PHX - Payson the Hard Way Ride Report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    WOW!! 17 riders started this past Saturday, only 14 finished, and I was not one of them. It was great riding with a whole bunch of new guys.

    KTMJon put this ride together. 100 mile first loop and a 40 mile second loop. The meek need not apply!!!

    Quite a list of riders :

    KTMJon - KTM 250 - Fearless Leader
    Josh - Honda 450 R
    Lewis - Honda 450 R
    ArmPump - Honda XR600
    JackAttack - Honda XR400
    Jeff - KTM 400
    fof2 - Suzuki DRZ 400
    Jerry - Yamaha YZ450
    Flying Dutchman - Husaberg 750?
    Yamadog - Yamaha YZ250
    John - Yamaha YZ125?
    Desert426 - Yamaha YZ426WR
    rtekidd - Honda 450x
    rtekidd buddy Honda 450x
    Nightstalker - Honda 450x
    goner - Yamaha WR450
    JayBiker - KTM 525


    Rolling into camp Saturday morning.

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    Getting ready to push off.

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    KTMJon leading the way.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Along the trail.

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    First road crossing and we're down to 16 riders.

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    Riding through town.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Rocky downhill

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Dry creek crossing.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Breakdown in the bump and go protocol. We quickly found the trail and continued on.

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    Splash and dash.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Regrouping just before crossing 260.

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    More fun trails!

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hills and rocks.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Smoke break.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Stream crossing.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Slippery, dusty roadwork.

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    Watchout for those off camber downhill turns...

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    Some rocks here and there.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Crossing the iron bridge on the way to Jake's Corner.

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    Lunch at Jake's Corner.

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    Jake's Corner - The bar.

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    Jake's Corner - The grille.

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    Jake's Corner - The burger.

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    Jake's Corner - The movie!!

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Running the ridge after lunch.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I had a little crash, no big deal. Picked up the bike and met up with the guys at the end of the ridge. Jaybiker says, hey is that oil streaming from your engine??

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    Yep, puhsed the rear brake into and through the clutch cover. Break out the Quicksteel.

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    All patched up and ready to go??

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    Not quite, still leaking oil.

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    Cover was cracked all the way to the case.

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    Couldn't get the leak stopped, so I sent the group on, Goner was to pick me up at Jake's Corner - the rescue point - on the way back to Phoenix.

    So, we had a hula hoop party and a lot of beers...

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  14. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Well it would appear I missed another good ride, of course it is Saturday again so not much chance I could have gone. How or what should a guy do to find out about these rides before the ride report after?
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  15. Jaybiker

    Jaybiker Adventurer

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    Another great ride. The short part of the ride back to camp was great, but dusty from the 14 riders.

    We also had a flat that was quikly repaired with some patches

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  16. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Very nice terrains:clap
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  17. bigbadjon

    bigbadjon bring on the rocks!

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    well thanks to all for coming on the ride....met alot of new poeple.

    i didnt get much for pics but here my .02
    well according to ap this was a # 2 [​IMG] (we were trying to work up a #6 on em:whip ) lets keep in ming we only did 94 miles of the proposed 150+. the good stuff was later as i wanted to wear some of the hotshots out to make for better pics [​IMG]

    when you guys have time to RIDE ALL DAY let me know and well do the whole thing [​IMG] (coming in november)

    it was a good ride...never made hilljack hill. (and to tell a family secret "ive never actually rode up it" [​IMG]) its doable though.

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    almost to rye
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    ns hard at work
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    looking down on beautiful downtown gisiela
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  18. bigbadjon

    bigbadjon bring on the rocks!

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    .....and i dont know about that ATR guys pants:kat
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  19. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Great ride report guys. Looks like it was a lot of fun. :clap
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  20. goner

    goner addict

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    That was a 15 hour day for me, what is ALL day in hilljak time? :D

    Thanks for setting this ride up Jon, that was a huge number of riders.
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