PHX - Table Mesa Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, May 10, 2008.

  1. Nightstalker

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    All I can say is, we made it out alive.

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    that means something coming from you. :lol3



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  6. Nightstalker

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    Where to start??? Que "Also sprach Zarathrusta".

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  7. Nightstalker

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    Might as well just get all the videos out of the way....

    Hilslamer trail-side repair procedures.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    This is not a good way to end your day.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The real ride report starts here:

    We had a GREAT ADVRider turnout this morning! 8.5 riders total (MikeCaz's buddy on the BMW 650 Dakar had a prior commitment so he rode along for a little while before turning back).

    The true test, can I remember them all...

    KTMSER - KTM950SE
    Hilslamer - KTM990ADV
    Johnny 5 - KTM990ADV
    MikeCaz - BMW650GS
    MiseryGoat - KTM950ADV
    Les Price - KTM990ADV
    AZRedDog - KTM950ADV
    Nightstalker - KTM950ADV

    and MikeCaz's buddy on the BMW650 Dakar

    Mike felt a little out of place in a sea of KTM twins, we assured him that he'd be OK. I'm not sure if he believed us at the time.

    McDonalds, my favorite breakfast treat!

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    Just before Departure, KTMSER see's that Mike's chain is too tight. We figured loosening up a bit would prove to more enjoyable. Last minute adjustments were completed.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    MiseryGoat and I were waiting at the Humbolt Mt Lookout turnoff for the rest of our crew when a truck pulled up and told us that one of our boys missed a turn a ways back.

    Just follow the skid mark.

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    Les had run off the side of the road and down the embankment. He was in pretty good shape, but the 990 needed some attention.

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    He had twisted the forks a bit. ADVRiders are always ready to jump in and lend a hand.

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  11. Nightstalker

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    Trail repair video.

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    Trying to find a way back up to the road.

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    Hilslamer blessing the 990. You may now continue...

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  12. Nightstalker

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    Humbolt Mt Lookout in the distance.

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    Getting closer.

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    There!!

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  13. Nightstalker

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    Hey, that's me with Horseshoe lake in the distance. You may remember the Sheep Bridge/Horseshoe dam ride...

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    On the way back down to Seven Springs Road. That little spot is Skaife on his BMW X Challenge.

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  14. Nightstalker

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    The infamous water crossing at the Cave Creek CCC Recreation site/Campground.

    Johnny_5

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    Hilslamer

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    Doesn't look like much of a water crossing does it? So what make this so special?? It's slick as snot!!

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  15. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    A few miles down the road from the water crossing, we turned on to Table Mesa Road, FS41. Someone saw fit to grade the first few miles, which at first sounds like a good thing. Well, let me tell you, IT ISN'T!! We were all checking to see if we were running on flat tires, because, that's what it felt like.

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    That smuge on the lens is from Hilslamers water crossing. It took me a little while to realize it was there and to clean it off.

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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Table Mesa road is a lot of fun!! I can't wait to go back!

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    A quick stop for some suspension adjustments.

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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    So, we heard a rumor that the road may be washed out. Let me just go ahead and confirm that rumor.

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    But, where there's a will, there's a way around...

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    And the ride continued...
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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    And then, Les had another incident. I'll have to let him explain what happened, but here's the result.

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    Les took the KTM windscreen in the face. OUCH!!

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    Mike coming back to see what's going on...

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Hilslamer performing an ancient native american ritual calling for easy trails and no more crashes.

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    Well, I guess the easy trail part didn't work.

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    Watch out for that rock.

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  20. Nightstalker

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    MiseryGoat tied up on the rocks.

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    Johnny_5, UNSTOPPABLE!!

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