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Old 07-18-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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PHX - Mingus Mountain, Smiley Rock Trail, Jerome

It was 110 degrees in the Valley of the Sun yesterday. Heading north to higher elevations, we were rewarded with cooler temps and almost constant cloud cover. Five riders would attack Mingus Mountain, Jerome, and the Smiley Rock Trail.

Jaybiker - KTM 525
Yardstick - KTM 450 Supertanker
Jrproper - KTM 570
Goner - Yamaha WR450
Nightstalker - Honda 450X

Staging with Mingus Mountain in the background.



My battery was dead and the bike wasn't in the mood to kick start. Everone took a turn.



Teamwork!

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Old 07-18-2010, 07:58 AM   #2
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Jrproper got a tubeless flat on the trail to Cherry Road.



We tried pumping up the tubliss sealing tube.



No luck there. Time to disassemble.



Removing the tubliss system revealed that it split at the seam.



A little slime makes a big sticky mess.



All tubed up.

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:03 AM   #3
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Riding through the pines near Cherry.



Opens up as we climb Mingus Mountain.



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Old 07-18-2010, 08:07 AM   #4
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Starting our descent into Jerome.



Nightstalker



413 - Primative Road, not suitable for passenger motorcycles, unless you're Yardstick (who rode his 950 2 up down this trail).

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:12 AM   #5
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Jerome in the distance.



Guys on the trail.



Bridge

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:14 AM   #6
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Just about to Jerome, looking back.



Some panoramas.



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Old 07-18-2010, 08:18 AM   #7
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Jrproper want to prove he was just as good at getting a flat with a tube as he is with the tubliss.







Back in business, let's find some lunch!

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:28 AM   #8
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For those who haven't been to Jerome before, DON'T BRING YOUR 40 RV!



The Mile High Grill would be our stop for lunch today.





Jayburger had chicken fingers.



Jrproper LOVES the Mile High Grill.



Yardstick is happy to be back from a month of riding in ALASKA! Where's that ride report buddypal?



Goner knows how to lunch.



Last shot of Jerome. Off to Smiley Rock Trail.

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:32 AM   #9
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Got to run to work. More report soon.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:34 AM   #10
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Thanks for sharing and nice pix. Some nice riding up that way.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:33 PM   #11
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Quote:
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Yardstick is happy to be back from a month of riding in ALASKA! Where's that ride report buddypal?

It's underway here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599335

I've also got pics to add to this report!
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:38 PM   #12
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We rode Perkinsville Road out of town, up to the Smiley Rock Trail.



Playing around in a dried up water hole.



Yardstick tries to jump over jrproper.



Jaybiker goes skyward.

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Old 07-18-2010, 02:42 PM   #13
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Boulder garden in Martin Canyon. It wasn't that bad.



jrproper



Yardstick



Hey, what's this by my front tire??



I wonder what the other end looks like?

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Old 07-18-2010, 02:45 PM   #14
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Boulder video





Last picture of Smiley Rock Trail. It was lots of fun!

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Old 07-18-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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Crossing over 89A at the high point.



Potty break.



Some pics on the way back to Cherry over Mingus Mountain.











We picked up jrproper's tubliss system on the way back to the trucks.

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