PHX - Copperopolis Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    6 riders explored some of the back, back roads of Arizona with a visit to historic Copperopolis.

    PHXMAN - KTM 450
    Jerry K - KTM 300
    Ryan D - KTM 250
    Yardstick - KTM 530
    Goner - Yamaha WR 450
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Fast jeep roads would get us close to our destination.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Closing in on Copperopolis.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Copperopolis!!

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    There's a lot of history to check out in the area.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Stepping it up to harder trails.

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  7. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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  8. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    How does this story end?

    Nice ride, BTW.

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  9. TooTallRacing

    TooTallRacing Been here awhile

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    Sitting in front of my fireplace riding along<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The trail from Copperopolis to Wagoner Road had some extreme climbs.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    This was the second nastiest climb of the day. I didn't get many pictures of the nastiest, but Yardstick got himself in a great position for pictures on that hill.

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    PHXMAN

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    Jerry crests the nasty hill.

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    Yardstick halfway down catching PHXMAN on film.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner on the top.

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    Breathtaking views.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We dropped down off the ridge into the valley and explored the old Lehman Mill site.

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There's a long hard climb out of the mill site, seemed easy compared to our earlier climb. Looking back at the trail running down the mountain.

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    Yardstick and Ryan.

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    Ryland Creek trail descends in the distance.

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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We were on Wagoner Road for about 1 meter.

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    We took a different trail down the mountain.

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    Cabin ruins.

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    Yardstick

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  16. Nightstalker

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    Champie Ranch

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    Last of the two track heading back.

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Just over 60 miles for the day.

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  18. DurtKlod

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    Neat stuff. Great history out there. Can you do another screen shot, a closer upper one of the upper loop part?
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  19. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Nice RR as always. It's good to see goner out riding too.
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  20. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Couple more from my light collector...

    The group.
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    Bladeless windmill.
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    Downtown Copperopolis dwelling.
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    Another view of the accommodations.
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