PHX - Sycamore - 2 Gates

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  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Met up with some of the ADVrider boys for a ride at Sycamore today. One of the inmates has a new ride...can you identify him and his machine??

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  2. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Those are some pretty long legs... is it Slowred?

    Thanks for the invite....:cry
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We only had to break out the rope once today!

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  4. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    With the thumbs up gesture, that's what I was guessing, too. So???
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  5. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm Supporter

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    Slowred....

    Where are the action shots on the new sled?
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    You guys is so smart!!

    Yardstick led Slowred and Nightstalker on a tour of upper Sycamore.

    Yardstick - KTM 530
    Slowred - KTM 350
    Nightstalker - Honda 450

    I thought it would be an easy day....

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I didn't take a lot of pictures. We were hauling a$$.

    You'll have to settle for the video.

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    Back to pictures...

    On Skyline.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Skyline is an awesome trail.

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    But there is this one downhill that's a little tricky.

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    No worries. I got a rope!

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    Almost down.

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  9. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Who else keeps their medical equipment in a pouch around their waist? Is that the 350 Terry?
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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Of course, we had to come down off that ridge.

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    Slowred had a bit of a problem.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I think he's going to have to change his name to FastOrange.
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    After riding around some, we ended up on this trail.

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    It starts with a pretty nasty hill.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    But that was the easy hill...This one on the other hand.

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    Yardstick works his way up.

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    Slowred almost up.

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    At the top!

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  14. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer Supporter

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    Now thats what I call useing your head:D
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  15. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    As Nightstalker said, we were moving right along, so there weren't a lot of picture opportunities.

    I got a new camera with a fun feature:
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    Slowred on his new ride. This thing is just about the ultimate singletrack weapon! Just needs a trials tire, right? :evil
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    I had to get a shot of the guys going past the sweatercactus.
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    And another at the end of one of the first few sections of singletrack.
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  16. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    More singletrack.
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    The guys riding Skyline.
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    I thought I found a cool new way to get down part of Skyline.
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    Then again, maybe not.
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  17. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Coming down from Skyline.
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    Lookin' good!
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    And then Slowred found out how touchy KTM front brakes are.
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    Close-up.
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    Cruising through some of the 2-track.
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    Slowred is a trooper! Even after the cartwheel he was undeterred by my description of Two Gates.
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  18. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    He's looking good here!
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    But that was the last of the momentum.
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    This hill is hard to stand on!
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    Nightstalker lends a hand on Slowred's rear tire to keep it from slipping further down the hill.
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    Attempt #2!
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    And he's up with a slightly unconventional line.
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  19. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    What I always remember about Two Gates is the first nasty hill and this second nasty hill. There is actually some pretty nice singletrack between the two though!

    Nightstalker heads for the top of the lung buster.
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    Slowred in the groove and coming up!
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  20. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    The color isolation kind of sets the mood in this one. :lol3
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    From there, we cruised back toward the trucks at a pretty good pace. One of the last water crossings.
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