PHX - Riding WILDCAT!

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Wildcat is one of my favorite riding area. It has everything! Rocks, hills, sand, and whoops.

    We started with 8 riders. Unfortunately, Ducati125 never made it out of the parking lot. He forgot his pants...

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    The rest of us were getting ready.

    Gary on his brand spanking new KTM 300
    Tony - KTM 300
    Mat - KTM 300
    Robert - KTM 450
    jrproper - KTM 450
    Don - Honda 450x
    Nightstalker - Honda 450x

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We hit the rocks early.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We got to my favorite hill. It is real scary. Gary (on bike) and Tony at the top.

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    Matt got stuck on the HARD approach.

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    jrproper finishes it off.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    What goes up, must come down. This trail was much worse than the last time I was on it. Robert demonstrates.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    jrproper

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Tony showing jrproper how to really crash.

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    Robert and Don, chased by the moon.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Tony got the short end of the stick when I got stuck on this hill and he was right behind me.

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    jrproper with no problems.

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    Robert

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    Don with a great wheelie!

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    Tony comes back looking good!

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Gary went down hard, I thought into this giant cactus. He jumped up and brushed it off.

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    We stopped by this old dam. Cool stuff!

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    Returning to the trucks.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    27 miles.

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  10. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Great stuff! Looks like I missed another fun NS ride.
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  11. azflying

    azflying Adventurer

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    Great ride Terry! Thanks for organizing and leading.

    Good job Photoshopping the wheelie picture of me...it looks sooooo real....:wink:

    Don
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  12. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Good stuff. That's one of my favorite areas too! Where is the old Dam? I've either never noticed it or never been to it.
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  13. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    We only did 15 miles on our loop. :cry

    Curious to find out how that 300 did.

    Edit: wait a sec. there were 3 300's. :huh
    I guess if no one died, they must have done good (?)
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  14. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Return to Wildcat!

    I was back out there again today with Gary on his 300... He knows where all the HARD trails are!

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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    No photoshop. That was all you buddypal!
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Finally got the video done.

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  17. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    awesome video and choice of tunes, terry!
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  18. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Blizzard of Zechman? I know it is overused but, I still thnk your theme song is "Crazy Train" Terry.
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  19. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Awesome video NS! Love the shot where you get the bike wedged in the groove and just walk off leaving it stuck upright. Classic.
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  20. jrproper

    jrproper Been here awhile

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    Very nice vid!!
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