8th Dual Sport Desert Daze & Arivaca Outback - Arivaca, AZ - Feb 25-27

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  1. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Wow, here we are in the 8th year with a NEW LOCATION!

    NEW LOCATION = NEW ROADS

    Dual Sport Desert Daze & The Arivaca Outback are amazing dual sport adventure motorcycle gatherings in Southern Arizona.

    This year we're joining forces to offer the best gathering ever!

    February 24-26, 2017
    (
    fri-sat-sun)

    www.dualsportdesertdaze.com

    As always, we're a
    FREE EVENT organized by Inmates for Inmates but do please register at the above website so we can be sure there's enough BACON!!

    Here's the plan:

    LOCATION: Andy's Arivaca Outback - 18180 Arivaca/Sasabe Road
    - 2 miles west of Arivaca at mile marker 10

    CAMPING: FREE tenting and RV parking (no hook-ups) on first-come, first-serve basis

    OTHER LODGING: The Arivaca Outback is primarily geared towards camping (hey, it's an adventure, right?). There's a small inn 30 miles east of Arivaca in Amado or there are hotels in Tucson or Nogales.

    Friday Morning - meet at Gadsden Coffee shop in Arivaca for dutch-treat breakfast then, go ride!
    Friday Evening - meet at La Gitana Cantina in Arivaca for dutch-treat dinner


    Saturday Morning - meet at Gadsden Coffee shop in Arivaca for dutch-treat breakfast - go ride!
    Saturday Night - BBQ at Andy's place ($20 donation to help cover food costs)

    Sunday Morning - Breakfast at Andy's place ($20 donation to help cover food costs) - go ride!
    Sunday Night - dutch-treat dinner TBA

    Monday - head home, ride safe

    Definitely check out the website (www.dualsportdesertdaze.com) for more info and to please register (so we can buy BACON!)
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  2. crjdirt

    crjdirt Been here awhile

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    I'm a "definite maybe", hoping to be there! I'll register as soon as I'm a "definite". (Grand Junction, CO wr250r)
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  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    subscribed...
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  4. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Welcome crjdirt & browneye. Hope to see you both in February! :clap
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  5. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    i'll pencil this on my calendar.

    browneye is aboard, and will see if i can drag some of the guys.
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  6. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Welcome aboard NSFW, looking forward to seeing you in February!
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  7. nwemerys

    nwemerys Been here awhile

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    I missed this last year, but I have it on my calendar this time. I'm looking forward to it.
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  8. dirtydoug

    dirtydoug Been here awhile

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    very interesting....
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  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    I'll be coming out of Baja about this time frame------so don't be surprised if I show up.
    If I"m not too worn out !!!!
    I've ridden in that area a lot--------but love it.
    One of my favorite rides in that area was the Aravaipa Canyon

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    Finally making it to the Cliff Dwelling

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    And the old town of Klondike was a hoot.
    I was told they were shutting down this old store soon.

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  10. Jeff brown

    Jeff brown Adventurer

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    Im in

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  11. AZ Desert Dog

    AZ Desert Dog To Ornery To Quit

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    I might be working in Southern AZ. I'll put it on the calendar. Looks like fun! Just need yo figure out which bike to take.

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  12. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm............how 'bout that a couple old IL. boys (and one IL. girl) may be there. We'll actually be at the Tucson KOA those days so maybe we'll join in.
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  13. StillCrazy

    StillCrazy Xl175, C70, '53 Matchless G80 thumper

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    I'm in. Looking forward to the ride!
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  14. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    Two more are in. Coming down from SW Colorado. I've been wanting to explore the back country down there for a long time!

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  15. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    I'm also one of those "definite maybe" types.

    Had a great time last year (see my RR) and will do my best to get out there again next month.
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  16. timeOday

    timeOday Long timer

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    I was scoping out some of the trails on your webpage and it lists Gunsight Pass, but is it locked up?

    http://tucson.com/news/science/envi...cle_a27fc839-9d66-5c16-8f5a-db1031085c8e.html

    "The company closed dirt roads on private land leading to Gunsight and Lopez passes on a prominent ridgeline on the Santa Ritas’ northern end — areas that have long drawn four-wheelers and hunters. The winding, rutted, rocky road leading to Gunsight from Sahuarita was particularly popular."
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  17. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    You know, I haven't been down there in 2016 but a quick Google search pulls up a couple of sites from the end of 2015 saying it's closed. I know the mine got denied a major permit by the Army Corps of Engineers and is kind of at a stand-still but don't know if they still have the roads gated.
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  18. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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    Subscribed...I rode down that way during Overland Expo 2010 and would love to see more!
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  19. unit3890

    unit3890 Been here awhile

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    I'll come down if a couple guys don't mind sheltering me and feeding me and the bike :lol2
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  20. mkitchen

    mkitchen Been here awhile

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    Signed up and looking forward to it.
    Mikey
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