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    Globe shuttles this weekend

    Anyone camping or shuttlig this weekend? We plan to go up again for another shredtastic weekend in the pinals.

    Shuttling the old fashioned way. can fit 4-6 more riders in the truck. If your bike doesn't like the occasional shuttle scars bring protection.
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    is this doable on 140 mm of travel and what times / days would this be going on? If it would still be going strong saturday afternoon or sunday I would be interested.

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    Yes it is doable but not the recommended travel. If you got skills you'll be fine. The worst part is the old icehouse road.

    Here is SunDog tearing it up on a hardtail




    another showing an upper portion of freight train which we will e running alot with ice house.

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    It looks doable... I am comfortable on Geronimo and National with my bike, and lots of this looks fun (tho the rocks are probably much smaller on camera )

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    Danky...totally doable...get up there and git sum, you'll be glad you did!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DankyCass
    It looks doable... I am comfortable on Geronimo and National with my bike, and lots of this looks fun (tho the rocks are probably much smaller on camera )

    Your good to go then . The only thing these trails have over somo tech wise is speed .

    I will post up our final plans before leaving to globe.
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    What's the turn off road name in globe?I might actually ride, maybe.I gotta do something else besides work all the damn time.
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    You guys still gonna be ripping on saturday afternoon / sunday? I have to work until noon on saturday

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    Yes if we go we will shuttle all day . If we camp tomorrow night we will be shuttling til about 7:30pm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scary
    What's the turn off road name in globe?I might actually ride, maybe.I gotta do something else besides work all the damn time.

    Here you go

    From the valley head thru superior to globe. Once into globe make a right onto rusell (first light past walmart) follow that for about 1/3rd of a mile and turn right (rusell again) , just after the road makes a 90 degree bend to the left.

    Follow this to a stop sign ,continue straight thru stop sign to next left at a T follow that up few hun yards make another right , from here follow this to the next T junction make a right onto 651 and head up the mountain.

    Once to sulphide del ray continue on 651 which will take you to the left and then around the back of the mountain . At the next available FS rd stay on 651 by turning left. Follow that to the top campgrounds.

    On the way up you will see trailhead signs for kellner canyon and icehouse. Sixshooter is accesed by taking first left one across the cattle guard going into the campgrounds. Follow that to your next FS road you see that heads down to the left. There will be a trail marker with the number 197 on it.
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    Anyone else
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    how much for shuttles??? when leaving town?
    i like these odds....

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    whatever you feel man 10 bucks max for the day. We were planing for an early depart hope to get up top 9ish tomorrow. Things look to be in the air though as 2 of the riders are thinking about sunrise now.
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    coool well if it's not too much to ask keep me in the loop...if globe is going down, i'm there, if not i guess it's sunrise for me too.... i'll be out at nra here in a few, after that i'll be checkin my mail for news of the pinals. thanks
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    ps.... there wil be 2 of us
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    Quote Originally Posted by clockwork
    whatever you feel man 10 bucks max for the day. We were planing for an early depart hope to get up top 9ish tomorrow. Things look to be in the air though as 2 of the riders are thinking about sunrise now.
    Weak. I was planning on heading out Sunday with Mikey

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    alright packing up . Will post when we head out here shortly
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    Heading out . Look for a dark grey gmc with bikes in the back.
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    A+ riding today.

    We rode Kellner canyon twice, freight train to lower telephone and another normal freight train run.

    The Highlight today was finding a connector (lower telephone) to bypass ice house road. Which this is frigging so sweet. We just need a small team of guys to help us clear a nice long corridor of down manzinita. All down baby.

    Next was kellner canyon I can't believe it took us 5 seasons to ride this but all I have to say is it is very awesome only needs a little massaging . Pics to follow.
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    nice clock...glad to hear there's yet some more options out in the pinals. sunrise...pffft, who needs it

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    Man Paul B. if your reading you could have let us in on what kellner was about. I know you guys used to do sunrise runs down kellner and now I can see why.

    Here is my breif description.

    Starts of with a steep down into a sweet right corner, Bam now your riding a wide single track line through some trees. Soon you come to a left and some fun chunky funk awaits you for the next few hunderd yards or so of riding thru a wash type area crossing back and forth many times.

    Once you reach the end of this fun you make a left back into nice swoopy fun coming across many old remnates from logging sometime ago. From here on out its pure joy alittle of everything but nothing real steep or tech just flowy wide fun. Before you know it your at the old ice house road right at the water tanks take a left and follow to the normal short shuttle pickup for freight train and ice house runs.

    Views are awesome only down fall IMO is there is less shade on this trail than others but your moving the whole time NO HIKE A BIKES

    Anyone want to join tomorrow?
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    Here are some pics.

    Somewhere along the trip up I lost the pin that holds my brake lever in place. Damn ... well wasn't going to let that stop me . Found an allen of the right size and taped her in place. Fixed
































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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    nice clock...glad to hear there's yet some more options out in the pinals. sunrise...pffft, who needs it

    Yup Pinals are bomb. this year were exploring all the connections and scoping out everything we can .

