PHX - WET and WILD!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Nightstalker, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    We've been having a wet winter in Phoenix and riding conditions couldn't be better!

    I met up with a bunch of inmates today to do some little bike single track.

    AZMike - KTM 300
    Yardstick - KTM 450
    Mil T - KTM 530
    Brett T - Honda 650R
    tparker105 - Honda 450X
    Nightstalker - Honda 450X

    Heavy rains and thunder storms passed through last night and ominous clouds lingered throughout the day threatening a repeat.

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    First order of business was crossing Mesquite Wash, which normally is not a problem. But, today, it was running strong. AZMike shows the way.

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    Yardstick follows while Mil and Brett try a different line.

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    tparker105 chooses the better of the two lines.

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    Nightstalker picks poorly and gets stuck.

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    With a little help, he's ready to go again.

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    Off and away.

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Out of the water and on the trail. Mil T.

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    There were plenty of hills today!

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Trails were awesome!

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    Brett was muscling that 650R through some tough trails.

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    Yardstick

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    Freight train.

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  4. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    I'm am tired sore and content. This was an awesome area and only 45 minutes from Payson. We will be back down often. Here's some of a slot that I will aply call FAT MAN MISERY.
    I think Nightstalker has a picture or two of me getting through here hence the name.

    Tom P makes it look easy.
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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Some of the trail was washed out.

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    Yardstick takes the A line.

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    This is one of the coolest places I've ever ridden.

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    Mil

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  6. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    some other random shots. My gopro stopped working today so no video.

    Here's various of the single track.

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  7. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    H20 and lots of it.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Nobody in this one.

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    Everyone here.

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    Ahhhh, the sweet smell of 2 STROKE.

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    YO YO YO!!

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The descent.

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    Oh my that looks tight.

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    Tom likes it tight.

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    Brett says this trail was Crack a Lackin!

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    And he's OUT!

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Yardstick lubes up for his turn down the birth canal.

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  11. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Excellent name for that spot! :lol3
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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    It was a roller coaster of up and downs.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Brett

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  14. edgy

    edgy Been here awhile

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    Awesome stuff!!
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  15. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    WOW, You guys ROCK!!!!!:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
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  16. PacificPT

    PacificPT Long timer

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    Thanks for sharing the RR with us. Looks like you guys had a blast. Some of the chutes you went through look extremely nasty. Also like the cactus as pylons for your turns!
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  17. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Welcome to "Scary Okie"!

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    I think Mil is checking his tire pressure.

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    Tom

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  18. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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  19. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    AZMike starts the last loop for the day.

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    Another hill.

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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    But wait, THERE'S MORE!

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    How wide was the birth canal??

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    When are you most likely to crash? About 6 seconds after a long break.

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