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Nightstalker 05-04-2013 08:55 PM

PHX - Smiley Rock Dualsport
F-Pilot lead a Gang of 8 riders on our 112 mile dualsport ride through Copper Canyon, Mingus Mountain, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, and the Smiley Rock trail, following a good portion of the Great Western Trail that extends from Mexico to Canada (in theory).

F-Pilot KTM 350
Frank Honda 250X
Jimmy KTM 450
Factory phil Yamaha YZ450
Jerry K KTM 350
Ricky D Yamaha WR450
EsconDeasy Honda XR600
Nightstalker Honda 450X

Here's 7 of the 8.

And number 8.

Nightstalker 05-04-2013 08:59 PM

Factory Phil in Copper Canyon

Ricky D under Interstate 17

Nightstalker 05-04-2013 09:02 PM

Ricky D was updating our ride realtime on the Facebook

Heading to Cherry

Arizona D-Back.

Factory Phil was giving this little fellow a wide berth.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 06:28 AM

Riding on Mingus Mountain offers great views!

There's a rider on that road.

Here he is!

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 06:32 AM

Even the pine cones in Arizona have thorns!

Dropping down into Cottonwood for gas and food.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 06:38 AM

At the gas station, this fellow decided to drive away while still connected to the pump. Apparently this wasn't his first time, as he knew exactly how to reconnect the hose.

Lunch at Juanitas, so good!


EsconDeasy got a Chimi

Ricky D was so excited!

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 06:39 AM

And the best part was after lunch!

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 10:44 AM

After lunch we headed through Jerome and onto Perkinsville road.

Here's the Ghosttown attraction heading out of Jerome.

Jerry K and EsconDeasy on Perkinsville road.

Red rock on Perkinsville road.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 10:48 AM

And on to the Smiley Rock trail. Here's Factory Phil and the Smiley Rock.

There are sections of the Smiley Rock trail that are quite agreeable.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 10:54 AM

Ricky D in one of the not so agreeable sections.

No, that's just how I park my bike when I stop to take pictures.

Then I got attacked by Optimus Prime.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 10:59 AM

EsconDeasy was fully committed on the BRP.

Jimmy action sequence.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 11:03 AM

Road Block! There were two trucks towing a broken jeep though all these boulders.

Nightstalker 05-05-2013 11:04 AM

But wait! There's still more to come!

ned37 05-05-2013 12:05 PM

musta been one o' them atr events.

Yardstick 05-05-2013 12:39 PM

You had me puzzled with Copper Canyon and then going under I-17. :dunno I had to look at a map to figure that one out. Cool route. Let's see the rest! :lurk

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