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Old 10-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #14
Slowred
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Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Arizona
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Awesome RR and pics/video Yardstick!!!

The last time I rode up 202, I had just gotten back into riding after a long hiatus and was on a much heavier bike. It was a tough trail, but nothing like what we encountered Sat. The wash was severely eroded and had all these spears of branches that ripped and tore anything they caught. One ripped my bite piece off my hydration pack. A small stick worked as a stopper. Yardstick caught several. One of which came too close to his carotid artery for my comfort zone. At the sight of that I checked to make sure my SPOT was working!!

After fighting through the wash for hrs we finally started to climb the trail out. We were both pretty beat at this point and time and water started to become an issue. When we reached the road at the top we had covered 17 miles in 5.5 hrs. About three of that was on smooth road getting to the 202. I think that is a new low record for our exploration rides!

I'll add some my pics tonight.
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