    Here is a list of connections/rides that are IMO worthy rides. NOTE lower telephone is not read for the masses. many many down manzinita that needs cleared but once its done I feel the road will be dead to all. Wait till you see these sweet bermed looking switchbacks that you can rail

    Kellner canyon to old ice house road to short shuttle pickup or CCC
    Freight train to middle telephone to old ice house road to short shuttle pickup or CCC
    Icehouse trail to old ice house road to short shuttle pickup or CCC
    Freight train to middle telephone to icehouse to lower telephone to CCC only
    Icehouse to lower telephone to CCC only
    Sixshooter to Forest road to CCC only

    To top it off Toll Road trail can be added to any of these for another 45-60min DH for an additonal 20min drive up from CCC. If doing sixshooter then you can pickup at the bridge and go up the road 10-15mins to access another 3miles+ of dh . Pickup is off sixshooter road past the forest service station .
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    That looks so fun... gonna have to call in on a Saturday morning I'm thinking...

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    those were all from kellner canyon the ones that look like they were going up hill were indeed down just me point back up the trail.
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    Another awesome day . Saw lots of riders on the mountainbut they all hit sixshooter then headed out only if they would have stopped when flagged down they would have had a great day of riding on other cleared trails.

    Anways Dainel put in some work on the old ice house road hooking up the speed in the worked areas.Trails are in awesome shape.

    with a 11am start todays runs were

    kellner canyon
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    freight train
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    Quote Originally Posted by cesslinger
    Weak. I was planning on heading out Sunday with Mikey

    what happened man ? Missed a good day on the mt.
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    Chris, you headed back on Saturday?

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    Sorry wish I could but we have a big job that will take us through mon.

    We may get back out again this week for some riding and clearing of lower telephone
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    right on! nice pics Chris! I hope I can work out a trip before the end of the month.

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    I'm new to downhilling and looking for places to try out the new bike. If anyone is planning a trip this weekend, June 12 - 13, let me know.

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    Zmoto, where do you live? Tucson or Phx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmotojason
    I'm new to downhilling and looking for places to try out the new bike. If anyone is planning a trip this weekend, June 12 - 13, let me know.
    Oh man. Have you ridden South Mountain yet? We'll be out there this Wedneday, downhilling. Check the "2010 Official Wed. Somo Shuttle Thread". Also there are typically shuttles running on Sat or Sun or sometimes both (but not as much during summer) days there. I''ll be out this Wed. We usually start at 5:30 during the summer, and ride until it's too hot. Then it's burrito time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zmotojason
    I'm new to downhilling and looking for places to try out the new bike. If anyone is planning a trip this weekend, June 12 - 13, let me know.
    Also, what is your new bike? It wouln't by chance be a "Scratch" would it?
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    Kellner looks cool, I didn't get to run that one a few weeks ago. Six Shooter is the bomb, has there been more clearing? There was a lot of climbing over/under logs towards the bottom. Ice House is cool, I just had trouble on the road part at the bottom. All I could do was hold on for dear life bouncing off of softball size rocks everywhere. Freight train looks awesome too. Just so you know Danky, it's all doable on a 4-6 inch bike, just not as fast. I ride a Dback Mission with a few DH mods and it's great. Just hard to keep up with the 8 inch bikes. DOE of course. I can't wait to go back.

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    No one was running kellner until this weekend see above.

    No more work has been done on sixer as we know. We have been only running trails that are 100% clear or just have a few trees down. If you haven't ridden freight train or icehouse your missing out. Both are far faster and steeper than sixer. Plus no grueling hike a bikes
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    Here are a few more vids from last year. None yet this year on my end

    this is the upper part of freight. Much faster this year



    This is the fork view run I put togther pretty sweet view of the speed. Shows bits of the whole run down to the pickup

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    I'm in Phoenix (Chandler to be precise)

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    Dammit! We passed this weekend up.

    Looks like an OP crew should be heading up next weekend.

    Any Foneecians?

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    If you guys do kellner just beware it has sun exposure and is best done early or late. Also there is some pedaling involved on that one.
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    Here is a another video I found.... dooh Its from last year also I know there was 3 cams going 2 weeks ago . Hopefully that video pops up sometime .



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    Nice stuff, looking forward to doing this sometime this summer. What are the daytime temps like in that area? Is globe's forecast accurate enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockrwave
    It wouln't by chance be a "Scratch" would it?
    Is this the steed to which you are referring?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Globe shuttles this weekend-scratch4.jpg  

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    Looks like this next weekend 12-13th Globe will be prime conditions. Weather shows sunny high of 86 Saturday and 89 Sunday. I was going to Flag, but looks like rain.

    I may be taking the Van and driver to Globe Saturday AM and will be posting up a new thread soon if I can pull it together.

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