Tucson Area Bulletin Board:

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    A little late for riding today but I'll be staying North of Tucson until
    the end of April and would like to get together for some DS riding with
    some of you guys with local knowledge.
    I'll be riding most days so get in touch.

    PM me or 2087206798

    Twist it, Max
  2. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    Max: I didn't ride as the "75F Sunny 0% chance of rain" was not entirely correct .....

    I can ride any day until April so I'll be in touch.

    Bob
  3. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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  4. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Great, nice pics.

    I got out also for a ride in the Tortolita's.
    Found a couple of double tracks through to the West but got turned
    back by gates.
    Really good sand wash riding and some power line speed work.

    I was glad I took the 690 KTM. My 990 would have been a lot of work
    out in the sand.

    This week I'm planning on doing the Mammoth to Klondike ride and the
    Charoleau Gap.

    I'm trying to ride as many of the routes on Dual Sport Maps site,
    in this area as I can in the next few months.

    I'm always up for long dirt rides on the 990 or on the 690 in the more tech stuff.

    Twist it, Max
  5. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    Just back from a solo, two up ride through Baja with my wife. 1700 miles, no mass shootings. Baja is safer now than it has been in a decade, not that it was dangerous then, all things being equal. I have also soloed with my wife several times to Creel/Batopilas using a lot of lesser traveled roads, no problems. I have been traveling in Mexico for 50 + years, own a home just south of Puerto Penasco, so I might be biased or ignorant but I can only speak from my actual experiences in Mexico. Like any place on the planet, there are some comon sense guidelines to follow. If you are in the Anchorage area, you should try to get in touch with Vinney aka Crashmaster. :freaky

  6. alaskasail

    alaskasail Never Owned a Harley

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    Is there still as get-together at the Red Garter on Thursdays? Can someone give me the particulars?
  7. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Red Garter is 1st & 3rd Thursdays, and sometimes the 5th. 6:30pm~ish.

    Very informal, show up when ever, eat/drink/shoot the breeze.
  8. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    MaxVert.....Have you tried FR143 from East of Amado over to Patagonia? Take the 690. It's a good one if you have not been on it.
  9. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Hey Max, would love to see some pictures of you doing Rug Road (Mammoth to Klondike) on a 690...a few beers to you if you can provide that.
  10. Flashman1

    Flashman1 Long timer

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    Didn't Mntdawg just do it on his DR650 - alone?
  11. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    I am thinking about doing that 143 on Saturday leaving from Tubac around 10:30ish than go south on 58 or something like that
  12. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Thanks for that, sounds fun I'll try it.
    I rode the 690 on Charouleau gap ride from the Catalina side the other day.
    The wet rocky riding through the steam beds was a hand full and there
    were a couple of climbs with difficult technical sections that took some effort.
    Was wishing I was on the 300 a couple of times.
    But beautiful canyon country with a remote feel for so close in.

    I'm waiting for a Garmin Montana to show up, so I can get the many
    tracks from dualsportmaps.com loaded up and get after it.
    Well I guess I need to ride over to Klondike.

    Fr. 143 good thanks for that !

    Hey Griz, want some company, what bike you riding ?

    Twist it, Max
  13. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    Sounds good, I should be on my XR650L
  14. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Are you guys meeting in Tubac at 10:30?
  15. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    Tubac, or Arivaca Junction on 19 around 11:00ish, is what i'm thinking
  16. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    We just did 143 (Bullsprings Rd) 2 weeks ago, but did Flux Canyon next. I think 58 is just paved/dirt road.

    I may be interested in joining you and Arivaca Junction would be better as I'm riding from Tucson.

    Bob
  17. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    11 am Arivaca junction east side of 19.

    I'm riding down from Catalina, KTM 690, Blue jacket, Silver Helmet.
    Any suggestions for a loop back ?
    Any place for breakfast along the way to the meet up ?

    Max
  18. BobM

    BobM DualSport

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    11am at Arivaca Junction works for me.

    We could ride up east side of Santa Ritas and head over Gunsight Pass?

    Breakfast? How about the "famous" Cow Place at the west side of Arivaca Junction and I-19 at 10am?

    Bob
    DR650SE
  19. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    See ya there
  20. MAXVERT

    MAXVERT OG on da OC

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    Good.
    I should be able to get there by 9 if not order up.
    Gunsight Pass will work, I just drove it with the SO
    in my 4runner last week, It will be more fun on a
    moto.

    Twist it, Max