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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 07:53 PM

AZ - Rug Road!
 
Hoosier Trail Master put together a ride on the infamous Rug Road out of Mammoth, AZ. He had quite the collection of victims for today's ride!

HTM - Gas Gas 300
Strappy - KTM 300
Yardstick - KTM 530
Slowred - KTM 350
4play - KTM 600
Nightstalker - Honda 450X
RWAZ - Polaris RZR 4 Door

Staging overlooking Mammoth.

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 08:03 PM

9 miles of dusty roads to get to the interesting stuff.

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 08:14 PM

HTM starts up the first tough hill on his new to him Gas Gas 300.

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HTM wanted to make sure the rest of us new where all the tough spots were.

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Back in the saddle.

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AZ TOM 12-08-2012 08:27 PM

A little hyper that Gas Gas perhaps?:eek1

Nightstalker 12-08-2012 08:30 PM

The rest followed. RWAZ returning to the bottom of the hill after helping HTM up.

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AZ TOM 12-08-2012 08:33 PM

OK who's the guy doing the Salsa in the tennis shoes??:lol3

Nightstalker 12-08-2012 08:55 PM

Not much for level ground on this ride!

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This is the hill they call the "RUG".

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Yardstick demonstrates how steep it is.

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Crazy rocky!

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 09:03 PM

I didn't many pictures coming down the hill. My hands were locked onto the handlebars. I took some riding up the next hill.

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Slowred managed to crash right behind me!

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He was alright and continued on.

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Looking back.

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 09:09 PM

Slowred nearing the saddle.

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Half the team at the top.

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HTM and RWAZ arriving.

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Rug Road coming down the hill in the distance.

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 09:23 PM

There was quite the debate at the top. No one really wanted to ride up the RUG, no one really wanted to take the 185 mile alternate route out, few thought they had enough fuel to make it to the gas station at the 120 mile mark....

A group of side-by-sides and ATV riders stopped to chat with us at the top. They informed us there was another option! We all listened intently as they directed us to the yellow brick road that would take us safely back to Mammoth in just a short 12 miles or so!!

We headed back down the hill, in search of the ribbons that would mark our escape route. FOUND!

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You call that a road?

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 09:31 PM

We found this along the trail on the way down. Ghostrider?

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Hydrophobic Yardstick at a deep water crossing.

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Oasis in the desert.

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Easy riding from here back.

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29 Helen's agree.

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 09:39 PM

HTM knew of a food joint close by, close by was good enough!!

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HTM enjoys his mega burrito!

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I got the BACON cheeseburger with onion rings, so good!!

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He LOVES the onion rings!!

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Nightstalker 12-08-2012 09:43 PM

Over 26 miles today.

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booger1 12-08-2012 10:16 PM

Looks like another nice ride.

Reidy008 12-08-2012 10:33 PM

What????
 
So you guys got to the top of the long hill climb and turned around????


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