Tucson Area Bulletin Board:

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

  1. timejinx

    timejinx n00b

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    basically down town
  2. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    How would you rate the difficulty?
  3. Armyguy

    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the group. Lots of incredible riders here...I strive to be, but am not one of them....yet. ;) Lots of fun dirt up off the back side of Mt. Lemmon and over/around Reddington pass. Forest roads and some single track.
  4. Armyguy

    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    I'd say it was a bit tougher than the back side of Mt Lemmon....but not much. I'm still a newb at this whole dirt thing but really am liking it.
  5. Everett49

    Everett49 Adventurer

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    I have lived here for about 6 months and love it here!! But, I do not like the backside of Mt. Lemmon. Way to many 4 wheelers and side by sides and Jeeps,etc. for my liking. It was pretty and fun as it goes, but just too many rigs running up and down to make it really fun. I liked the ride over Reddington and up to about the last 6 miles of Mt. Lemmon, however. I did not see too many rigs and enjoyed the scenery very much. Looking forward to South of Tucson, Ruby Rd and around Arivaca.
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  6. Everett49

    Everett49 Adventurer

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    By the way, thank you Armyguy for the tracks east of I19. Looks like fun. I have done the AZBDR close to that area, but not exactly where you were. Looking forward to it though!
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  7. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    I've been to every state in the country and 17 countries overseas and been riding 45 years. If you like slab, dirt, and motorcycles, I can't think of any other single location that checks those boxes for two wheels any better, especially if you like hundreds, if not thousands of miles of dirt trails where on many you can ride all day and not see another human. Reddington and lemon are popular, but neither give the remoteness beauty the desert has to offer imo.


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  8. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    Welcome to the new Tucson area riders. Rides pop up here and there's local dirt clubs like TRS that do organized rides all the time. Cheers.


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  9. Armyguy

    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    You're welcome.

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  10. Everett49

    Everett49 Adventurer

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    There is certainly lots of roads to explore, and I will slowly hit all I can. I can't think of a better place to live and ride--so much diversity of terrain and geography within a days ride. And....the weather cannot be beat, in my humble opinion.
  11. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Long timer

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    I love living downtown...now. Lots of good restaurants, breweries, tasting rooms...stuff to do, all walkable. We've hit the tipping point, and it will only get better.

    Welcome!
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  12. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    Where do you get better riding, Southern Arizona or Northern Utah? I know the riding is totally different. I’m just thinking about accessibility and variety.
  13. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    I lived in Syracuse UT up above SL (outside Ogden) and AZ seems much more "open" to me. Both can get desolate. To be truthful, I like Moab better than up north, but that's just me.


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  14. Low Down

    Low Down ADV Misfit

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    Which location will your wife not regret living at?
  15. MotorcycleWriter

    MotorcycleWriter Long timer

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    We both like both locations. Been to both. Enjoyed both. Like the smaller college town feel of Logan. Like the eclectic, desert feel of Tucson. Like the warm dry air in Tucson. Like the four seasons in Logan. Like the shorter commutes in Logan. Like the brewpubs and downtown in Tucson. Like the proximity to Teton and Yellowstone in Logan. Like the proximity to Grand Canyon and Southern California in Tucson. Tucson will have a long commute. Logan has an LDS church on every corner and we’re not LDS. The work in Logan is better but the money is just okay. The work in Tucson is less exciting but the money is A LOT better. My wife totally rocks and is good with either.
  16. jsonder

    jsonder Tired Old Fart

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    I've been selfish and always pushed for the more interesting job, claiming that that kept me from becoming grouchy. We didn't leave Montana until I had been retired 5 years and was starting to get chilled when stopping for lunch when cross country skiing by myself. I found myself skiing less and decided it was time for my wife to retire and we'd move someplace warm.
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  17. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Long timer

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    Since we're talking Tucson, 4th Ave street fair begins tomorrow, btw...
  18. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I've been here 30 years and the warm temps are getting a little old. Too good of a job for the wife and I to leave now though.



    Warmest year on record countdown for Tucson


    The warmest years on record in Tucson, Arizona occurred recently in 2014 and 2016 when the average yearly temperature was 72.1°. This webpage will track, updated on a daily basis through the end of the year, how the yearly average temperatures for 2016 and 2017 change as the end of the calendar nears.

    Current Average Yearly Temperatures through
    Dec 6
    2016
    2017
    73.6°
    74.5°

    2014 & 2016 are currently the warmest years on record for Tucson Arizona with an average yearly temperature of
    If you take into account the current 7-day temperature forecast plus the daily normals through the end of the year, 2017 is estimated to end at
    72.1°
    73.0°

    Historical Evolution for the warmest years on record for Tucson Arizona
    67.4° in 1895
    67.8° in 1900
    68.7° in 1910
    69.0° in 1934
    70.2° in 1943
    70.6° in 1954
    71.4° in 1989
    72.1° in 2014
    72.1°
    in 2016
    Warmest years on record for Tucson Arizona
    1T) 72.1°
    in 2014 & 2016
    3) 71.5° in 2015
    4) 71.4° in 1989
    5) 71.3° in 2012
    6) 71.1° in 2009
    7) 70.9° in 1994
    8) 70.8° in 2013
    9) 70.7° in 2005
    10T) 70.6° in 1954 & 2003
  19. MaddBaggins

    MaddBaggins Having a beer

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    I’ve lived here since 81 and the summers are starting to wear me down but I still love this place. My job is awesome and I love living on the east side. I live only a handful of miles from where I grew up. I’m comfortable there.
    Barring ever winning the lottery, I’ll probably never leave Tucson.
  20. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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