March 8-11, 2012 - Dual Sport Desert Daze

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by ravenranger, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    The nearest Walmart / Safeway will be in Benson, about 17 miles away down I-10. There are a few back routes you can take from Dragoon if you wanted something interesting to do on the bike and want to avoid I-10.
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  2. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    There is a hotdog cookout Thursday night (and usually Friday night, too), just drop a few bucks in the kitty.

    There's the ranch Saloon for steaks on Saturday night and breakfast everyday is included in camping.

    :clap
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  3. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    So, is the ranch saloon open for dinner other nights? :confused Otherwise, any recommended places for dinner in Benson? :freaky
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  4. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    G&F Pizza has the best pizza in town. There's your typical fast food places and then a few good local joints as well.

    The Horseshoe Cafe and Reb's Cafe aren't bad at all.

    There's a Chinese place behind Wendy's that actually has some real good food.
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  5. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    Yes, the ranch saloon is open.
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  6. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    What about:joseMexican restaurants in Benson?
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  7. DesertDuster

    DesertDuster Old Pueblo Rider

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    What time will the rides begin? I am thinking on riding or maybe driving there from Tucson in the morning instead of staying overnight.
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  8. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Several of them, Magalys, Nicos,and one I don't know the name of. Most of the cafes mentioned serve Mexican plates also.
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  9. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    I did a recon ride for DSDD today. I like ranch gates done with style.
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    I topped a hill and the views of the mountain ranges was fantastic!
    Starting due south, the northern Dragoons.
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    Southwest, the Little Dragoons with Mae west peaks.
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    West, the Rincons.
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    Northwest, the Santa Catalinas, with the Jhonny Lyon Hills in the foreground.
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    North, the Galiuros.
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    North, the Winchesters.
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    Northeast, the Pinalenos.
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    East, the Dos Cabezas.
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    Southeast the mighty Chiricahuas.
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    All of these ranges can be accessed from the TT Ranch, and all have good dualsport routes.

    With less than a week to go, I will be posting the rides I am leading in a few days.:freaky










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  10. ravenranger

    ravenranger rave

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    After breakfast :lol3

    Hot breakfast is included with the camping so, figure folks will probably be "stands up" and rolling around 9.
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  11. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Looking forward to this, I will be there Friday after work.

    This is gonna be so much fun!:clap:clap:clap
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  12. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Looks like Hajime and I will be leaving Las Vegas around 8am Friday, so arriving something like 5pm. We will probably be heading out Saturday and Sunday on our own rides, but definitely looking forward to meeting some of you mongrels! :beer
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  13. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Skip & I are coming. We want to ride in this afternoon and maybe do the full moon ride tonight, riding home afterwards. We will camp on Sat.

    Today it will be our bigger bikes (F8 and GS12). we're going to see if Allyn can haul one of our dirt bikes down for Saturday riding. If not we'll stick with the monsters and stay out of sand washes.

    Is there an IN list?

    Looking forward to this, thnks Raven.
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  14. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    Bummer, looks like I'm out. Too much stuff I NEED to do.
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  15. booger1

    booger1 Long timer

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    I may be in for this one, Saturday and Sunday only.
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  16. DesertDuster

    DesertDuster Old Pueblo Rider

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    Here is a link to today's ride to Aravaipa Canyon.

    Photos
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  17. cms81586

    cms81586 Been here awhile

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    What time will the group rides be heading out tomorrow (Saturday) morning?
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  18. wrongturn

    wrongturn Directionally challanged

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    Today most everyone left around 9:00
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  19. DesertDuster

    DesertDuster Old Pueblo Rider

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    Here are some photos from Friday's ride along the Dragoon mountains. Photos
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  20. jsonder

    jsonder Tired Old Fart

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    You are having wonderful weather! I sure wish that my arm wasn't in a sling. :cry
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