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Old 12-08-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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PHX - 12-11-10 - Pre-Zen Moto Sycamore Loop & RR

Anyone interested in a ride at Sycamore before Zen Moto's Customer Appreciation Day?

MilT, jrproper and I scouted a loop last week that included plenty of double-track, sand and some sweet singletrack!

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Old 12-08-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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Sweet! Hey, if it's just us, we'll get to Dillon's early!

For staging, I'm thinking - Cattle Guard (across from 4-Peaks Rd) at 8 a.m.
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You dam Saturday riders....
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No can do for me. Seat is at Renazco, bike will be at Dillon's for a few 'upgrades'....
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8:00 AM sounds good to me. Where is 4play at?
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No can do for me. Seat is at Renazco, bike will be at Dillon's for a few 'upgrades'....
You don't need a seat............
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You wouldn't need a seat, but a 690 on the singletrack I'm planning might require some heavy lifting. I did this ride last weekend on the 530. This week I'm going to exercise the 300.
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Oh, I don't need single-track to make the 690 fall down. Any ol' jeep road will do!

Have a good time, guys, and be safe!
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Oh, I don't need single-track to make the 690 fall down. Any ol' jeep road will do!

Have a good time, guys, and be safe!
Your little Kawasaki would be perfect for this ride.... I may show up with mine.
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sorry, wrong post... which is the best forum-part over here to iintroduce myself?

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Old 12-11-2010, 05:14 PM   #12
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Yeah, we took it sort of easy today, right Brad?

It has been a while since I took the 300 out. It developed a neat new trick. Smoke rings!



Brad's weapon of choice. The KTM 450 EXC.



No problem so far!



It's all fun and a little rocky and then there's the first downhill with a little pucker factor.



This one has a natural right at the bottom that takes you into a deep sand wash through a valley.



That's the boring way through.



The other way gets much more interesting.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:21 PM   #13
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This one is crooked to try to get the camera to meter the scene right. Just tilt your head to get the idea.



And then we got to the first nasty hill.



It probably didn't instill a lot of confidence that I stalled the 300 in about this spot.



Action shot.



What a hill!
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:28 PM   #14
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But we weren't done climbing hills. Not by a longshot!



This looked like a smooth hill with plenty of traction. It wasn't. We both had to make a second attempt.



It's not hard with a little momentum!



Back to easier stuff for a bit.



We were on top of a hill watching a helicopter hover in the distance.



And then it took off, following the wash right in front of us!



Flyin' low!



We couldn't tell if it was just doing exercises or actually picking someone up.



But it was fun to watch either way.






Where's Waldo?
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:32 PM   #15
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Coming off the hill and down toward the wash.



We rode a lot of sand and sand whoops to get to the next section of hardpack. Another hill with ruts and rocks scattered all the way up.



Brad is charging up after the minor off.



Eventually we made our way to the singletrack section I was thinking of... This is the last of the easy stuff for a while.
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