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July was a good month. One of my good buddies quit his job and I am working at a bike shop in Phoenix in July...so yeah...I had time to ride and I was his permanent co-pilot. We rode soo much! It was hot in the valley but every other spot in the state was perfect for riding! check out some of the action! (Some pics are crappy quality cause we pulled em from a video camera.)

Here was some early July Holbert action:


Action Jackson Dirt jumps:


Prescott Dirt Jumps:


"other" dirt jumps:


Flagstaff backyard Dirt jumps:


drunken street riding:


flagstaff dropin'


flagstaff crashin'


flagstaff supa steeps:


eyein up a "The Gap" - a 25 foot gap 8 or so foot drop onto "the road":


hittin "The Gap"


a fun little drop dangerous dan supposedly hit first:


Prescott Arizona - droppin' in on F-ck Tahoe


Last berm on F-ck Tahoe:


Sunrise Flowin'




what a kicka$$ month...and we just got back from celebrating the one year anniversary of Cactus Bike. It was a sweet party in Sunrise with over 240 cans of Pabst! Hopefully Pete-E doesn't get another job cause I like this life of hittin up new AZ ridin' spots every weekend! Anyway...enjoy the pics...they are all from AZ...in july!

Monk (proud AZ rider)
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Nice pics. Looks like some fun DH action. If you don't mind bringing a new guys along, give me a shout next time you guys plan a ride.


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Nice pics. Looks like some fun DH action. If you don't mind bringing a new guys along, give me a shout next time you guys plan a ride.

Chris
will do

send me an email so I have you on my ride list. michael at cactusbike dot com

we may head up to Prescott again this weekend for some more Fuk Tahoe action...if my wrist is better. Or I may just go tubing or sumthin instead.
 

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How do you get to this trail

monk said:
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send me an email so I have you on my ride list. michael at cactusbike dot com

we may head up to Prescott again this weekend for some more Fuk Tahoe action...if my wrist is better. Or I may just go tubing or sumthin instead.
I'm a Prescott local and would like to check this out. Never heard of it. Can you get me there?

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It's either trail 48 or Yankee Doodle. I'd lean on trail 48 because it's more popular to shuttle than Yankee Doodle, but I think YD is a better trail, more tech and fun, but harder to get to. Trail 260 to 48 is a pretty fun shuttle and drops about 1700 feet. Yankee Doodle drops about 2300 to where you ride back at Palice Station.
 

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It's either trail 48 or Yankee Doodle. I'd lean on trail 48 because it's more popular to shuttle than Yankee Doodle, but I think YD is a better trail, more tech and fun, but harder to get to. Trail 260 to 48 is a pretty fun shuttle and drops about 1700 feet. Yankee Doodle drops about 2300 to where you ride back at Palice Station.
Can you get me directions to either 48 or Yankee doodle trailheads from the downtown area?
 

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Can you get me directions to either 48 or Yankee doodle trailheads from the downtown area?
You know...I have only done the trail a couple of times and couldn't get back there on my own. It's a ways out of the town...and it empties out to the road where you drive up. There are a few trails on the mountain...Fuk Tahoe and the happy birthday trail and a few others. They are really fun though...not super technical at all...really fast and burmy with a bunch of thank you maams at the bottom. I think it is an ATV trail...cause it is kinda wide...not fire road wide...but not singletrack either...and the berms look like they are made from ATVS.

Anyway...Sorry I couldn't be of more help in getting you to the trails...when we plan another ride up there I'll post it on here.
 

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I still think its trail 48, it sounds right. Yankee Doodle is WAY WAY out on Senator Highway.

The best way to shuttle trail 48 is to drive up copper basin road to the top, make a right up towards Mt Francis, and take the dirt road on the right before you get to the gate. The dirt road on teh right turns into trail 260, which connects with trail 48 for a minimum of climbing.

The other way to do it is to go past the gate (I put a Rockshox sticker on this gate, not sure if it is still there but it was a few months back) and go around the access road about a half a mile or so, and a trail will drop off to the right. This is fairly steep and it was fun to watch my friend on a karpiel endo at the front of this trail with his newly bled gustavs. There are two options from here, if you take the first right you end up a little lower earlier but you have to climb back up to trail 48 a little, and it sucks a bit. If you stay left you still have to do a little bit of climbing, but nothing quite as bad and there's some cool switchbacks going this way. There is a third trail that comes in from the right, but it's pretty hard to find because of the direction it enters, you do not want to go this way because it goes back to copper basin road.

So there are basically 3 ways to do trail "48", the easiest IMO is to go down 260 which is pretty fun, but it's also cool to come around off of Mt Francis and there are some cool switchbacks and a couple drops if you make the right choices.

To shuttle back up you drive back up a road then take the first right which is the backside of copper basin and you just go back up to the top. As Monk said, there are some cool water bars at the bottom, but overall this isn't very technical.

There is the old downhill course that starts up in the same general area, although it is more difficult to find and I'd have to show you. I don't know how it is now, but a few months ago it had a ton of deadfall (and I don't have a chainsaw). A few years ago me and a friend put a lot of work on the entire thing, but all the deadfall has made it pretty pointless. Still, I'd like to be able to extend it (it's not very long) and have it go all the way down to that road that you drive back up from the "bottom" of trail 48. If done right, this could turn into the best trail in the area, but right now it's way to short.

Yankee Doodle is way way out on Senator Highway. You have to have a vehicle with SUV type clearance. You need to drive out untill you get to the 4-way (maybe its even a 5-way?) where the road on the left goes up to Mt Union. You drive STRAIGHT ahead on Senator Highway and park the car at Palace Station, then drive back up and take the (now on your right) road up to Mt Union. Up near the lookout you kind of go over the top, and on the far side (east side) of the top the trail starts, go right, and it goes all the way back down to senator highway. It's got some fun rocky-chutes, and is the msot technical trail in the area that i know of, I haven't been there in a while but I want to get back out there sometime to ride.
 
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