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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by claycraig, Dec 17, 2009.
Be prepared to spend the night
if we're going overnight then lets go to Banamichi, MX. I know a great hotel that is for motorcyclists there.
I guess I will let that fly even though YOU'RE A COP!..
Crap, I guess I will have to drink 2L of Sprite so I have another one.
That sounds good sometime.
I saw your gas can. I think I might have one of those laying around that you can have.
Sorry for the MEGA URL but what about this route?
Gives us plenty of dirt road, a small amount of not too technical and some decent paved crap. Each kind of rider can get their jollies on their particular kind of ride and vice versa.
Under 300 miles.
Besides, the bootheel of NM is beautiful.
We could stay in the Chiricahuas overnight. Just pack your camping gear. Anyone want to? If not, you could just continue on and some of us could stay up there for a night. There is tons of firewood up there right now. Grab some MRE's and just rough it and freeze your butt off. If anyone is in to it, I'll do it.
This looks like a great ride for next weekend (2-3 Jan). There was some interest in a mostly paved ride that weekend. I am willing to camp on that weekend too if anyone else is interested.
I would rather do the original route this weekend though. We can break off the group in Tombstone if others want to take another route. The more the merrier.
I would love to camp in the chiri mountains... never camped there!!!
Sand or rough road and I won't ride it, but gravel or pavement and I'm there ! I too would prefer new years weekend......? thoughts?
Oh man camping in the mountains in the freezing weather sounds wonderful, I love that kind of stuff, but not the Saturday after Christmas, I want to spend that time with my family. Next weekend however, that sounds like a blast, and there will be some new snow to play in after this storm that is coming through.
The Chiris gonna be open or do they close the road(s)?
The New Year's ride sounds good then. Does everyone like the route? How many campers? Does anyone have info on whether they close the road to onion saddle (Rustler State Park) or not in the winter?
So this Saturday is the off road ride? Who's going? What is the final route?
The camping sounds good for new years weekend. I like the proposed route by Gulpy Gulch.
This weekends route is.....................
Charleston road toward tombstone,
left onto powerline maintenance road just after the San Pedro
Dirt trail into tombstone to the Sheffield Memorial
Break in Tombstone for fuel or whatever the group wants
Ride toward Gleeson Rd and take the gas pipline maintenance dirt road before Gleeson to Davis road
Pavement back to Sierra Vista (unless we find another to venture off on)
None of the route is too radical, hilly, or rocky as I recall.
Riders so far......myself, AZtwin, lightfighter, gulpy gulch, and maybe more....
Meet at Gas City on Fry 0930 Sat, 26 december, depart 10 a.m.
LAST MINUTE JOINS WELCOME!!
Sounds good for this Saturday and New years day.
Bret, are you working this Wed/Thursday?
Oh, I thought it was going to be on new year's weekend?
Hey, it's snowing !
I'm only off on the prescribed christian holidays included in my benefits package at work.
cool... ive ridden the west half of the san pedro to sheffield and driven the east half in the tacoma... it will be entertaining with out being hard is the best description. what i have not done is actually connected the two... so hopefully you actually know the way? there are oppurtunities to become sidetracked out there. btw... mark will no doubt be on supermoto wheels if he can make it, and thus embarrass all of us.
Weather . com says "feels like 16 degrees"
Still riding to work though in about 10 minutes.
look at the bright side... if you crash, you really wont need to ice your injuries...
Sooo...I can't make the dirt ride this weekend, but I have the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd off. Are you guys serious about the camping ride? I'm guessing Onion Saddle will be snowed in or closed, but we can call the Ranger Station and find out for sure. I have cold weather camping gear and we can build a huge fire and drink booze to stay warm (no spooning though). Alternate camping destinations anyone?
If not, I plan on doing a harder, faster and more technical dirt(knobblies required) ride on Sunday(the 3rd) over near Gardiner Canyon/Cienegas.
Actually, a mellow overnighter Friday/Saturday followed by more dirt on Sunday sounds like the perfect weekend!