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Goat Trail Green
12-01-2007, 11:35 PM
So we made it to Tuscon last night. It was cool and wet. We spent the night sitting on the patio catching up drinking a little wine.

In the morning it was hard to decide what I should go ride or drive. LOL

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The mountains to the east from in front of the house

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Loading the truck

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Did someone say rain ?

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The parking lot

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The steads
ktm 200 and an XR 400

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Mountains and cooper mine off to the southwest

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Guess what these marks are ?

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I am told the white cactus will bite. Thankfully I did not find out

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Also I hear the mesquite trees are the better choice to hit unless this is hiding in the middle of it.

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This is silt but with the rain it is almost perfect to ride on !

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The sun did try to come out

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We finished the night out at a 50's diner

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More tomorrow...What a day. We are having riot

Mike Green

XR650Rocketman
12-02-2007, 07:22 AM
Y'all have fun Mike, that's great part of the country, even when it's a little wet.

Photojojo
12-02-2007, 09:01 AM
Looks like you rode the 200. How did you like it? Tell Adam and Tera I said howdy.

FirstMan
12-02-2007, 10:48 AM
Here is the video from yesterday at wilmot (http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=1557717) Kinda similar to the above except that there is music and a bit of editing. As well as you get to see Mike at least once.

Goat Trail Green
12-02-2007, 11:08 AM
Y'all have fun Mike, that's great part of the country, even when it's a little wet.

Unfortunatly with the rain I didn't get to experience the infamous silt but it is beautiful !

Looks like you rode the 200. How did you like it? Tell Adam and Tera I said howdy.

Hello back at you !

I enjoyed the 200and 400. I rode it a year ago in Broken Bow. They have since put a clutch and top end in it. It is great. Since Greasemonkey bought the 300 I have been doing some serious thinking ;-) I love that 450 suspension and engine though LOL

Headn up Mount Lemon shortly. Then coming back and riding out to Chivas falls this afternoon. Lenda and Terra will be taking the Jeep...

Mike Green

FirstMan
12-02-2007, 11:27 PM
What ever they say it is a LIE!

Photojojo
12-03-2007, 07:19 AM
Since Greasemonkey bought the 300 I have been doing some serious thinking ;-) I love that 450 suspension and engine though LOL



Me to.

Greasemonkey
12-03-2007, 08:22 AM
Not doing a ride report but had a chance to fix my jetting and get muddy in the shnf.Can you say sweet.Didn't get to ride in Az. but had a blast.

FirstMan
12-03-2007, 11:30 AM
Not doing a ride report but had a chance to fix my jetting and get muddy in the shnf.Can you say sweet.Didn't get to ride in Az. but had a blast.


Any day of playing is a good day.

FirstMan
12-03-2007, 05:00 PM
Since no one took my bait... Has anyone ever tried to ride home with a blown head light, rocky road and a head lamp to avoid the rocks? Both Goat Trail Green and GetBent were able to enjoy that!

Yesterday was a great day, snow in the morning, knee deep water crossings in the afternoon, and riding by star light that night. When we got home at 9 pm, I was sure it was midnight.

Photojojo
12-03-2007, 05:16 PM
Since no one took my bait... Has anyone ever tried to ride home with a blown head light, rocky road and a head lamp to avoid the rocks? Both Goat Trail Green and GetBent were able to enjoy that!


What is it with you and these three hour tours? ;-) When I come visit i'm **** sure packing a helmet light!

FirstMan
12-03-2007, 06:02 PM
I am having picture linking issues, so I will let Mike work it out when he gets home this evening.

It was going to start with "Sunday morning started out well..."

Greasemonkey
12-03-2007, 06:39 PM
Adam ,if it's a hard situation or worse, have probably been there
And-Lost my shirt:doh:

Photojojo
12-04-2007, 07:33 AM
It was going to start with "Sunday morning started out well..."

