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Old 12-20-2009, 06:33 AM   #1
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PHX - Coke Ovens Massacre

OK, well, no animals were harmed in the making of this ride report...

22 or so riders started in Superior, AZ to ride to the Coke Ovens. As you will see, getting to the Coke Ovens is no easy feat.

I left my home at 6AM for the 2 hour drive to Superior. Sunrise from the windshield.



Lots of new faces today, here's my best guess at who all showed up.

4play - XR650R - It's all his fault!
Nightstalker - CRF450X
BIG-E - KTM640
Yardstick - KTM950SE
Mil-T - KTM530
fuzzydude2 - DR650
Levi - KTM620
oldtimertc - XR650L
jrproper - KTM450
hilslamer - KTM950ADV
Aprilia - KLR650
Montek - KLR650
Duane - KLR650
Brian Van - KTM 530
Swampfox61 - WR426
dillon_bernies - KTM525
Crilly - KLX250
John - WR250X
shutch4251 - YZF
Mike Stein - CRF450X
XT250 Guy
Blue KLR650 Guy
OK-that's 22, I think I got 'em.

Swampfox



Montek



Fuzzydude2 (his beard protruding from beneath his helmet)



jrproper



4play (happy birthday you old man!!)



Crilly



Levi

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Old 12-20-2009, 06:43 AM   #2
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Hilslamer on the way in.





This is about half the group.



Nightstalker in the middle, sporting his cool new ATR jersey.



Mil T, Yardstick, and Dillon.



Riders meeting. "Don't fall down, don't get hurt, don't break down, don't get lost...", it's like a mother's lecture!

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Old 12-20-2009, 06:52 AM   #3
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Yardstick



Hilslamer



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Hilslamer taking a picture of Nightstalker taking pictures.



You can see the headlights of the guys riding through the overshadowed valley.



Aprilia is having a good time!



BIG-E



Sweet wheelie!!

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Old 12-20-2009, 06:56 AM   #4
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Hilslamer making some adjustments.



Arizona landscapes.



Aprilia





Hilslamer snaps a couple.







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Old 12-20-2009, 07:10 AM   #5
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Riding down to Ajax mine.





Hilslamer



oldtimertc



From atop the mine.



From below.



Hilslamer, from above.



Hilslamer, from the side. Somebody's got a ding.



Mil and Buddy.



One more at Ajax.

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:31 AM   #6
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Nightstalker leads the group on one of his special "Options". But don't worry, he'll take your picture...



The hill wasn't that bad..



It was a dead end. Coming back down.



And then we dropped off this! It was insane!! Hilslamer went first.



He got some pictures from the bottom.



Nightstalker is half way down on the right, taking pictures.



From Nightstalker's vantage point.



Looking at Hilslamer.



The group eases their way down.





oldtimertc



Guy on blue bike.



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Old 12-20-2009, 07:39 AM   #7
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Some of the guys found a way around the nasty downhill.







The CRF guy makes an attempt at going UP that hill!!! Sweet ass sweet!



Rounding up the troops.







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Old 12-20-2009, 07:47 AM   #8
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Meanwhile, Hilslamer is at the other end of the ridge collecting riders.

Aprilia















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Blue bike guy.

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Old 12-20-2009, 07:51 AM   #9
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Nightstalker and the Tennessee boys [from Mesa] on their way in.







OUCH! That's going to leave a mark.



Hilslamer runs up to lend a hand.



His grip slid, giving him cruise control. Not so good for the downhills.

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:00 AM   #10
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I am missing the desert now.

I used to live in Tucson and that just looks stunning to me. I can't wait to get back there and ride. 30 days before I arrive in the Old Pueblo.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:04 AM   #11
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Did I mention that we split up into two groups at the beginning of the day? Here's group 2 catching up with group 1 at box canyon bailout.



A bunch of us ran the Martinez Canyon option, which has a couple of tough spots, and trees, and leaves!!

Dillon



Blue bike guy.





Yardstick



Aprilia





jrproper



BIG-E



KLR guy



XT250 guy



Mil T and Montek in the background.

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:05 AM   #12
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Love the desert!! Looks like a lot of fun.. thanks for sharing it with us
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:22 AM   #13
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The trail back to the cabin gets a little rocky.

BIG-E



No problem for BIG-E.



Montek







Mil T





ATV Guy



Yardstick



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Old 12-20-2009, 08:29 AM   #14
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WOW! I agree thanks for sharing.

This looks like a super fun place ride. Since I don't have cactus like this in my area I always enjoy seeing pictures like this.



Although I also think, dang it wouldn't be fun running into one of those "trees".
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:29 AM   #15
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Hilslamer shots on the way to Martinez cabin.

John









At the cabin.



Dillon



Mil T and Swampfox61



oldtimertc

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