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Old 12-30-2012, 01:50 PM   #15
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Location: Solsberry, IN
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About to tackle the hill down into Dugas...

Not too bad yet...

Lots of loose stuff, lots of big stuff, and several drop offs. Fun!

After surviving the down hill skate on marbles, Wild Bill's first question is, "Is the climb out of this canyon just like what we came down?" Nope, that's the worst of it.

Once you get down in the bottom, it's a cool ride alongside the creek.

The first water hole... it was here that my bike took a snooze while I was off testing the water depth.

Another water crossing... slightly deeper than the first two but longer with ice and the water was really cold.

Wild Bill crossing cautiously since I stirred up the mud on my way through and now he can't see where the rocks are...

Aww phooey... just gas it and go! Did I mention how cold the water was?

Just before this crossing, Wild Bill's low gas light came on and so we made the call to ditch the part of the ride down Copper Canyon to Camp Verde and back up through Cherry, instead heading right for Cordes Junction.
Food! Warmth!

The sun was starting to drop as were the temp's and so we also decided not to do Blue Bell Mine road or the route through Black Canyon and just burn for the barn instead.

Fun day. I guess I should stage further north to hit the upper end of the loop I wanted to do. Another day.
It's not the limits of the bike... it's the limits of the rider on the bike.
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