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Old 12-11-2010, 06:37 PM   #16
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The easy way to do this is to ride up the step and through the two rocks in the foreground. This isn't the easy way.



Most of the singletrack is like this.



Or this:



But sometimes...



It gets steep!



I think that deserves a closeup!



This is one of those hills that forces you to ride the bike like you mean it.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:40 PM   #17
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And then there's the steep downhills.



Easy does it.



And bear-hug the saguaro!



It's really best to avoid that.



And he's back up! Maybe a little slower this time.
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:45 PM   #18
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There are several steps in the trail. This one gives you a few feet of advanced notice as long as you're looking ahead.



And here's one of the last, high-pucker-factor downhills.









This is mostly easy to moderate stuff for Sycamore (I think). We avoided the really nasty stuff.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:23 PM   #19
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I don't want to go on the harder stuff in Sycamore, this was enough for me. Some of the sections we a little scary for me, thanks to Allen for getting me back to the truck. Some of the hills were a bitch to get up and the down hills definately had some serious pucker factor for me. I will remember this ride.....
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:38 PM   #20
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The only way I'd feel safe following Allen on single track is when he's on the SE
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:46 PM   #21
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The ride can't be that hard if Brad is going !
Hey Wolfster, glad to see that you are back. I see that you changed your name here. Did you do this so you are disquised or are you trying to avoid my buddy Spencer?

I am wondering if you changed your name over in TT as well? I see you have a lot of friends at TT.....

Don't be a stranger, come out and ride with us. You know that all the rides I go on are the Easy ones.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:58 PM   #22
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Wrong again dummy!
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #23
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Oh, come on now. You are stuping to calling people names?

Isn't this what got you in trouble over at TT with all them guys you pissed off.....
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:05 PM   #24
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Nice ride guys, those trails look cool.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:14 PM   #25
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Some sections of Sycamore are very challenging and it looks like you found 'em! I've bit it many times out there. Cool pics!
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:23 PM   #26
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I used to ride Sycamore a lot in my 2 smoker days. Not many remember this, but there used to be a 100+ mile ADRA desert race out there every year that started in the main wash and took a 35+ mile loop (3 loops for you math impaired). Wonder if I could still find it. Rode it for many years, but I may have killed off those brain cells. Had some really fun stuff on it from fast to fun and everything in between. We'll probably never know since the KLR is a bit gravity and clearance challenged for that!
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:31 AM   #27
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I like the pics!

Allen,
Great to see you getting the 300 some riding time. I am still hoping to come to PHX for xmas. I really need to get back there and ride.
If I do, I will drop you a line. Thanks for sharing the ride. Looks like a great trip.

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Which is the best forum-item to introduce myself ? Can't find the right one.......
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #29
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Which is the best forum-item to introduce myself ? Can't find the right one.......
Welcome wolfrider. If you are in Belgium, try Europe regional forum here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=31

If you are in the Western US or looking to meet ride with cowboy types on your US travels, start a new thread here in West: http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29

If you're looking for a warm and gracious welcome form the poo flinging basement monkeys, post here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9


OH, the reason I clicked on the thread to see when the Zen Moto North was having an open house. I want to see Dillon cooking flapjacks with nothing but a mechanic's apron and tire irons.
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OH, the reason I clicked on the thread to see when the Zen Moto North was having an open house. I want to see Dillon cooking flapjacks with nothing but a mechanic's apron and tire irons.
Those are reserved for the Steaks!!

Those sure where good!!
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