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    Good job! Oh yeah ! Stokage :D

    Last weekend some of us hit the pinals..Great temps and a fun time . I guess its time for me to let you guys in on a secret I am sure everyone knows or has been thru the yearly pinal runs but one thing that almost everyone does and we did up until 2 years ago ...Well that is vacate the mountain around June maybe july if we stretch it because of the heat it gets to a point that ending up at the base of the mountain sucks.. Anyways what we have found is after the monsoons hit the mount drops in temp and things are nice 80% of the time .Yes nice enough to ride all summer long without killing ourselves..Anyways temps last weekend were in the 80's on the mountain and we got some rain also for a bit making the trails tackylicious .

    Enjoy here is our trail report . Any trees that are down are shown .

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    Oh I will add that the rest of sixshooter that ties into checkdam across the forest road has been cleaned and cleared its a blast once again . We only turned at the road this time as we had one broke der and flat issues with another.. God I love tubeless and dual ply ...I go so long between flats I forgot when I had the last each time lol.
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    good times were had by all...

    my shins look like someone took a weedwacker to them from plowing through that top section.

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    lol yeah that top section was just a wee bit overgrown to put it mildly
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    Excellent vid! It looks like almost everyone is on single-crown 6-7" bikes... is there too much climbing to bring a DH sled?
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    There's a little peddling, but a dh bike would be overkill for that trail.

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    A dh is overkill but almost all of us have done it and many still do . There is a HAB which will suck the life out of you and a tad bit of pedaling but overall one sweet trail
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    So, a couple more questions... How many miles is that upper run and how long does it take? How many shuttles do you get in on a single trip?
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    Looks pretty freaking sweet to me! Thanks for the stoke, we need more of this and less trail drama/BS around here.

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    Nice! The Pinals are officially on the bucket list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titusbro View Post
    So, a couple more questions... How many miles is that upper run and how long does it take? How many shuttles do you get in on a single trip?
    There is a 3/4 mile section up top that goes from peak to ferndell parking lot which is the starting point for most. However no what I would consider a run . Also there are other trail , icehouse,kellner and freighttrain . If you have a good driver,no problems or mech's then you can do alot of runs there have been days we have done 8 big runs but thats being conditioned otherwise the majority lasts 3-4 runs before their toast. Be prepared for a 45min shuttle but then you get sweet long runs. Sixer to pickup is approx 7miles but more can be added depending on pickup spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Looks pretty freaking sweet to me! Thanks for the stoke, we need more of this and less trail drama/BS around here.
    Thanks and couldn't agree more on the need for more stoke
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    Trail looks awesome, I'm going to have to try to get out there. Looks like lots of places that you don't want to lose your concentration.

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    Hell yeah! My favorite Globe day of the year!

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    This looks awesome...can someone link a map of this?

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    Awesome video. I need to get back up there now that I have something other than my HT to ride!

    Did the dude in the white shirt even have a water bottle at least???
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    Thanks ! lol I think his drink was in anothers bag but otherwise nope I never saw him drink anything..He even broke his rear der about 5min down from the HAB and of course pumped and jump his way down the mountain
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    Lustboyz doesn't need water, just boyz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggles View Post
    This looks awesome...can someone link a map of this?
    do a search for sixhooter globe or pinals it should get you what you need I have typed it out with step by step driving directions and info on the runs themselves . I should have made a complete file I could copy from each time as nothing but trail conditions change. There is also a map located in those threads although most of those threads will be for 2010 or earlier as I have not done my normal shuttling up there. I use to always post up shuttle days looking for more people to join and share driving duties in my truck. I may do a day or two like that in the upcoming months but need new tires before others drive the truck on the rough road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Nice! The Pinals are officially on the bucket list.
    Same here! That's got to be the preemo DH in AZ!

    Thanks for vid stokage!

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    Great video, thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks Folks! When I get a chance I will post a short version from last weekend . Trail was primo with a couple new trees down but no biggie . Also the reworked improved checkdam held up great to the great deluges the pinals got over the last couple weeks.
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