Z50 monkeybike with a few mods...

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  1. Coastal Redneck

    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    A few more pics:

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    I've been filling holes and putting down pavers in my yard, I wanted a winding path around the deck without stepping on sharp rocks or cactus spines, LOL. :eek:
     
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    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    Wow, been awhile since I visited this thread... but MountainMini, you'll find shots of my bike in here, it was truly a little offroad rocket, LOL. :eek:
     
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    Holy cow, I'd forgotten about that ridiculous carbon fiber can on the exhaust, LOL... there are some still pics of my bike on Page 31 of this thread, and some videos on following pages. I miss riding in the White Mountains, even though some of the dirt roads and trails had $h!tloads of rocks on 'em, rocks the size of grapefruit which one had to avoid like the plague unless he wanted to eat $h!t, LOL. Don't ask me how I know this... :whistle:
     
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    8ABEBEBF-CC81-4C72-AB8C-3663B739A78F.jpeg 8FF88F67-64DA-465F-8759-29B11CC89F2B.jpeg 8D90047E-B9C8-4051-BED7-93AA20DD169D.jpeg Awesome mini, awesome riding area would like to experience it. I get to ride in the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. I ride my mini, a quad and a Honda XR 250. Love the off rode stuff. I have a couple of pix to share of my riding area. There’s a herd of wild horses in the meadow. Hard to see but a couple of deer in the trees. And a picture of a bird friend that would come out and confront me every time I crossed his part of the trail this year.
     
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    That bird looks like a real character, LOL. Nice riding area, we had the tall Ponderosa pines in the White Mountains, with some cedar and other stuff mixed in, but mostly tall pines. Same deal with the wildlife, I'd see herds of deer and the occasional elk while riding, one time an elk cow crossed the dirt road ahead of me, jumped back out of the forest and ran ahead of me for 20 or 30 yards, then vanished back the way it came... I backed off my throttle and just watched the critter, didn't wanna tangle with an elk on my mini, LOL. It'd be Elk, 1, Mini Rider, 0!!! :eek:

    I've been considering another move to the Sierra Vista area, just because there are more work opportunities down there... I hate commuting with a passion, even 40 minutes each way, so I may sling my home after all and get on down there. By down, I mean south, Sierra Vista is actually at a higher elevation than Benson... which suits me fine. If I do this, I will probably buy a full-sized dirt bike or Enduro so I can start trail riding again, especially out by the Stronghold. That's Cochise Stronghold, you can Google it to see pictures, it's a huge natural stone fortress and world-class climbing area. :rolleyes:
     
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    That bird was “ANGRY”. I probably passed his part of the trail 20 times in my days out there, he came out at me about 17 of those crossings. Once, I put my hand down and he jumped up and bit my finger (gloves on) and two other times when I stopped he jumped up and pecked at me on the top of my riding boots.

    Bear spray and a boat air horn are part of my riding kit, because there are a lot more dangerous critters than the bird around here. It’s mostly, lodgepole pines where I ride. Uniformly round and tall. Riding altitude is around 5,000-6,000 feet above sea level.
     
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    That's a good elevation, many trails in the White Mountains of Arizona are at that elevation and the riding is excellent... clean air, plenty of scenery and wildlife, not many badges or revenue collectors to give riders grief, a regular paradise!!! :cool:
     
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    "Bear spray and a boat air horn are part of my riding kit" Didn't think of an air horn,I know they stop the neighbors dog from barking all day.....
     
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    Bust out the train horn, LOL... :eek:
     

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