PHX - Sycamore - Pickax - Skyline - Heavy Metal - Scaryokie

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    WOW, what a ride today! I hope everyone had as good a ride as I did. It was quite a workout!

    Slowred - Honda 450X
    azflying - Yamaha YZ 250
    ybracing - KTM 450
    Robert S - KTM 450
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    We started with Pickax, which ended up being a good choice, since it was still cool and we were fresh.

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    Pickax turned out to be an incredibly hard trail, especially when run backwards.

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  2. TooTallRacing

    TooTallRacing Been here awhile

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    You guys have the best riding...
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Pickax is not a trail that sees heavy use.

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    Scary at places.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Yes, I am finding this to be true!
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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Finishing off one of the last bad climbs of Pickax.

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    Trail started to get nice from here.

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    Waiting for everyone to regroup.

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Finding our way to Skyline, ybracing.

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Awesome rocks on Skyline.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Time to take a ride on Heavy Metal!!!

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I love riding in ARIZONA!!

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    Finishing off ScaryOkie.

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    Rare ybracing moment.

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  10. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    :eek1Awesome trails and scenery. I am jealous. Nothing like that in flat old Southwestern Ontario.:D
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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    27 miles.

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  12. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    ha! this made me laugh. it looks like he just can't get used to that hand operated rear brake! :D

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  13. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Awesome RR as usual Nightstalker! That was a fantastic ride. Thx for being the navigator.

    Pickax was tougher counter clockwise. Especially, the 6 foot vertical wall you climbed in the creek bed. Unbelievable, I thought I was following Taddy B. for a minute there!:eek1
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  14. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Thanks for another great ride Terry. You never disappoint.

    I am getting better at dropping my bike. I think with a little more practice I should be really good soon! :rofl
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  15. rpage11

    rpage11 Skip

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    Great post Terry. You have to give us southern folks a heads up some how. Cathy and I would love to come up and ride with you guys more. The pictures are great as always. Skip
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  16. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Scaryokie?

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    buddypal!!
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  18. azflying

    azflying Adventurer

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    Thanks Nightstalker and Slowred for the tour of Sycamore. In spite of how badly the trails beat me up I had a great time. I love doing the hard trails and you guys certainly picked out some winners. I definitely want to second shot at Pick Axe. Yes, the weather and scenery were perfect. What a great place to ride!
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  19. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Looks like it was a fun ride! Wish I could have made it!

    So... Sycamore Death March, March 3 or 4? :evil
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  20. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure I would have survived, if both NS and you were leading us!!!!:D

    I'm IN for the Sycamore Death March....

    I'd better go practice tying rope knots and picking my bike up!
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