PHX - Spookfest Ride Report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We had a 9 rider group for our single track mayhem yesterday. Little did we know that we would be converging on a super huge 4x4 jeep rally held at the Mile Markers OHV area every Halloween. We squeezed into some open parking spots, geared up, and got out of dodge

    Scott S - KTM 250
    Todd B - KTM 250
    Tony J - KTM 250
    YBRacing - KTM 450
    Robert S - KTM 450
    Goner - Yamaha WR450
    Jeremy - Honda 450R
    Javalina - Honda 650R
    Nightstalker - Honda 450R

    Spookfest had these crawling all around...

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    16 year old Scott was a hard act to follow!!

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    YBRacing was riding sweep all day.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    There were a lot of 2 strokes on today's ride. There were times I had wished I was on one of them.

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    Jeremey

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    Robert

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    ybracing

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    A lot of ridge riding.

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    Goner leading the way today. That allowed me to hang back and take PICTURES!

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Tony

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    Javalina navigates some deep ruts.

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    And then got stuck on this hill, kicking, kicking, kicking, kicking, that BRP!

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    The cactus will keep you honest and on the trail.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Scott does a quick turn.

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    Goner gets stuck in a rut.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We found an alternative route.

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    Goner on the next hill.

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    ybracing

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It's that way!

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    Uphill.

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    Javalina down.

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    Rider's meeting.

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    Javalina has an owie!

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Scott out front.

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    Todd

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    Goner

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    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Another nasty hill to go up.

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    Guess what's on the other side...

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    Robert makes it no problem!

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    Javalina blasts right through.

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    ybracing

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    Tony, I think he jumped down from the top...

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Javalina on another rutted out downhill.

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    Who likes single track and has two thumbs?? This guy!

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    A little bit of faster flowly stuff.

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  12. Nightstalker

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    Group shot.

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    Trail 11

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    What's Tony looking at??

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    Yeah, another tough hill.

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    Tony stopped to let me get a picture.

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    Nice view.

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  13. Nightstalker

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    Trail 11 Hill - High pucker factor!!

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    Javalina cresting the peak!

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  14. Nightstalker

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    Trail 12

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    Jeremy goes around the bottle neck.

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    Todd gives me a classic rock shower.

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    Goner waits patiently behind.

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  15. Nightstalker

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    More trail 12.

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  16. Nightstalker

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    My fender bag popped off on the Wilderness Road. Javalina blasts by.

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    Tony's 2 smoker had a stuck throttle. Cable was hung up.

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    Ride's over! WHOO HOO!!!

    Tony demostrates why you shouldn't load your bike before closing your hatchback.

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    Yep the whole bike has to come off.

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    Putting the jack carrier back on.

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    Only takes 3 people to load!

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Mile Marker tradition, you must stop at the Wildhorse Saloon for beers and burgers afterwards [and maybe a shot of JD too!!]

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    Maybe he'd like to join us for a ride next time out?

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    I could eat another one of those burgers right now!!

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    UMMMMMM!!!

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    Javalina battle scars.

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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Just shy of 30 miles.

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  19. fuggy

    fuggy Canyon Explorer

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    Cool ride and figure 8 loop. My last ride out there I turned right onto some smaller/tighter singletrack just before the big hill on Trail 11. Ended up being some good stuff that dropped into a wash with tight rocks and little ledges (enjoyable).

    Looks like everyone and their brother was in the parking area. That big rock crawler in the 1st pic is owned by Jimmy 'RockHopper' Hoper. Kinda cool rig, has independant pistons on each wheel that can raise and lower the rig with a touch of a button. Old School wheeler that loves mild to wild!:lol3

    Thanks for the report.
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  20. Javalina

    Javalina Been here awhile

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    Nice ride. I iced the hand when I got home and it is feeling much better.
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