Ride the Rug III October 13,2012

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by HoosierTrailmaster, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Big-E asked for it...he gets it. Ride the Rug V.3. This is a tough sombich with steep descents and climbs. Rocky with steps and baby heads. Ask me why? Because it is beautiful and tests your mettle. This is an out and back with no gas or water. Probably no more than 60 miles but it usually is an all day affair. If you get to the other side (Klondyke) and you feel you won't make the ride back you can ride to Wilcox or Globe and make it a 180 mile round trip. Be prepared with water, tools, lunch and a well maintained bike.

    I will post deeper details shortly, just wanted to get it on people's calendars. The ride starts and finishes in Mammoth, AZ which is off State Route 77.

    Note: I have heard people say they did this on a KLR 650 and would be pleased to buy dinner for ANYONE who completes this on such a bike.

    RIDE: RUG ROAD OUT OF MAMMOTH, AZ
    DATE: November 11, 2012
    DIFFICULTY: Got to give this one 4 out of 5. Rocky, steep, no water, no gas. Absolutely worth it from a scenic and challenge standpoint. NO BIG BIKES.
    LOCATION: MAMMOTH, AZ, SR 77 Approximately 45 miles from Tucson and 90 miles from Phoenix
    STAGING AREA: Lions Club gun range on Copper Creek Road. Once into Mammoth take Main Street to the river, go East over the river which runs into River Road. Copper Creek Road is just across the road. Go approximately 1/4 mile to the gun range.
    TIMES: Kickstands up at 9AM.

    PM me is you need any other info.

    Here is a small (and I mean small) of the type trail this is. It really is a great ride.

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  2. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    This would be a great warm-up for the Moon ride.
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  3. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    I'm in.

    HTM, would the red or pumpkin bike be better for this adventure?
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  4. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I'm in too. Terry you could easily do it on either machine.
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  5. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Hmmmm...I would go Red...you can do it on either bike but you won't feel as bad about it getting beat up as you would the Pumpkin.
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  6. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Red it is!

    60 miles total. So, gas is not an issue, or do you burn lots of fuel and safer to carry extra?

    Thx T
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  7. 4play

    4play Next?

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    My only trip, HTM and I both paid the price for having well worn rear knobbies. A good tire is a must.
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  8. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Buddy, it gets easier each time you do it. I bet it will be a go smoothly.
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  9. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    You will be fine on gas.
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  10. ApexJeff

    ApexJeff Been here awhile

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    Kinda new to Tucson riding, so if there are any rides scheduled let me know? I ride a R1200 GS Adventure and enjoy some gravel. I own a KLR 650 but it currently is in Costa Rica waiting till next Jan to ride to South America.

    Riding the Rug should be fun but realize its not for my moto.. Anyone have any pictures of the ride?
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  11. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    You picked a Saturday on purpose but as soon as I get back home I am going to try to schedule that off and make this ride. :clap

    Slowred I will have the little 250 with the big tank so I can cover anyone who may need a little extra gas but from the last trip we did it was only 50 miles over and back if we do lunch at the ruins again.

    HTM thanks for the early post on the date..:clap
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  12. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Drew, I picked Saturday cause I need Sunday to recover :rofl. Sounds like it will be a nice crew.
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  13. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Hey, HEY, All I sid, " Take HIM on the Rug" Rut-Ro.. My palms are all ready sweating!! I hate this ride! (in a good way):deal

    Yea, I am glutten for punishment, I am IN!!:clap

    I got sometin' for you this time Mr. Rug Road!! A new Husaberg!!

    Heed HTM's warning people, this IS tough ride. For me anyway. Last time, there was NO way I could go back over the mountain!

    See you all soon!!

    Thanks for hosting this again Hoos-your-Daddy!!:lol3
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  14. refokus

    refokus Hmmmmmm

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    I might be in for this.....need to get the magic button fixed, dead battery. Had to kick several times today, It sucked :lol3
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  15. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Looks good. It is to early to tell if I will be there for it but, here are some pictures and videos to tide you over.
    I am posting the links so as to not clutter up the thread.:freaky

    http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r43/ybracing/02-26-12 Rug Road/

    http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r43/ybracing/05-21-11 Rug Road Ride/
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  16. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Oh, that second link was from the Rug Ride known as... "RUG ROAD TO HELL". That one SUCKED.
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  17. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Yeah, brings back wonderful memories. Maybe it's time to make some more! :eek1
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  18. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I felt so bad, HTM was parked upside down in this huge washout with his bike on top of him. I was so pooped I had to ask you to help him
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  19. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    That's why they call it adventure riding. :wink:
    If you aren't beat by the end of the ride then you did not ride hard enough! :puke1
    It would have been a different ride without the 100+ temperature. :freaky
    I hope to be back in time for this ride. :clap
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  20. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Details posted on first post!
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