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I tried out the You Tube edit feature on one of my videos. Let me know what you think.

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Nice Video. It was even better when i hit the mute button.

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Oh, man! How's it going you been ridin much?
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Seem's theres not many dirt bike enthusiast here
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Oh, man! How's it going you been ridin much?

Not as much as i like but going on a group ride to http://www.historicrockinn.com/ tomorrow.https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=3...,2,5,7&t=m&z=9 Been tied up with the house my girlfriend inherited recently. She's in puerto rico so theres alot of stuff to get lined out. Really like your videos i sure miss my dirt bikes.

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Not as much as i like but going on a group ride to http://www.historicrockinn.com/ tomorrow.https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=3...,2,5,7&t=m&z=9 Been tied up with the house my girlfriend inherited recently. She's in puerto rico so theres alot of stuff to get lined out. Really like your videos i sure miss my dirt bikes.
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Seem's theres not many dirt bike enthusiast here
If I had areas to legaly ride around me I would love to have a dirt bike.

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Nytrydr, I'm very jealous of you and your son having such a good time in the dirt. I bought a couple of KLX250S's a few years back to entice my son to come visit more often and for us to ride together. We've had some great times but too few. Now he's in Seattle and I'm in North Carolina so we don't get to see each other as much.

I do still try to ride on dirt as much as I can and have had several wonderful trips to the Phoenix area to ride with a good friend who lives there. Generally we ride in the national forests north of Phoenix that border I-17. Back in April I managed to combine business and pleasure and rode to the community of Crown King using the jeep trail from the southern approach.

Below is the link to a video of the ascent part of the trip. For those of you who do not like the repetitive elevator music of Youtube, take heart. This video has something for everyone from rock, classic rock, bluegrass, folk, and native American. Two words of caution...1) it's about 30 minutes long...I just couldn't find things I wanted to edit out!, and 2) because it is so long the quality is at low resolution so it could be uploaded. We used to GoPro's and recorded about 8 hours of video on the trip.



<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/42056504" width="500" height="275" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/42056504">Up The Rear of Crown King</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1253133">kmac250</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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Nytrydr, I'm very jealous of you and your son having such a good time in the dirt. I bought a couple of KLX250S's a few years back to entice my son to come visit more often and for us to ride together. We've had some great times but too few. Now he's in Seattle and I'm in North Carolina so we don't get to see each other as much.

I do still try to ride on dirt as much as I can and have had several wonderful trips to the Phoenix area to ride with a good friend who lives there. Generally we ride in the national forests north of Phoenix that border I-17. Back in April I managed to combine business and pleasure and rode to the community of Crown King using the jeep trail from the southern approach.

Below is the link to a video of the ascent part of the trip. For those of you who do not like the repetitive elevator music of Youtube, take heart. This video has something for everyone from rock, classic rock, bluegrass, folk, and native American. Two words of caution...1) it's about 30 minutes long...I just couldn't find things I wanted to edit out!, and 2) because it is so long the quality is at low resolution so it could be uploaded. We used to GoPro's and recorded about 8 hours of video on the trip.



<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/42056504" width="500" height="275" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/42056504">Up The Rear of Crown King</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1253133">kmac250</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
Looks like some nice territory, any single track out there? Looks like a lot of road?
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The only places I have ridden have been fire roads, Forest Service Roads, jeep trails, your basic two track stuff. Some you can run 70mph comfortably on with a good dirt bike while others you're slipping the clutch in 1st gear to get over the rocks. There are lots of very old trails that are essentially single track and difficult two track jeep trails.

Check out NSRides.com web site (http://www.nsrides.com/index.html). This guy has probably done every trail in Arizona and documented it very well with photos and maps.

Obviously winter, spring, and fall are the best times to ride due to high heat in the summer. I've been able to get out about twice a year to visit my friend and ride. He has two Honda CRF450's and two KTM 690 Enduro's....all are beast....but a blast to ride. The 450's are for the slower, tighter, technical stuff.....the KTM's are for the faster fire road stuff and slabbing on the highway between the good stuff.
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The only places I have ridden have been fire roads, Forest Service Roads, jeep trails, your basic two track stuff. Some you can run 70mph comfortably on with a good dirt bike while others you're slipping the clutch in 1st gear to get over the rocks. There are lots of very old trails that are essentially single track and difficult two track jeep trails.

Check out NSRides.com web site (http://www.nsrides.com/index.html). This guy has probably done every trail in Arizona and documented it very well with photos and maps.

Obviously winter, spring, and fall are the best times to ride due to high heat in the summer. I've been able to get out about twice a year to visit my friend and ride. He has two Honda CRF450's and two KTM 690 Enduro's....all are beast....but a blast to ride. The 450's are for the slower, tighter, technical stuff.....the KTM's are for the faster fire road stuff and slabbing on the highway between the good stuff.
Yeah, 70 on a fire road is not my style, I like the tight technical stuff
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Makes me miss my 200. Best bike I have had.
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