S. AZ Adventure Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by azredline, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    What kind of tires did Dillon fit you with Drew and what did you think of them? Can't tell what they are from the pictures but they seemed to do pretty well under water. I'm due for some new ones.

    The front is a TKC 80 and the rear is the Hidenau. I usually run a 739 up front and a 606 in the back. I was very happy with these on the pavement and dirt roads but they weren't quite as grippy in the rougher stuff. All in all I would say they are good at everything but not great at any one thing. Hope that makes sense...
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  2. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    That's the plan! RRs like this make me pretty envious.
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  3. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    I am in for the next one hopefully. :thumb
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  4. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    We are planning a two day trip to get in the entire route as it's not possible in one day. I will let you know when we are setting it up.:clap
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  5. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Good stuff! I want to do that section from Patagonia to Amado again. For something interesting on the way south you can go partway up Mt. Lemon and then take a turnoff that shoots south and comes out just south of San Manuel. It's longer than pounding slab, but it's more fun. Also, there's a pretty nice hotel in Sierra Vista that has a restaurant and bar inside. I can't think of the name, but they were very reasonable when we did a southern AZ trip last year. You do have to start earlier than 2 p.m. to make it to Sierra Vista via dirt in one day, though. :D
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  6. Yooper_Bob

    Yooper_Bob Long timer

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    Love Arizona...it has such a huge diversity of environments.
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  7. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    i just got a big bike cause i want to get into this type riding, so put me on the list of "may i join?"
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  8. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Awesome! :clap
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  9. ZONKR

    ZONKR Been here awhile

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    Nice report and pictures Steve. I did the Mowery Mountain Enduro in that area in the early seventies and we had to be careful not to end up in Mexico.:lol3

    Max
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  10. azredline

    azredline Wobbly Adventurer

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    The Mt. Lemon detour sounds great, there are lots of roads down that way I've never been on so there will be additional excursions. And in the future, no more starts later than 1:45pm! :D

    Hey Max, we did see lots of border patrol trucks back in there. I thought they may want to see what was in them big side bags on Reidy's bike, but they didn't bother us. Sadly, it seems the days of open course racing in AZ are all but gone, or maybe I'm just out of the loop so to speak. Was that a 100 miler back then?
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  11. ZONKR

    ZONKR Been here awhile

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    Don't remember how long it was but I was riding a Husky 400CR with a six-speed from a 125 Husky. It was the perfect bike because you could plunk along in first or go faster than you wanted to in sixth.:eek1
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