PHX - Wildcat 4/10/2011

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Nightstalker, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Massive snow storms kept the regular PHX ADVRiders off the Bradshaw mountains, so we met up for a dust free Wildcat ride!

    Goner - Yamaha WR 450
    Refokus - KTM 450
    Oldtimertc - Yamaha WR 450
    Slowred - Honda 450X
    4play - KTM 450
    Nightstalker Honda 450X

    I spooned on some new rubber for this weekend's ride. Pirelli trials on the rear.

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    Dunlop 739 on the front.

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    Wildcat parking wasn't too busy at 8:00 AM today.

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  2. thegraydog

    thegraydog 2 wheels X 6 ways

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    Awesome ride! :lol3
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I like to warm up on the rocky ridge trail right out of the parking area. Oldtimertc.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The first technical hill, got some good action.

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    4play

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    Refokus - the white stuff on the mountains behind him is SNOW!

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    What goes up must come down.

    Goner

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    How about some rocks! Oldtimertc.

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Random trail shots.

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    Refokus

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    Tonto FT404

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    404 starts as FAST sandy canyon, which is AWESOME!! Until you have to climb out...

    Goner runs into some riders coming DOWN!

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    Hey, that's my buddy Eric E!! Hey man!

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    4play makes his way up.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    The hill levels out half way up. Good time for a break.

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    Unfortunately, the 2nd half is much worse, much much worse, than the first.

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    Since the other group turned back, we were determined to get everyone in our group up the hill.

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  11. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    5 up, one to go!

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    Goner came down and got the last WR up the hill. It was a long hike for Oldtimertc and me.

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    At the top.

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    Oldtimertc had some seat problems.

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    Not for him.

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    All fixed.

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  12. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Fountain Hills

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    Snow capped peak.

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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    And again, big uphill = big downhill. 4play.

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    Refokus

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    Holding up traffic.

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  14. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Awesome pictures. I'm curious to see the Cholla close up video :evil
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  15. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    Man, those hills were tough. Loose, rocky steep as hell, made some of the hills in the past I went up look like little mole hills........:lol3

    Awesome pictures, waiting on the cholla cactus video....it will be a good one. :evil
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  16. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    OK, here it is!

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  17. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    See what happens when you go slow...:lol3

    LOVED the bowling vid...I wish I could ride like that...

    GOOD job boys...I didn't think it was possible for OTC to have a off day.
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  18. OldtimerTC

    OldtimerTC Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the great ride and RR Terry !!

    The conditions were PERFECT , Being able to follow your ride Buddy's with out getting dusted out was AWESOME !!

    I wish I was feeling better, and didnt flounder on the Hill yesterday .

    Looking for a new seat today
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  19. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    OUCH!!:eek1 How did the new tires work:D
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  20. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover

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    Oh man i felt z pain by just looking at ur vids, it's a deja-vu for me, i hit a Cholla as hard :lol3& kept on moving on z last Coke Oven ride & 4play again was there to z rescue:clap, my chest protector got most ot it.
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