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Old 08-22-2010, 05:08 PM   #16
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Really,,,a $3.00 Commy energy drink?
He was the boxer, not the guerrilla Relax AWM......go for a ride or something
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:19 PM   #17
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Oh,,,so not this one,



Or even this one,



But this one.



The 6 time world champ,from Mexico,who resides in AZ.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #18
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ok...where was I??

Yes...riding

Roads were excellent and I was having some luck shooting fromthe camera that was girth hitched to my zipper, not the best set up...but it did allow for pics without the dreaded stopping




After about 100 miles of backroads I made it the NF

Really getting excited now, as the scenery got better and better...came upon the sign that things would be changing and for the better as far as I am concerned..




Mandatory Macro Break



The gravel was good, lots of stutters bumps, but nothing the KLR couldn't handle...saw a road on the GyPSy labeled Summit. That held promise. Looking at where it was I could see down into Mexico from it as well
Here's the turn off...It is NF39 according to the signs

A little rougher then Ruby rd, but totally doable. Turned into a real nice two track towards the top. The views nearly brought a tear to my eye...fucking beautiful country!!! Felt as though I was riding in a dream. Life is good today




Didn't take any riding pics on the way up, but you can see the road carving the hills in this pic...awesome day!!




One more Macro Break.....smell the flowers hippy


Grateful today....living the dream


More to follow....
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #19
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Hey Upst8, glad you had a good ride down here. DId you meet up with FastPhil?
Your right the road up and down Mt Lemon is a beauty...
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #20
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Fastphil on the Wee?
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:28 PM   #21
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No I was on the Wee, Phil was on the CRF. I was the one you followed for a little time, then turned around to find Phil...
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:30 PM   #22
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Did I tell you I am hard of hearing and did lots of recreational drugs growing up?

No, never did run into him...I think I heard him once or twice, but it's hard to tell
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:54 PM   #23
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Awesome photos! Nice to see my home from your perspective. Next time you're in town try to hit up the Red Garter on a Thursday night and say hi!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:01 PM   #24
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:24 PM   #25
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Down from the Summit rd, Big Cat and Rest o Ruby

After about 30 minutes of lazing around up top, snapping pics, sipping water and just enjoying the peace I departed back to Ruby Rd. Planned to go nice and slow snapping pics along the way. Some came out pretty good, if I do say so myself



Right after this pic was taken and the camera stowed (of course!) a god damn Mountain Lion appeared on the right side of the road. You can see the small hill on the right around the corner. He or She was up there. When I was about 100 yards from it, it made it's move and literally jumped from the high ground across the road and down the hill For a second or two I was in shock!! My initial reaction was fear....gun it, get going!!!!! Then it was Fook!! I should get a pic!!! I could see it bounding down the hill as I throttled past. I stopped and whipped out the camera, but had lost sight of it. It was at least 6 foot long and a real beautiful creature....

Not the actual Lion, but added for effect
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1st and 3rd normally, but if you want one on an off week, just stop by the TABB and suggest it and people will probably show up. :)
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #27
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The only shot I got from my big cat adventure was returning to the bike, defeated...no pic


Oh well....at least I had the experience.....now on to riding.

Ruby road began to open up and smooth out lots as I went along. Really fun riding and could have gotten very silly if I was on my own steed....hate crashing other folk's stuff




After 20 miles of dirt road riding bliss I came to the end of Ruby...that was some of the best, scenic and fun riding I have done in quite awhile.

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:59 PM   #28
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Slabbing back to Tucson.....

Stopped into the small town of Arivaca for some H2O, snacks and see what I could see....first place I stopped at I thought was a grocer...turns out it was a private residence and they were not taking visitors

Actual store....funny small world experience there. The guy working there is from VA Beach! They checked my ID while I used a CC and the guy chuckled...."We are from there?!" I thought how the hell did you get all the way out here??? The more I thought about it, the more I saw myself somewhere like this someday....just drop off the grid


Not much to write about slabbing it home....it was 1pm by this time and the heat was rising. Scenery was still beautiful with blue skies, marked with puffy clouds all contrasting a very green desert...


Long, Lone Highway pic...


Finish this section out with a totally original idea for a pic!!!


Thanks for coming along.....next will be?????
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #29
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Glad you enjoyed the bike and the rides. Poor bike hasn't seen that kind of ridin' since I had my shoulder surgery in April. I'll call you tomorrow and give you another ride you have to take tomorrow afternoon/evening. Sahuaro National Park West.

http://www.saguaronationalpark.com/b...oop-drive.html

if it isn't raining go around sundown and check out the sunset.

We'll talk tomorrow.

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:56 AM   #30
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Twist my arm......ok....ok...ok.....I'll ride that too

Sure. Will try and get out there this afternoon after work

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