Sunday morning started out well
Eggs and bacon, then reminiscing a spell
Then we got on our bikes to go for a ride
We head for the desert where adventure we will not be denied

Before we knew it we were riding at night
and one of the crew had no light
So the report will start with "Sunday morning started well"
soon after that it all went to ****.

Goat Trail Green
12-04-2007, 09:18 AM
Hmmm let me think about the rest of the story ? :giveup:


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Mike Green

FirstMan
12-04-2007, 10:53 AM
Sunday morning started out well
Eggs and bacon, then reminiscing a spell
Then we got on our bikes to go for a ride
We head for the desert where adventure we will not be denied

Before we knew it we were riding at night
and one of the crew had no light
So the report will start with "Sunday morning started well"
soon after that it all went to ****.


Quite poetic indeed. You ought to quit your job and find something that would allow you an outlet for your talent ;-)

But, just to keep facts straight, TWO bikes had their head lamps blow out! :lol2:

Goat Trail Green
12-04-2007, 11:25 AM
Off to Mount Lemon
Most pictures compliments of Adam

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Snow

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Yes it was cold

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Next installment will be riding to Chivas Falls

Mike Green

FirstMan
12-04-2007, 12:05 PM
Great pictures. I do not know why when I attempted to link them all I got was red Xs. Thank you for taking the time to do all the work.

Also, you are going to have to add some text to fill in the blanks with the dusk story. Oh yeah, chinese tacos too!

Goat Trail Green
12-04-2007, 12:22 PM
The area we will be riding staright ahead

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Entering the area

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Wild life

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Pavement ends(cool sign)

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Trail conditions(slightly moist which made for excellent traction)

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Lenda Lu,Get Bent and Aaron

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Adam at the falls

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The trail we ended up on. From one hill to the next

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Adam spanking the water crossing

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Jim on his way across

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Terra and Lenda temporarily following us in the Jeep

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Rocks and sand

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Lenda Lu and I at Chivas Falls

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Can you say soft bottom

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Trails

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This is rumored to be Paul Mccartney house

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Jim (get bent) and I

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Lenda helping Terra access the damage

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This should be attached with welds to the frame rail

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This also needs to be attached on the oposite side to the axle tube

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Patrick after he found out what was wrong with the Jeep :giveup:

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Is that the moon or headlights

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I have to say I/we sat down to a warm meal at about 10pm only 4 hours after I had planned in my mind to eat. Thankfully Aarron in his FJ40 and some guys in a full size Chevy came along and helped with the extraction of the Jeep and KTM 200.
We are also very LUCKY the ladies had taken care of us.They had prepared the food before we left. Once we hit the house all they had to do was to put supper in the oven to bake :) After a quick shower and a glass of wine it was ready.
Thanks for a wonerful weekend ! :clap:

Mike Green

GetBent
12-04-2007, 12:25 PM
I am just going to sit back and read the Chiva ride report. Yes, I was there but would rather hear Adam's or Mike's take on it :)

TreeBanger
12-04-2007, 01:05 PM
Looks like an awesome trip ! Im jealous ....... of everything but the broken jeep. Those water crossings look serious, too !

Iceman Jack
12-04-2007, 01:34 PM
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Can you say soft bottom

Holy cow......you dirty old man!

Iceman Jack
12-04-2007, 01:39 PM
Looks like an awesome trip ! Im jealous ....... of everything but the broken jeep. Those water crossings look serious, too !

Welcome to the asylum Brandon.
Hey, when you gonna tell all these guys and gals about your catfish,chicken fried stake, and your homemade pies?

thumper
12-04-2007, 02:25 PM
Looks fun!:thumb:

FirstMan
12-10-2007, 12:40 PM
Here is Sunday, day two of riding in video. It is long, but I added music so you will not get bored too quickly. Reddington Rd/ Chiva falls (http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=1597356)

We found out that we had a broken jeep when we got to falls so we didn't spend much time there. Plus, it was getting late in the day.