Escaping the AZ Summer Malaise

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by HoosierTrailmaster, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    This will be a short post. After being in Tucson 3 years, I have discovered a terrible malaise sets in after your 30th day of the year of temps over 100 degrees. However, there are escapes and they are only about an hour away. I headed off at 6am yesterday morning and it was already 89 degrees in Tucson. Mt. Lemmon offers a tremendous view, 30 degree cooler temps, not to mention WORLD CLASS twisties.

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  2. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Nice getaway HTM!

    We have been riding the Bradshaws but they are not much cooler.

    Hope to ride with you soon.
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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Aren't you selling that bike??
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  4. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ya, but not many bites at this point. Such an awesome all-purpose bike too. The Kalifornia guys put too much bad mojo with their negativity about getting it plated in the Land of Oz. Oh well...as FastPhil says..."Ride On".
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  5. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Yeah, that's a sweet setup for long range dual sport riding!!
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  6. rizzo1968

    rizzo1968 Adventurer

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    Just wondering what brand is your headlight? Was the install easy? Thanks?
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  7. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    It is a Trail Tech. They come in 2 flavors, HID and Halogen. That is a Halogen and it super easy to put on and take off. Uses pipe bands to hold to the fork legs.
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