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Old 10-07-2013, 11:08 PM   #31
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You Guy's have Grit..."No Reverse".....
up Bull Run and down Bradshaw or visa versa....you were on "Bull Run"...
old Topo maps seem to clear up the GPS fog...and don't need batteries:)

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Old 10-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #32
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I thought "Bull Run" made more sense. There's not much "Road" about that trail.

I was beat at the top of that trail and kept saying how it would be a long time before I try that again. Now that I've had a day, why do I want to go back??


Great pics, Slowred! I'm still waiting for all the video to process so I can edit! This might be a full-length feature film!
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #33
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not much of an ADV Trail/Road....more like a pig trail :)...it's what I live for...it seems the lesser stuff bores me.... I think you drank the Koolaid...
never look back:):)
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #34
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Oh, I drank that kool-aid a long time ago!

Here's my best "Dr. Strangelove", 'Ride The Bomb' impression on a 625SXC as we were going down the Bradshaw several years ago.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #35
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So glad I went hiking on Saturday. Though, we did have two flat tires on that trip...
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:20 PM   #36
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Oh, I drank that kool-aid a long time ago!

Here's my best "Dr. Strangelove", 'Ride The Bomb' impression on a 625SXC as we were going down the Bradshaw several years ago.
oh man, I remember that day very well.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:25 PM   #37
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So glad I went hiking on Saturday. Though, we did have two flat tires on that trip...
This ride was sort of like hiking...
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:09 PM   #38
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This ride was sort of like hiking...
Yeah, hiking wearing full Moto gear and pushing a 250# bike.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #39
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The raw video finally finished processing so that I can start editing. It's 3 hours and 15 minutes! How short should I shoot for?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #40
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That's definitely a hard trail. Every time you think you're out of the wash, it dumps you back in and finding the trail out again is a chore for sure.

We had some trouble of our own last time we were up there. All those jagged tree branches pointing in all direction are certainly hazardous.



A branch in the gas tank while trying to get out of the wash.



It looks like there's a lot more foliage than when we were up there last too. We need to get more trips through there to ensure it doesn't grow over.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #41
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Those sticks could be killers!

That wash takes up a lot of time in the video I shot! I had it whittled down quite a bit and then my computer crashed. I think (hope) it was saved at that point.

Where I took the stick in the neck, I was pointed straight at the trail we missed that sent Slowred up the nasty boulder field. I was just distracted by the thought of being impaled through the throat, I guess.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:07 PM   #42
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Holy Cow, Strappyman! I'd love to hear how you got that bike out of there?
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:17 PM   #43
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That's definitely a hard trail. Every time you think you're out of the wash, it dumps you back in and finding the trail out again is a chore for sure.

We had some trouble of our own last time we were up there. All those jagged tree branches pointing in all direction are certainly hazardous.



A branch in the gas tank while trying to get out of the wash.



It looks like there's a lot more foliage than when we were up there last too. We need to get more trips through there to ensure it doesn't grow over.
Good lord! It's a good thing that branch didn't hit your thigh!
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #44
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Fantastic report, I love anywhere in AZ, when I am down that way in our WINTER in Canada. Can I ask where you staged from? thanks
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Old 10-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #45
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Holy Cow, Strappyman! I'd love to hear how you got that bike out of there?
Trail side repairs always tend to bring out your inner MacGyver.

A home made plug




Some steal putty




And back on the trail.




That was my buddy Paul's bike. We made it to Crown King with no leaking whatsoever. So we decided to push it the rest of the day which included going down 216, Bradshaw trail. 50 more miles on the day and it didn't leak a drop.

Paul called Acerbis to see if there was a way to repair it. They said no but were impressed by the story and offered him 50% off on a new tank. They called him the following day and said that after the story spread through the office they wanted the damaged tank and would provide him with a free replacement in return. A new tank for the price of shipping, can't beat that. If that's not good customer service I don't know what is.

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