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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:56 pm 
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Awesome, Hawg. I'd suggest a ride from Catalina State Park on the 50 year trail all the way up to where the "Chutes" are. Ask him if he knows about it. It's a trip.

-Oh, yeah....make sure you RIDE the chutes. Better than Disneyland.

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Ray Dolor wrote:
Awesome, Hawg. I'd suggest a ride from Catalina State Park on the 50 year trail all the way up to where the "Chutes" are. Ask him if he knows about it. It's a trip.

-Oh, yeah....make sure you RIDE the chutes. Better than Disneyland.


We rode that last year. The Chutes reminds me too much of Cali. I like slow/fast technical riding up or down. 50 Year trail, once it get's up in the rocks and cactus forest, is one of my all time favs.

We are talking about two specific rides this time. One is along the Las Colinas passage of the AZT down South of Tucson in a South to North direction. That will be a 27 mike Arizona style XC ride. The other is Honey Bee which is 10 miles of gentle climbing and then 10 miles of laughing/giggling/hooting/hollering coming around to complete the loop. :lol:

We talked about dropping off Mt Lemmon which would dump us out at 50 Year but they are having a strong Winter like we are and it seems like there will still be snow up there then.

We will likely do some quickie looping around through F.I. and perhaps some Prison Camp/Molino Basin chunkfest.

I plan to return every year as long as I am still able to ride. And Opti plans to come out here every Fall.


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I guess I have too much respect for the mountain lion. I have always though of it as the top predator of North America but in reality, the top predator is man.

So, I will no longer fear these flimsy felines. I want a 200 pounder to jump me. I will show it who the top predator of the mountain is on that particular day.


Please don't. I like those big kitties, even though I would not want to be hucked by one. Plus, yer a prolific poster here, and I wouldn't want HK to lose you!

\Did any of you guys see the pic from a few years ago of the cat hit by a truck on the two lane highway heading south from prescott? It was an old male, probably going deaf, but it weighed in at 230 lb.s, even in its' somewhat emaciated state. AZ G&F estimated its' weight at it's peak at or near 300#. It's front paw was bigger that the taxidermists' head. It's head was huge, like an African lion, almost.
They grow 'em big in N. AZ. Them Elk are hard to bring down!



Back on topic. ;)

Joking boys, Hawg the future ride plans with Opti sounds like a hoot. :dance:

So Ray check this cat shot in Alberta. Not the record cat but right off the record. What a shame this old Tomcat was killed. For reference the guy holding him is 6’ tall and 260lbs. Scoring right off the top record in the Boone and Crockett record book.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/newsh ... ion-photos


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Should we start an animal specific thread here at HK? :roll:


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Ha, thank you guys! Camera is Samsung S8. It's not the tool, it's how you use it, you know. :dance:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:28 am 
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I'm amazed at the detail. My iPhone 10 pales in comparison. But again, it might just be the operator. :?

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IPhone 10?
I thought XS the latest.

Looks like I need a Samsung S8 camera. Love your photos Sti.


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Should we start an animal specific thread here at HK? :roll:


There is one. :dance: Get out there and explore and you'll find it.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
IPhone 10?
I thought XS the latest.


DJ, are you familiar with Roman Numerals?


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Ray Dolor wrote:
Hawgzilla wrote:
I guess I have too much respect for the mountain lion. I have always though of it as the top predator of North America but in reality, the top predator is man.

So, I will no longer fear these flimsy felines. I want a 200 pounder to jump me. I will show it who the top predator of the mountain is on that particular day.


Please don't. I like those big kitties, even though I would not want to be hucked by one. Plus, yer a prolific poster here, and I wouldn't want HK to lose you!

\Did any of you guys see the pic from a few years ago of the cat hit by a truck on the two lane highway heading south from prescott? It was an old male, probably going deaf, but it weighed in at 230 lb.s, even in its' somewhat emaciated state. AZ G&F estimated its' weight at it's peak at or near 300#. It's front paw was bigger that the taxidermists' head. It's head was huge, like an African lion, almost.
They grow 'em big in N. AZ. Them Elk are hard to bring down!



Back on topic. ;)

Joking boys, Hawg the future ride plans with Opti sounds like a hoot. :dance:

So Ray check this cat shot in Alberta. Not the record cat but right off the record. What a shame this old Tomcat was killed. For reference the guy holding him is 6’ tall and 260lbs. Scoring right off the top record in the Boone and Crockett record book.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/newsh ... ion-photos



Small world, DJ. A guy who was on eb actually claimed that pic was of him! I called bullshit on him. That old cat I referenced can be found on snopes. Type in "large mt. lion hit by truck in AZ."

