PHX - Over the Bridge and under the Dam

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  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The weather doesn't get any better for riding in Phoenix than it was today! The melting snow capped peaks were swelling the streams and creeks providing many opportunities to get your feet wet, well, a little wet.

    We met on the Carefree Highway, leave your troubles behind and lets go riding!

    KTMSER - KTM 950SE
    BlueStreak - DRZ400S
    Rattlecan - KTM 525EXC
    Misery Goat - KTM 950SE
    4Play - Honda XR650R
    MonTek - KLR650
    Nightstalker - KTM 950Adv

    It was supposed to be an easy ride up to the first gas stop where we picked up Rattlecan at Cordes Junction.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    NICE! Water where there usually is none!

    Misery Goat followed 4Play.

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    Then some other guys infiltrated our pack. One guy was riding a dishy BMW GSPD.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We stopped and chatted with the GSPD crew. They were on their way to Crown King.

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    I made a wrong turn and we turned around here.

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    Montek

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Back on track, we made our way to "The Underpass". Time to try out the video capabilities of my new camera.

    KTMSER

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    Misery Goat

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    4Play

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    Montek

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    BlueStreak

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    Inside looking out.

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  5. Nightstalker

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    Then we got to the hill. It had gotten a little uglier since the last time I was here with JD and Glenn on the Blessed Hellride.

    KTMSER was the first victim.

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    The crew started up the easy way to lend Spencer a hand. Let's try out the zoom on that new camera.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Misery Goat to the RESCUE!

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    Of course, my bright idea of a rescue was to go up the same way as KTMSER. I got stuck at the same place he did and now needed assistance as well.

    View from the top.

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    Riders and bikes were speckled across the hillside.

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    Getting going again was somewhat of a challenge.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We stopped at Cordes Junction to refuel and pickup Rattlecan, who had been waiting patiently for us. From there we ran the interstate for a few miles to Dugas where we picked up the Great Western Trail and headed south to Bloody Basin.

    The watering hole in downtown Dugas.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Ahhh, The Great Western Trail.

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    kwakbiker Been here awhile

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    Looked great:clap
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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    More to come, much more!
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  11. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    watch out for that wall MG! :rofl

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    great pics Terry! :clap
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Riding the Great Western Trail from Dugas to Bloody Basin - it's awesome!

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Bloody Basin Road has some great views when traveling from west to east.

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    Who's that handsome guy?

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    From the title of this thread, you're probably expecting to see a bridge and a dam. It's coming and it's worth the wait!

    On the way to Sheep Bridge.

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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Sheep Bridge coming in to view.

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    Bikes on the bridge.

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    Spencer going down.

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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The descent from the bridge can be tricky.

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    Montek

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The bridge from below.

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    She's very angry.

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    Did I saw something about going under a dam???
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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It's fast riding on the east side of the Verde River. Power slide heaven!

    Overlooking Deadman's Creek.

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    Water in Horseshoe Lake. That's a good sign!

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    Don't worry boys, Deadman's Creek hasn't split any wheels for almost a year now.

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Water, elixir of life.

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Elephant Ear cactus.

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    Montek

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    Almost at the Dam.

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