PHX - Painted Rocks Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Paloma Paul and Noshoes put together a great ride down in Gila Bend, AZ today. Great great ride! Thanks guys!!
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Let's see it :deal
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We met at the T/A Truck stop for the buffet breakfast. Four of us made the cold ride in.

    Paloma Paul - DR650
    Noshoes - XR650L
    Kapp555 - KTM640
    Nightstalker - KTM950

    Spencer showed up with a truckload and a trailer load of bikes and riders. I know that Bluestreak was in the load, Spencer will have to fill us in on the mini-Spencers.

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    We rode down to the post breakfast meeting area and picked up Javalina on his KLR650. The group was now complete!

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It had rained here for like two days. Heavy at times last night including when I was up at 2AM. We didn't find much standing water, at first...

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We rode down Agua Caliente which carves a razor thin ribbon between Woolsey Peak Wilderness and Signal Peak Wilderness.

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    ywr969 Ye Wilde Ryder

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    checked http://www.nightstalker.tv/ but didn't see a .gpx file for this ride...

    chop-chop, buddypal -- your adoring fans await. :D
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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    More Pictures.

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    Made a stop at Gable Well Number Two.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    That road went on forever.

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    Closed to bikes and ATVs, but not to shooting.

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  9. Nightstalker

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    That's one serious motox face!

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    On final approach to the dam.

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    Oh, there she is!

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We were on the front side of the dam. No water, thank goodness.

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    Looking down from above.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Time to join the boys on the top floor.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Heading back out.

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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    On to Painted Rock Petroglyph Site.

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It was at this point that the group split up. The trailer boys returned to the trailer and the rest of us headed for lunch in Gila Bend. We found where some of that two days of rain had got to.

    When we pulled up on this puddle, we all stopped, looked at each other, and sliently wondered who would be the first victim to test the waters. Javalina didn't say a word, he just dropped the clutch and ventured into the dark, murky depths.

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    PP went next.

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    It got a little shakey in the deep fast moving center.

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    And a video!

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    The wet conditions continued for a ways.

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  17. Nightstalker

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    The mud was thick and sticky!

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  18. Nightstalker

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    The muddy road continued on like a bad chinese King Kong movie.

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  19. Nightstalker

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    And then finally, it was time to EAT!!

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    After lunch we headed for the Sonoran Desert National Monument. There might have been an obstacle or two to navigate en route.

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    He's such a showoff!

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    I was laughing so hard, I ended up with a mouth full of dirt!

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