PHX - DR Carnage KTM Carnage ATV Carnage

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I put this ride together and gave my victims the option of taking the Blue Pill (easy) or Red Pill (hard). The overwelming majority bit on the Red Pill. I knew that the Red Pill route would be tough, I just had no idea how tough! It ended up being about 160 miles of my favorite and least favorite dirt in AZ.

    We had as many as 10 in our group today.

    4Play - Honda 650R
    Nightstalker - KTM 950 A
    Yardstick - KTM 625
    Mil - KLR 650
    DOD - KTM 525
    Cyberdos - DR 650
    KTMSER - KTM 640E
    Rattlecan - KTM 525
    WinterHK - BMW1150GS
    Bronco Driver - Honda 650L (?)

    The first 6 of us met at the Wild Horse Saloon near Lake Pleasant for a 7AM ride call.

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  2. Rick Lee

    Rick Lee Long timer

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    Subscribing. I was thinking about you guys today on my ride up to Flag, Sedona and Jerome. When I get a dedicated dirt bike, I'll start doing these rides again. My GS is all patched up now after the Box Canyon run and looking new again.
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  3. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Ready for the carnage :thumb

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We started on the backway to Crown King. A very popular route for the off road crowd.

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    However, we didn't take the popular route, we took the guaranteed to impress Nightstalker route. The first real challenge is a nasty hill with a barbed wire gate at the top.

    4Play on the 650R Supertanker.

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    Mil T riding the wheels off his KLR 650.

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    Really, it's steeper than it looks.

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  6. Nuclieye

    Nuclieye Custom Fit is my choice!

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    The Ryland/Walker cut over, I know it well and have bit it a couple of times on that little hill of grief. While solo the gate at near the top is fun. How bad was the Ryland Gulch pass, can a truck get through right now?
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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Yardstick, KTM 625.

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    DOD makes it look easy on his KTM 525.

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    A montage for Cyberdos! How heavy is a DR650?

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    Roaring up the hill!

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    We had picked up two guys on dirt bikes that felt they had the off road prowless to ride with the Nightstalker clan.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I think you'd have trouble getting through the creek, as you will see shortly.
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  9. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    damn, did they grade the back side? :huh

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    And, here comes the creek!! Everyone loves a little water.

    Mil and Yardstick.

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    DOD

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    Cyberdos

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    Dirt bikers

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Trailside photos on the way to Minehaha.

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  12. Nuclieye

    Nuclieye Custom Fit is my choice!

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    That hasn't changed much from a year ago.:huh
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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Minehaha Mine.

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    Heads up!

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    From the top.

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    Mystery Machine. Where's Shaggy and Scooby?

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Senator Highway water crossing.

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  15. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    My body still aches all over. After a 3 month hiatus from riding I seriously should have taken the blue pill. :lol3

    Great bunch of guys out there yesterday. I'll have some pics up in a bit.

    Two things I learned yesterday.
    1. I need to update my stock 1997 suspension if I'm going to play with you guys in the rocks. :shog
    2. If I don't want to end up flying off a cliff and into some trees :augie I should not go out on bald tires.
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We made excellent time to Mayer, arriving ahead of schedule! Waiting for us was the rest of the crew. We fueled up for the long second leg. The long second leg.
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  17. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    What the hell was I thinking going on a Nightstalker ride with these tires? :huh

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  18. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Who lee oh, really tells us what he thinks of Nightstalkers ride.

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  19. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Spencer's always the first man on the irons. :thumb
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  20. DOD

    DOD rider #5

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    Absolute blast yesterday. We done used up all of the daylight. I love putting my helmet on at daybreak then taking it off with a sunset. Probably explains the smell.

    You guys missed a great BBQ sandwich.

    'till I saw you some more.

    -dod
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