Tucson Area Rides Thread

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Becktastic, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Becktastic

    Becktastic Bonzai Becky

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    ONLY POST RIDES!

    Use the Tucson Area Bulletin Board to sort out logistics and once the date, time and meeting place are confirmed, then post your ride here!

    Please post in the following format:

    Ride Name:
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    Notes: (ex: General route, big bike friendly; noob friendly; fast paced...)
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  2. rpage11

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    Only if you ride with Allyn
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  3. OlCoot

    OlCoot I may have to grow older

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    Let me give it a try.

    Ride Name: Ruby Road Ride
    Date: 2/7/10
    Meeting time: 0700 Stands up at 0730
    Meeting location: I19 & Continental (South side of Green Valley)
    Estimated Length of Ride: 3 hours guesstimate
    Difficulty: Depends on what the rains have done to it. Should be an easy to moderate difficulty. There is a side loop near the halfway point out Warsaw Canyon and back California gulch that should be a bit more difficult.
    Notes: (ex: General route, big bike friendly; noob friendly; fast paced...)

    Out to Arivaca south on Ruby road and up into the mountains. Either end up on I-19 just north of Nogales or we can turn around and come back the same way. The area is incredibly green right now. Potential for a couple of smaller water crossings. A couple of washouts along Ruby. There is probably some standing water in Calif Gulch.

    Big bike friendly with a large Border Patrol presence to keep the bad guys away.

    Any interest or better knowledge of the road conditions?
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  4. Matt Sterbator

    Matt Sterbator douchen00b

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    What's the date?

    Feb 7, 2010 ?
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  5. OlCoot

    OlCoot I may have to grow older

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    woops was supposed to be this saturday 8/7/10. I got the day and year right. Isn't there a song about 2 out of three ain't bad?
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  6. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ride Name: Reddington/Chiva Falls Single Track
    Date: 8/7/10
    Meeting time: 07:15
    Meeting location: Horse corals off Reddington Road (approx. mile marker 7)
    Estimated Length of Ride: 3-4 hours guesstimate
    Difficulty: This is 450cc and smaller territory. Moderately difficult single track turning to jeep/quad trails back to Chiva then loop back to staging area has some steep loose climbs and some stair steps.
    Notes: experienced riders with some off-road skills who want to keep moving
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  7. rpage11

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    Changed to 8 due to weather. See you all there. Skip
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  8. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT

    Ride Name: Charlou Gap
    Date: 8/15/10
    Meeting time: Stands up at 8:30AM
    Meeting location: Staging area off N. Lago Del Oro Pkwy
    Estimated Length of Ride: 4 hours
    Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
    Notes: We will ride at the pace dictated by the group. Once over to Oracle one can decide to slab back 77 or back over the gap. Directions to staging area, North on Oracle Road to Catalina, turn right on E Golder Ranch Road to N. Lago Del Oro Pkwy. Turn Left on NLDOP and go about 2 1/2 miles. Staging area is on the right side of the road.
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  9. yzfcathy

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    Ride Name: Ryan Field Ride
    Date: Today, Now, Aug 14th
    Meeting time: 9am ish
    Meeting location: Ryan Field Restaurant
    Estimated Length of Ride: However long it takes to eat
    Difficulty: Easy Peasy
    Notes: No Doggie Bags (Meg don't eat that people food eh!)
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  10. Becktastic

    Becktastic Bonzai Becky

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    Ride Name: box/fish canyon
    Date: Sunday 08/15/10
    Meeting time: 7:30am
    Meeting location: the roadrunner
    Estimated Length of Ride: done around noon
    Difficulty: easy, big bike and noob friendly
    Notes: we'll be taking it slow, I haven't ridden dirt in a while and may be rusty! :p
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  11. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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  12. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    Hey Kids, I might take a ride up to mt lemon on sat 8/21/10 on the pavement in the morning. My rehab is coming along and i'm jonesing for a little seat time, i will just blast up to the cabin, and come back down.Ride On Phil
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  13. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    Anyone riding this weekend? (if it's not too hot or raining?)
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  14. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    Hey Kids, We will be ridding up to Mt Lemmon on saturday morning on the pavement, Kevin on the DRZ, and Nigel on the new VStrom will be joinning me on the X, we will meet @ the McDonalds on the corner of tanque verde rd & catilina hwy @ 8:30. We will ride up to the top explore some of the camping trails grab a bite to eat and then roll back down. I would think we would be back to the starting point @ noon. Ride On Phil
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  15. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ride Name: Redington Road/Chiva area
    Date: Sunday 08/22/10
    Meeting time: 8:30AM (breakfast then ride)
    Meeting location: Frank's Diner on Pima
    Estimated Length of Ride: ? (depends on heat)
    Difficulty: mid-easy, big bike (this might be an overstatement, but you can always go back) and noob friendly, no broken bones tour
    Notes: Stock up on greasy spoon and then head to the land of guns and 4-wheelers (by-passing both). We will get in the dirt but nothing too tough (unlessen y'all want to). I am going to ride the new to me 640 Adventure just to test how adventurous it wants to be. Might go down to Castle Rock, who knows.
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  16. KIC

    KIC Proud Army Dad

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    Good luck on the new bike. :lurk
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  17. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Bill....quit ruining our "ride only's" thread. :huh
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  18. KIC

    KIC Proud Army Dad

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    Oops...my bad. Sorry. :dunno

    I rode one of the TW's today over to my dad's to pick up my KLR.

    There.. I talked about a ride today.
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  19. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    Sheesh, go to the TARR!
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  20. OlCoot

    OlCoot I may have to grow older

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    The heat is getting to me and I've saved up enough vacation to take some time off so it is time to ride to some cool country and camp.

    Ride Name: White Mountains Ride and Camp
    Date: Starting 9/2 through 9/12
    Meeting time: When you get there
    Meeting location: KP Cienega (State route 191 just south of Hannigans Meadow)
    Difficulty: You can make it what you wish
    Notes: From Tucson it is just about equal distance from the south approach through Safford/Morenci or the north approach through Globe. About 5 hours either way. If you have taken 191 you have passed about 1 mile from the camp. KP Cienega is a small campsite of about 6 spots. Vault toilet. Incredible view. Lots of wood in the area had plenty of cut up logs and downed trees nearby. Small stream nearby with a great hike in the area to some waterfalls if your legs are up to it. Plenty of forest roads to explore. Running water available at Hannigan Campsite about 3 miles away. Showers reportedly available at Hannigan Meadow.

    I may move down slope to another campsite that I've heard about called Blue. Reportedly sits at a lower elevation next to the Blue river. 28 mile dirt road access if I recall.

    Here are some weather info sites. Zoom in and click on the satellite for a view of the area.

    KP Cienega:
    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...wc&smap=1&marine=0&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text

    Blue:
    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClic...58&site=twc&smap=1&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text
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