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Old 07-31-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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PHX - 80 degrees and rain, Riding Wildcat

Jrproper, Yardstick and I met to do some riding in the unseasonalby cool, wet north Phoenix riding area known as Wildcat.

I blew a fork seal on the last ride, so I took the opportunity to get the forks revalved and resprung at Palo Verde Suspension. I also fitted a set of 2006 triple clamps that I bought off ebay some time ago. I finally got to really enjoy riding my 450x over some technical terrain!

It was raining for hours last night and continued right up until the time we unloaded our bikes.



No messing around, we followed Yardstick out onto the trails.



Awesome trails!



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Old 07-31-2010, 09:22 PM   #2
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The ground was SO sticky, it was hard keeping the bike upright.







It's a little tight here and there.



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Old 07-31-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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We found a new (to us) trail. It was AWESOME!!





Weaver's needle in the background.

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Old 07-31-2010, 09:37 PM   #4
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Off to a trail that Yardstick and I rode last time we were out here.



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It's a nasty rocky hill.

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Old 07-31-2010, 09:43 PM   #5
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We need to get down to that wash.



This hill is more of a down than an up.



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Old 07-31-2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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The wash was fast and fun.





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Old 07-31-2010, 10:01 PM   #7
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Off to Needle Rock on the Verde River.





There's quite a drop to the raging Verde.



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Old 07-31-2010, 10:40 PM   #8
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Ahh no wonder I didnt find you somplace behind lakePlesant
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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The rain started after this and the camera was put away, but we had a great ride back to the trucks with jrproper leading the way.

Cactus casualty



Stopped at the Sesame Inn at Scottsdale road and Carefree Highway for some grub.



Is that a smile on jrproper's face??

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:47 PM   #10
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Over 55 miles total!



Elevation profile.

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:56 PM   #11
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Looks like a fun ride guys. Let me know if you are going out next Saturday. I have my 525 in Phoenix and would like to ride with you guys.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:59 PM   #12
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Just plain ol' Awesome! Hope we get some monsoon action over here soon.

What kind mileage are those trials treads gettin'?
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:07 AM   #13
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Nice. How did the suspension work out. I'm looking forward to getting mine back and back together. The WR is currenty in a pretty pathetic state

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #14
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I blew a fork seal on the last ride, so I took the opportunity to get the forks revalved and resprung at Palo Verde Suspension.

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Nice RR Terry, But.....when I clicked on Palo Verde Suspension's website, my AVG caught a Virus. I need my MXC's forks redone, but that's not a good sign.
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Old 08-01-2010, 10:58 AM   #15
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Nice, TZ. The Needle Rock shots were great.
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