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Old 12-26-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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PHX - Cement Creek - Bring your ROPE

It is a super great time of year to be riding in AZ!! It's also the only time that you can go and ride the really hard stuff. And that's just what Yardstick had planned for us...

Christmas riders included :

Yardstick - KTM 300 2 Smoker Trail Boss
Kuru KTM 450
Goner - Yamaha WR 450
Nightstalker Honda 450X

We were the first riders staging at the cattle guard this morning.



Kuru got a cactus present in the ass.



Awesome morning.

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Old 12-26-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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We rode some nice single track, including Refokus Hill, on the way to Lower Sycamore. You'll have to wait for the video for that one, but here's a nice easy hill.

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Old 12-26-2010, 08:51 PM   #4
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Trail to Cement Creek.



Goner goes first.



This is the trail less traveled.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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Sticky hill.



Yardstick







Assembled at the top.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:05 PM   #6
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Oh, another hill.





We missed the turn off, no worries right??

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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There are some stiff penalties for venturing off the trail.



Ouch!

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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What seems to be the hold up?



Doesn't look that bad?



How about a little help?



Who put that big rock in the way?



That 300 is wedged in there pretty good!

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:23 PM   #9
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There's really no room to work in the wedge, so I pulled out my rope and while Goner and Kuru lifted the tail end above the rock, I pulled the bike over from the front. Where there's a will, there's a way.



Looks like we got the hard part out of the way...





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Old 12-26-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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1 down, 3 to go. Thank goodness there were only 4 of us!!

Goner





I left my mark too.

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Old 12-26-2010, 09:30 PM   #11
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Yardstick splashes upstream.





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More Yardstick.



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Kuru was running the point.



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Goner running 2nd up.

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Yardstick on sweep.







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