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Old 12-27-2010, 12:26 PM   #31
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scouting for the missing trail. looking back, yardstick and NS can barly be seen in the distance.



we found our way down to the creek



some light trial seen exiting the wash.



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Old 12-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #32
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yep it's stuck in there


lets hike some more.



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Old 12-27-2010, 12:48 PM   #33
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wide open spaces.




trials tires hookup real good..


"Kuru what do you think of this trail?"

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Old 12-27-2010, 12:50 PM   #34
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out the creek.



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Old 12-27-2010, 12:53 PM   #35
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sweet ST













goodtimes..
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #36
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Nice ride guys. Looks like the rain made it just right for riding.

Please don't ever lead me into that tight spot. I'm not worried about the bike gettting stuck. I'm more worried about me getting stuck and I don't want that rope stuck up my arse to get out.

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:08 PM   #37
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awesome ride guys!
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:22 PM   #38
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That was quite a ride! I've only been through Cement Creek one other time. It's one of those trails you only do once in a while to remind yourself how bad it really is.


Starting out we took some of the singletrack I have been exploring with a few others the past few weekends.

Goner coming up one of the first challenging hills.



Then Nightstalker.



Kuru gets a little out of shape.



But regains control quickly!






All at the top.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #39
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On the way to Cement Creek (the way we went) deep sand whoops go on for miles!



But that's just a warm-up!



Once you're here, turning back is almost not an option.



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Old 12-27-2010, 04:32 PM   #40
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The rut in this hill practically swallows the bike! Goner gets through with minimal problems.


Kuru making it look easy.






Nightstalker's video location.

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:58 PM   #41
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After the next climb, we found a trail that meandered through the bushes and cactus. It looked like a cow trail. Some hiking around revealed an entrance to the canyon below, so we went for it without even knowing if we could get back out!

We made our way up the canyon a short distance and I got caught on the rock where the guys used rope to get the bikes across. Kuru and I hiked ahead to survey the canyon. It started looking familiar further ahead.

No wonder! This is the trail we should have taken into the canyon.



Looking back up.



While I was hiking back, Nightstalker broke out the rope and the guys pushed, pulled and dragged my bike through the gap. I got back shortly after and took the controls to move the bike up the trail. At the very next obstacle I caught the toe of my left boot as the bike was tipping which twisted my foot around much like what happened on the Bradshaw trail two months ago! The pain was excruciating! Same ankle, same twist! Apparently it isn't healed completely from the previous injury. I had to sit on the bike in the puddle for a couple minutes until the pain came down to a manageable level. Once the bike was out of the puddle and parked, I hobbled back to where they were just finishing moving Goner's bike through the gap. At first I wasn't sure about riding out.


After all the bikes were through the gap I limped my way back up the trail. Goner going through the puddle that got me.



And Nightstalker doing what I intended to do, except my bike got a little sideways and my foot caught the rock to his left.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:06 PM   #42
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Goner drying out his trials tire.



Nightstalker on his second attempt up this step. The first attempt didn't go so well.



This one speaks for itself.



Goner had interesting form going through this crack. Nightstalker attempts to imitate here.






It works!
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:15 PM   #43
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Cement Creek gradually widens and becomes another deep, sandy wash. All of the washes look so similar it took a minute (and Nightstalker's previous tracks!) to realize where we were.

A couple twists and turns later we were back on the good stuff! Nightstalker leads Kuru and Goner.



The weather and views were great! This is about as clear as 4-Peaks gets from here.



The fun singletrack goes on for miles and has enough character to keep it interesting.



Back at the trucks with bikes loaded I noticed that my bike took a souvenir of Cement Creek!



The last time I went through Cement Creek it was on a 625 SXC. I don't think I'd do that again! I took the 300 this time partly because it is lighter, but mostly because it already has more scratches than my 530.

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Old 12-27-2010, 05:37 PM   #44
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Great stuff!! I can only wish....

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:12 PM   #45
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Great RR guys. That's some tough ST!

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