes in the parking lot. Only 10 would continue on...

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    jrproper practicing kick starting his KTM.

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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hot chicks!

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    Bearded lady.

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    DR650Eddy and his ATV buddy.

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    BIG-E opted out of the Bradshaw Trail. The remaining 10 made a quick stop on top of Towers Mountain to take in the view.

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    And then there was the Bradshaw trail...it started easy enough.

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    We came upon this trail marker... Fear is not an option.

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