PHX - CocoKaiPres Dual Sport

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    10 riders joined me for a 130 mile ride through Arizona high country including cool temps and spectacular scenery!

    Marshall's Service Center - Honda 650L
    EsconDeasy - Honda 650L
    ewilly - Suzuki DRZ400
    Mike955i - KTM 525
    Slowred - Honda 450X
    CZRyan - KTM 525
    Eric B - KTM 450
    Robert S - KTM 450
    4play - KTM 600
    Jerry K - KTM 300
    Nighstalker - Honda 450X

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Eric B came out of retirement and joined us.

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    You can hardly recognize him all geared up.

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    AAA award winning Marshall's Service Center on the much renowned Honda XR650L

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Much of this ride would be on roads I had never been on before, and they looked very promising! Promise for rocks and hills!!

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    Just follow the pole line.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    ewilly wipes the dust from his goggles.

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    Mike955i is ready for the next challenge!

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    czryan on a particularly tricky hill.

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    Mike got knocked off the side.

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    Jerry waits for no man.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    ewilly and I got Mike back up on the trail, we should have given him another minute to rest...

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    OUCH!

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    Ready for another try.

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    MG powers that 650 right up!

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Time to start climbing Casner Mountain.

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    Crazy switchbacks!

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    Part way up.

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    Slowred showing me where the red rocks are.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The gang at the top.

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    Nice soft grassy ride.

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    Super cool road!

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It's hard to describe just how awesome this stretch of road is!

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    View to the west, Sycamore Canyon.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    One last hill to climb.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    EsconDeasy pointing out the way NOT to go.

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    Slowred and EsconDeasy assessing the trail so far.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Passing through a burnt area.

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    Shady pines.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Stop for food and fuel.

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    Great gas can!

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Next stop, Volunteer Canyon.

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    It's a, it's a, it's a long way down!!

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    czryan and ewilly.

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    MG

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    Da gang.

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  15. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Great stuff, Casner Mt just enough to keep your attention with the switchbacks:eek1
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  16. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    :clap looks like a lot of fun.
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  17. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Cool, looks like fun :thumb
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  18. Mike955i

    Mike955i Future Escapee

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    Great ride Terry, thanks for putting it together. Had a great time, despite my tumble..... :thumb
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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    After Volunteer Canyon, we switched to bump and run trail riding protocol and really started covering some ground. There was a lot of ground to cover!

    Wide open grasslands near Williams, AZ.

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    4play following the leader.

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Next stop on the schedule was Sycamore Point. I was wondering if it would be worth the 5 mile one way run down to the overlook. I'll let you be the judge.

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    I don't think anyone was disappointed. Casner Mountain is the ridge in the distance, about 3 miles swallows flight away. That was our ride in.

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    ewilly, 4play, and Eric B taking it all in.

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    MG was speechless!

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