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Old 01-23-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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PHX - Cactus Loop / Hassayampa Splash Down

7 riders met at the "Mile Marker 4" staging area near Wickenburg this morning to follow Goner on a 100 mile trek around Wickenburg. It was an awesome mix of single track, jeep roads, sand sand sandy washes, and the wet and wild Hassayampa river.

Goner - Yamaha WR450
TParker105 - KTM 450 XCW
jrproper - KTM 530 EXC
Reidy008 - Husky SuperMotard
JayBiker - KTM 525
Eric - XR250
Nightstalker - Honda 450X

The day started with high winds...and a debate on how much to wear.



After a short wash and trail run, we're at Castle Hot Springs road. JayBiker has a flat rear tire!



He added air, it was fine the rest of the day.

Reidy had broken off his front brake resevoir.



Eric had a great idea for a fix!



Reidy's ankle was hurting pretty bad from the crash and decided to return to the truck and call it a day. This is the last picture I have of him...

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Goner took us to the Cactus loop, an excellent piece of single track!











We ran into Duwhat at the end of the Cactus loop. Trailblazing as usual.

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Old 01-24-2011, 05:28 AM   #3
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Nice ride especially at this time of year
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:46 AM   #4
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Again, so very jealous...

More please...

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:09 AM   #5
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Again, so very jealous...

More please...

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OK, this is a little out of order, but it's FULLY AWESOME!!!

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #6
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Hey Terry I gota tell ya usually when I read you RR I am glad I wasn't along but after seeing this Video I WANT TO GO THERE!!!
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:26 AM   #7
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Fully awesome indeed! I so have to move back to Arizona!

Damn, only eight more years to retirement, or thirteen if I go for twenty-five. Guess I need to schedule a month-long vacation to go riding instead.

And I agree with Tom, a lot of the rides you take are waaay over my head. Still, thanks for taking us along.

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Old 01-24-2011, 12:26 PM   #8
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Hey Terry I gota tell ya usually when I read you RR I am glad I wasn't along but after seeing this Video I WANT TO GO THERE!!!
You probably wouldn't have wanted to be along for this part of the ride then...



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For just a moment that single track didn't look too bad, even with the deep groove, then you landed on the cholla...

From my eyes it still looks do-able, though I'd be much slower. Then again, there are some nasty parts I'd be inclined to avoid. Great video NS!

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[QUOTE=Nightstalker;15019676]You probably wouldn't have wanted to be along for this part of the ride then...

Maybe be doable at a real slow pace with the auto clutch on the big old Honda now but not planning on finding out
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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That looks like a fun piece of singletrack! If my body wasn't trying to turn every molecule of water into snot this weekend, I would have liked to ride that!
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You probably wouldn't have wanted to be along for this part of the ride then...
Funny that you start off the cactus loop by plowing into a cactus...

Thanks to everyone that made it out, or sorry maybe.. I had 99.6 miles on gps, lots of gates to go thru, tons of sand as promised, a few dead ends, some bush wackin , some awesome ST, good eats for lunch, and made it back to staging by dark.

I'll try to get a few pic's up tonight.

reidy down at mile 1. link to our injured rider. get well.



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Old 01-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #13
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San Domingo Wash





Lower Hassayampa River

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #14
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Found a dead end looking for the trail to Vulture Mine.



We had to bust through some dense brush to get this far, wasn't much better the second time. I got torn up pretty good.



Old cabin. Rumor is...this is where Sleeping Beauty, Little Bo Peep, and Snow White ran a brothel.



jrproper cracked his generator cover earlier in the day.

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:33 PM   #15
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Enroute to Vulture Mine Road.



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He lost a bolt holding his brush guard on.

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