PHX - Bumble Bee - Mayer - Bull Run - CROWN KING!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Since most of my riding buddies have converted to the dark side, I decided to join them and see what all the hype was about...

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    Today would be a true test of the trial tire worthyness...

    Joining in on the mayhem ...

    Goner - Yamaha WR450
    ybracing - KTM 450
    Yardstick - KTM 300
    Javalina - Honda 450R
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    Staging outside of Bumble Bee.

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    ybracing postoffice profile.

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    Some other riders showed up, one of them on this ATK.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    ybracing on his KTM 450.

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    Turkey Creek trail is just down the road from our stage point. It would take us up to Cleator.

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    ybracing

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    Javalina in front of a sign pointing to Cleator.

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  3. Nightstalker

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    Yardstick on his 2 smoker 300.

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    Goner demonstrating why the trials tire works so well in the rocks.

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    Yardstick on the rocks.

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    Goner

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  4. Nightstalker

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    Javalina follows Nightstalker up a sandy climb.

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    ybracing roosts up a giant cloud.

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    Yardstick is awesome on that 300!!

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    Goner riding sweep.

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    ybracing

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    Bustling downtown Cleator.

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    Old cabin north of Cleator.

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    Trail to Mayer.

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    Yardstick

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Still heading to Mayer. Javalina and ybracing.

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    Goner

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    Yardstick

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    Two way traffic.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Gasing up in Mayer.

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    We ran into Goner's Dad while we were there!! What are the chances??

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    We left Mayer and rode Trail 202 - Bull Run to Battle Flat.

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    Javalina

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    Bull Run started out easy enough...

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    Yardstick

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  10. Nightstalker

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    Where the jeep road ends, the single track begins!

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    ybracing

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    The trail got real interesting.

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    Sweet singletrack to Battle Flat.

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    Yardstick emerges on Peck Mine Road.

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    The stream bed to Battle Flat gets a little rocky.

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    Yardstick

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    Javalina's turn.

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    Goner

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    Javalina recovering.

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    We caught the 215 over to the Bradshaw trail.

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    Quite a fun little trail!

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    Anyone who has been on the Bradshaw trail will recognize this spot.

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    We continued on the 215 to the Senator Highway.

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    It turns into a real piece of crap trail.

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    That was a long mile.

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    We stopped at the Mill in Crown King for lunch.

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    Ummmm, food...

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    Crown King was having a golf tournament this weekend.

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    Lots of hustle and bustle.

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    The dilemma, return to the trucks the easy way or the hard way? It would be the hard way...

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    I'll take a room with a view please.

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    And here it began, the descent down Trail 202 to Peck Mine Road.

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    The trail starts at a cool 7100 feet. Pine needles cusioning your tires. Real good fun!

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    It changes quickly as you DROP off the mountain.

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    No room for passing. I got a whole lot of pictures of Yardstick.

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    Place your tires carefully. There's a big pentalty for losing concentration.

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  20. Nightstalker

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    More 202.

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