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Old 11-28-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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PHX - Aussie in AZ - Coke Ovens Ride

Big-E put together two days of glorious riding for Geordie while he was passing thru Arizona on a trip across the States from Australia.

About 30 ADVRiders showed up for Geordie's first ride in AZ. An epic journey to the Coke Ovens, a destination denied to many a rider before him!

Riders included...

ditchwitch650 - Geordie from AU - on Big-E's WR450
Big-E - Loaner KTM 525
Reidy008 - Husky 450 SM
NDTransplant - KTM 690
Refokus - KTM 450
Oldtimertc - Yamaha WR450
Rattlecan - KTM 450
DR650Eddy - Suzuki DRZ400
Studley - Yamaha WR426
Carefreedog - Honda 450X
Yardstick - KTM 530
Garthe - Donut Delivery and Good Guy
Dillon@ZenMoto - KTM 450
4Play - KTM 450
Mil T - KTM 530
Cyberdos - Suzuki DRZ400
HoosierTrailMaser - KTM 450
usafric - Honda 250X
AZ4us - ?
Sonoran - KTM 450
Goner - Yamaha WR 450
Javalina - Honda 650R
Nightstalker - Honda 450X
bhorocks - KTM 525
ybracing - KTM 450
Slowred - Honda 450X
Crilly - Kawasaki 250
bikepsych - Yamaha WR250
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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This ride report brought to you by Nightsalker.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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Riders preparing to leave.



Big-E and ditchwitch650's loaner WR450.



Group 1 is gone, Group 2 assembles.



more riders



Big-E and Mil T rode MEGA sweep for all 3 groups. Big-E is ready to GO!



Nightstalker leads the victims of Group 3. Ready for departure.

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Old 11-28-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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We managed to stay in groups for at least 3 miles...

HoosierTrailMaster



Slowred going down.



Slowred going up.



A little shortcut...





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Old 11-28-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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Group 3 catches Group 2. Let the mixing begin!



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Tricky downhill.



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Old 11-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #6
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Rider pandemonium at Ajax Mine.



Group shot at Ajax Mine.



Group 3 picked up Sonoran and headed for the Devil's Backbone.

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Old 11-28-2010, 09:38 PM   #7
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Group 1 riders descending the main route in the distance.



Group 3 riders climbing to the top of the Devil's Backbone.





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Old 11-28-2010, 09:45 PM   #8
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Getting to the top of the Devil's Backbone is the easy part...



Getting down is tougher! Javalina.





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Old 11-28-2010, 09:52 PM   #9
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Slowred's buddy comes down DB.





Slowred was delayed at the top. Goner goes UP to investigate.



usafric follows!



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Old 11-29-2010, 03:41 AM   #10
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:12 AM   #11
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Looks like a fantastic ride. Is this still a good ride in May or is the weather wrong already?
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:29 AM   #12
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G'day Fellas, We what and Awesome weekend of riding and meeeting you all!
Massive thanks to BIG-E Mate without you this wouldn't of come together from sorting to ride working a loop etc lending me a perfectly setup bike that ran faultlessly all weekend a helmet and sorting out a pair boots for me to wear (thanks gathe) Thank you so much.. and i hope you get your good self and wife down under sometime so i can return the favour

Thanks Reidy008 for having a weekend off the clubs and the lift down there good onya cobber!

Sunday's ride was perfect, small group of top blokes, had an instant buddie bond, I like to push myself a bit so the tracks were spot on! and a hightligh that i won't forgot to soon was riding i the snow

Thanks to all the lead riders and sweeps for making it the rides run so smoothly. and everyone who came along

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:05 AM   #13
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Let the mixing begin!

The story from Group 2's perspective...

The gathering.



The confusion - we already passed a group 1 rider (refokus) waiting for lost group 1 (DR650Eddy & other?) riders.



ybracing decides to investigate the holdup of the rest of the group 2 riders. It turns out Crilly had a fall and turned back. Meanwhile group 3 catches up and the mixing begins.



Shortly after we get caught back up to group 3. More waiting to find out that Reidy008's handlebar clamp is only connected to his triple clamp by one nut!



Group 2's attrition rate is climbing, but we're still at 9 or so... I think?!
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:15 AM   #14
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ditchwitch650 and ???



Cyberdos and others coming 'round the mountain.



And we all meet again at Ajax



Where Dillon plays king of the hill.



Bikes and riders everywhere!

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:17 AM   #15
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You are very welcome Geordie! I am glad you had a good time.

Many thanks to everyone for all the help! Espeically to Garthe for coming all the way out just to bring us coffee and donuts and the loan of the boots for Geordie!

DOD thank you very much for loaning me your awesome bike to ride, what a great bike!

4play, Dillon, Allen, Terry, Brad, Todd, Uncle Mil T, Thank you guy's very much for everything!!

See all next time, Eric.
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