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Old 01-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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PHX - Return to Wildcat

I was supposed to be riding in Tucsan this weekend, but I was kinda sick this week and a scheduled 30 minute bike maintenance turned into a nightmare. Showing up a the Honda dealer Friday morning without an appointment, I asked them to do the best they could, no promises were made. I was totally knackered from being run down and getting hardly any sleep, so I cancelled my Tucsan hotel reservation and started planning a weekend laying around, feeling sorry for myself.

The Honda shop called me sometime after lunch, bike is done, all is well! WOW! It would be such a pity to not try to at least salvage part of the weekend for a ride. I quickly assembled a couple of riders to do a short ride at WILDCAT, one of my favorite ride spots. It's close and if I still felt poorly, I could bail early.

I got a great night of sleep Friday, and felt pretty refreshed for Saturday. I'm sure that Javalina and Jaybiker will agree, it showed!

Jaybiker cresting a rocky climb.





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Old 01-16-2011, 05:33 PM   #2
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Javalina's turn.





Rocky Ridge Video!

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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Jaybiker on another tricky hill.





Javalina's first attempt didn't bode so well either.



Choosing the right line makes all the difference.





Javalina flies right up next try.

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Old 01-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #4
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Another washed out hill.










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Old 01-16-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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Were you following my tracks?? I went out there and did some of that stuff Thursday on my own!
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:37 PM   #6
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Were you following my tracks?? I went out there and did some of that stuff Thursday on my own!
We did a lot of the same stuff that you took me on last time we were out there. We did some cow trails after a splash and dash in Camp Creek, then some Granite Mountain, and back to Wildcat. Good stuff!
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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Hey, did Javalina get a new bike?

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Old 01-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #8
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High ridge single track. This trail is SO COOL!!









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Hey, did Javalina get a new bike?

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Nah, he's got a 450R to match his 650R.
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I had a pretty good crash on a jeep road downhill back towards Camp Creek. Ouch!



Man does that hurt today!

Chasing Jaybiker.



We climbed some of the hills out of the wash.



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Old 01-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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High ridge single track. This trail is SO COOL!!






That is one of my favorite trails out there. Good stuff!
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #12
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We quickly tired of the hills and headed over to Granite Mountain to return to Wildcat.



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Old 01-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #13
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I just had to lead the guys up this nasty rocky hill!







Looking up the trail.



Rewarding views from the top. The Fountain Hills fountain shoots a geyser of water 560 feet into the air!



I thought getting up was hard. Going down the other side was SCARY!!







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I found another nice cliff to drop off...







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Old 01-16-2011, 08:06 PM   #15
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Terry, another great report and photos.
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