PHX - Yankee Doodle Ride Report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Nightstalker, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    7 riders showed up for an interesting ride...

    Goner - Yamaha WR450
    Jaybiker - KTM 525
    jrproper - KTM 530
    ybracing - KTM 450
    Kuru - KTM 250
    Slowred - Honda 450x
    Nightstalker - Honda 450x

    Gearing up and ready to go.

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    We followed this trail, #304, on the Prescott National Forest map. I was leading and went up this rocky hill. Waiting near the top for the rest of the group.

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    Trail shot.

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    Still waiting.

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    And waiting...

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  2. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    I could hear voices echoing up from the valley, but no one responded to my calls. Time to go back down the hill and see what's going on.

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    Carnage is what I found. Kuru banging side to side on his 2 smoker.

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    Kuru going by.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Slowred up next.

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    jrproper helping with a push.

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    Gravity takes over.

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    Kuru helps at the top.

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  4. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Goner blasts up!

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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    ybracing

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    Real tough to get going again once you are stopped.

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    Steaming his way to the TOP!

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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Jaybiker video.

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    jrproper has a rough start.

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    Rough middle.

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    Strong finish!

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  7. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Everyone up the hill. There was much rejoicing!!

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    It was short lived. The hill was gone, the rocks stayed.

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    Slowred

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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Kuru

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    ybracing

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    jrproper

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    He got bounced sideways and stopped inches from this tree.

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  9. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Great views from the top.

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    The trail petered out and we were faced with a wall of thick brush. All this way and we had to turn back!

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    I managed to lose my GPS! We formed a search party and headed back. I was 100% sure we'd never find it in the thick overgrowth, but, Goner saved the day! This is about where he found my 60CSx.

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  10. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Heading back to the hill.

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    Man, this was one crappy trail!

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    The hill, again. Going down was easier.

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    Great valley view.

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    jrproper

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    Closing the gate on this trail!

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  11. 4play

    4play Next?

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    :knary I'm glad I stayed with the Coke Ovens pre run
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  12. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    man, terry, that looks like one tough ass trail. i'd delete it from my track log, or mark it so i'd know not to go there again! congrats on making it, guys.
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  13. goner

    goner addict

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    Wasn't so bad, just a little rocky:evil

    Were only 8 miles into ride at this point. so NS doing ridereports at 3.30?couldnt sleep after that ride?
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  14. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Is that a pacifier hanging from JRproper's backpack?
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  15. Gila Monster

    Gila Monster Carnivore

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    All this in the first 7 miles.
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  16. jrproper

    jrproper Been here awhile

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    Good eye... it gave me much needed comfort along the way!:D
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  17. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Uh, that steam was coming from my ears not the bike! What a noob. :baldy
    The hill was not the frustrating part, kick starting my bike was.
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  18. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    I didn't know they still made those:lol3 :lol3
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  19. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    It's an 07 model. In 08 no kick start as a back up. Go figure!
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  20. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    But wait...there's more!!!
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