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Ray Dolor wrote:
DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Ray Dolor wrote:
Hawgzilla wrote:
I guess I have too much respect for the mountain lion. I have always though of it as the top predator of North America but in reality, the top predator is man.

So, I will no longer fear these flimsy felines. I want a 200 pounder to jump me. I will show it who the top predator of the mountain is on that particular day.


Please don't. I like those big kitties, even though I would not want to be hucked by one. Plus, yer a prolific poster here, and I wouldn't want HK to lose you!

\Did any of you guys see the pic from a few years ago of the cat hit by a truck on the two lane highway heading south from prescott? It was an old male, probably going deaf, but it weighed in at 230 lb.s, even in its' somewhat emaciated state. AZ G&F estimated its' weight at it's peak at or near 300#. It's front paw was bigger that the taxidermists' head. It's head was huge, like an African lion, almost.
They grow 'em big in N. AZ. Them Elk are hard to bring down!



Back on topic. ;)

Joking boys, Hawg the future ride plans with Opti sounds like a hoot. :dance:

So Ray check this cat shot in Alberta. Not the record cat but right off the record. What a shame this old Tomcat was killed. For reference the guy holding him is 6’ tall and 260lbs. Scoring right off the top record in the Boone and Crockett record book.

https://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/newsh ... ion-photos



Small world, DJ. A guy who was on eb actually claimed that pic was of him! I called bullshit on him. That old cat I referenced can be found on snopes. Type in "large mt. lion hit by truck in AZ."


Yep, the guy who really shot it put the photos on the Net and next thing he knew everyone was claiming to know someone who killed it. Or that it was them.

Sad that such an amazing cat lived that long and grew to these proportions only to end in such a way. He should have died in battle with another Tomcat. I’ve studies these cats extensively, there are some Toms that are rogue Toms. Going from territory to territory of females and killing the cubs. Which brings the females back in heat. They then breed with the females then move on to the next. They have fight after fight with other Toms in the territory and win. They grow to these proportions due to huge testosterone levels if they live a long enough life. Tough life fighting constantly though so few do get that big.

I’ll try looking your cat up.

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Hawgzilla wrote:
DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
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I thought XS the latest.


DJ, are you familiar with Roman Numerals?


Doh!


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That snow really brings out the color of your bike, Sti. Beautiful pic.

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No rides today. It was a "get back on your feet and get to work" recovery day for me. But we are now starting to have some wildflower blooms so I took a shot up against a true blue sky. This evening, a fast passing front lined up some stunning clouds.


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Wow! 8-)

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The triple limbo feature I’d been enjoying must have been considered a hazard and was removed. Yay sameness :roll:

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Bummer.

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Came across several trees down yesterday that need cut on the easy trail. Had one a few years back that was a limbo tree at a little under 6' high that got cut out since it was a split, and not secure enough to leave.

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Nice. That broken branch has widow maker written all over it.

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I’m actually hoping we get a little frozen snowless session this spring. Ride anywhere


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Nice. That broken branch has widow maker written all over it.


Beat me to it.


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I actually had a widow maker limb fall on me many years ago. At first, as I was trapped under the limb, straddling my bike, I had a flash of "ambush!" adrenaline, but then I realized that it was not a gang of sierra klub graybeards lying in wait, but simply an act of nature.
Fortunately it was not as big as the split trunk in Kronk's pic.

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Light dusting of snow over the San Gabes this morning, down low.


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Been watching the weather down in low cal. You guys are finally getting winter again. My son in San Diego been sending kid pics with them all bundled up. Had 2 days of nice crystal clear cold weather. One more day tomorrow before another week of rain coming on Saturday. Trails are almost perfect, but rain coming. 8-)

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norton55 wrote:
Been watching the weather down in low cal. You guys are finally getting winter again. My son in San Diego been sending kid pics with them all bundled up. Had 2 days of nice crystal clear cold weather. One more day tomorrow before another week of rain coming on Saturday. Trails are almost perfect, but rain coming. 8-)


Dang, MORE rain?! :shock:

After tonight, we are finally going to dry out for at least a week. It's going to remain cool, but at least it will be dry.


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