1. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Lancaster, Ca
    Anyone know be able to tell me how ice and such is right now in Prescott?? Im heading down this weekend to visit a friend and Im wanting to ride down. As shes not a rider, I cant quite get her to understand when I ask her if snow is sticking to the ground and if they have any ice during the day.

    Never having been to Prescott though, and really would like to survive the trip :lol3, hows 89 during the winter?? Theyve got "slight chance of snow showers" a couple of days this weekend. Ive ridden in snow before, I just dont like riding on ice.

    Ill be riding my Dakar with TKC's on it.

    Thanks.
    #1
  2. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,892
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    I live & ride here & just a somewhat educated quess, I would not want to ride any forest rds. now unless on a mountain bike. Heading south would be the only option for me. Just my 2 cents. Also coming from Lancaster I would come over on the 10 & avoid the 40 if possible.
    #2
  3. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Lancaster, Ca
    Thanks for the reply. Actually what i was wondering about are the paved roads, highway, getting into Prescott Valley. Never been there so I dont know what to be expecting with the slight chance of snow you guys have this weekend. This particular trip is going to be just a visiting trip, no offroading planned at all. The only reason for TKC's is that I hate changing tires, so what goes on stays on until theyre shot.

    Any particular reason for taking 10 instead of 40??

    Thanks.
    #3
  4. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,618
    Location:
    left of center AZ.
    The paved roads are fine unless it just snowed. The main roads get plowed and it wasn't cold enough for it to stick around this time. I think the reason for I 10 instead of 40 was snow/ice and out of control 18 wheelers.
    #4
  5. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    895
    Location:
    Lancaster, Ca
    Thanks. When I asked me friend about that, she makes it sound like the roads are solid snow and ice from November till March. Of course, to her, anything under 60deg is too cold to safely ride a motorcycle.
    #5
  6. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,892
    Location:
    Prescott AZ
    As Bob said the paved roads getting here should be fine, but I would for sure avoid 40 & come across the 10.
    #6