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PHX-On location with the Video Production Team

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I received an invite from Jeff at AZ State Parks (actually, he posted an open invite on here a while back) to participate in a video he's having professionally done. Well, I jumped at the opportunity to see the behind the scenes action!

    We met at Sycamore Mesquite trail head and the bike riders included:

    Yardstick
    Johnny5
    Slowred
    Rich - Tonto National Forest Volunteer and dirt bike rider
    Ben - Man behind the camera and on the trail

    Jeff @ AZ State Parks and the remainder of the video team would use UTV to load up their gear and meet us on location out on the trail.

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    Early start this morning

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    Great desert sunrise

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    A little location scouting
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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I should back up a moment. After unloading and gearing up, I noticed a wet spot under my bike. At first, I thought maybe it was as excited as me to be there. Further inspection revealed that I had a gas leak! The gas was running from the junction of the brass fitting and the carb. How the heck am I going fix that!! Well, between Yardstick and I, we got it fixed with some electrical tape and with minimal delay!

    Back on to the trail...

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    Ben, setting up at our first location.

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    SWING!! A RED 5K camera! WOWSERS!!
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    After completing our shots at this location, we packed up and headed to our next location.

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    It was only Ben's second time on a dirt bike after a several year hiatus, he needed a hand here and there. Here, Johnny5 lends a helping hand to get Ben out of this trench.

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    She's such a showoff!
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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Trails show some significant damage from the 5 inches of rain we got last Monday. The decomposed granite was super slippery this morning.

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    Rich just happened to be in front of me when he got crossed up.

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    Ben sets up at the next location.

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    I had picked up an unwanted passenger.
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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Slowred with the 35 pound tripod on his back.

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    Ben heads up the hill. It was quite challenging!

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    He must have known I had my camera at the ready!

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    He got a little stuck here. I ran up and gave him a hand.
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We met up with the rest of the crew at the next location.

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    The drone was waiting for us when we got there.

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    That wasn't the only thing waiting for us!

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    Going up was easier than going down!

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    Choose your line carefully!

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The UTV team was all set up on the ridge across the wash.

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    More shots.

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    On a break. In the desert, you have to make your own shade!

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Let the hijinx begin! Slowred taking a picture of Nightstalker taking a picture of Slowred.

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    Wow, it was hot!

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    Johnny5 decides that she'll ride the trail backwards and blindfolded to mix it up.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Last location. Waiting under a shady tree for the UTV team to catch up.

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    22 miles today.

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  10. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto

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    When's the premier?

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  11. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Very Nice! Looks like it was a fun day out on the trail. :thumb
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  12. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Great RR Nightstalker! It was a fun day and interesting to see how these productions work.

    I shot a couple of pics.

    Nightstalker and Yardstick McGyver'ing a fix for NS's leaking carb.
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    Our fearless leader in the day's production, Jeff!
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    We would ride to a location and wait for the camera guy to tell us what to do.Yardstick.
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    NS!
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    Johnny5 and Rich
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    Just past Sweater Cactus
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    Johnny5 is ready for new boots
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    Yardstick getting wired
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    NS
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    Production crew
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    Cool quadcopter cam
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    Johnny5 says "We don't need real stuntmen!"
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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I don't know when the final product is due for delivery. I do know that they have more shooting to do.
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  14. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Johnny 5! Long time. The only time I went all the way around the Peaks, Johnny 5 was along too.
    You should take up trials!
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