Phoenix Meets Tucson v.3

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by HoosierTrailmaster, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    UPDATE because of the cold front we will be backing the KSU time until 10AM


    DATE: January 12-13, 2013
    PLACE: Warm and cheerful (and liberal) Tucson
    SAT RIDE: Charouleau Gap
    SUNDAY RIDE: Aravaca Desert Ride

    3 years running. Although it says Phoenix...ANYONE is welcome. Charouleau is challenging but not brutal. It will be more challenging than last year as we had quite a bit of rain this Summer which made some areas more rocky and rutted.

    Sunday ride is a new one for almost everyone. Not as tough as Charouleau, it is longer and ads coffee at the Gadsden Coffee shop in Aravaca. Some of this gives you an opportunity for true high speed desert stuff (read Baja type). We do go close to the border so if you have border insecurities this isn't the ride for you. This one is even possible for larger bikes with skilled rider.

    Let's say 9am Saturday and probably 8am on Sunday (with it being a longer ride). As always, the participants add as much as the ride itself, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

    Chime in if you plan to attend. If there is enough interest in staying in Tucson Saturday night, I will make arrangements for a place for us to have dinner.
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  2. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    BUMMER, that's my Saturday to work. Will have to see if I can switch Saturdays. If I can, I'm in.

    I'm assuming the date is a typo and you meant 1/13/13?
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  3. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    will confirm later, but as of now, i'm in! thanks for hosting again, allyn, it's always a great time.
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  4. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    No, it is a two day affair January 12 and 13.
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  5. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Doh, you're right. I should learn to read someday. :shog
    I'm working on getting that Sat off. I should be a go.
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  6. 4play

    4play Next?

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    In
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  7. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Can't miss the Gap ride. It's a blast. I'm scheduled to work, but I'll see if I can get it off.

    I'm bringing a wetsuit in case I go submarine again!:D

    Thanks for putting this together again Allyn. Its one of the best rides of the year.:clap
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  8. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I'm In! For the Gap ride that is. :clap

    Allyn, thanks for getting this together again, always a good time. I'll have the camera ready for the water crossing. :eek1
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  9. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    IN!!:clap

    I am finally home from the great state of Texas, and haven't rode in 8 weeks!

    Thanks HTM for hosting again this year.
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  10. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Can you provide a route description for the Sunday ride?
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  11. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Crap, just realized that Supercross is on the 12th not the 5th. Already have tickets so looks like I am out.:waysad
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  12. 4play

    4play Next?

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    some people ride, some people watch ;)
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  13. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Every year it happens....Jessh...of course Megan rode, went to the SC then came back and rode Sunday...just saying.
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  14. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    She did do that a couple of years ago, didn't she? Dedication!
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  15. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    I'll be IN, if work allows. I'll know that in a couple of days.

    I'm warnin' Don ahead of time......my new old 2T spins around on a dime so I may do a few brodie maneuvers just because so don't lay down behind me.
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  16. seabee1

    seabee1 we build, we fight

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    :smooch
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  17. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    Lucky for me, I can do both. Does that make me ambidextrous?:D
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  18. strappyman

    strappyman Been here awhile

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    We usually make a day of it. I like to watch practice, drink beer and hang out. It's an annual thing and a couple people I only see a few times a year.

    Maybe for Sunday, I don't want to miss it completely. There WILL be riding on Sunday, just a matter of where. I don't want to ditch my homies if they don't want to travel. If I can get all to agree, there may be as many as 4 of us.
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  19. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

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    Going to put this on the calendar and try and make it for Saturday's ride.
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  20. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    You won't be sorry UTE...it is a great ride.
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