Tucson Area Rides Thread

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

  1. Friedom

    Friedom All the world's a stage.

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    Right about in the area of the East entrance to chiva?

    "...Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing - end them."
    The spear has been shaken!!
  2. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Russ has answered here already I see. There is about 7 mi of dirt road going in, then wide, rocky and occasionally steep for the next 15 miles. After that, back out on the 7 mi road.

    You can always ride in and see how it looks, turn around if you don't think you brought "the right bike that day".
  3. alaskasail

    alaskasail Never Owned a Harley

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    The "Arivaca Outback" will happen February 8th & 9th this year. Come up (4000') and ride around with us. We have two houses and 60 acres on which you can camp if you want to spend the night. My darling wife will be in San Diego at an all-you-can-eat wheat grass camp so we can stay up late and use foul language.

    The bar (La Gitana: http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-gitana-cantina-arivaca) will be open as long as we are there. Maybe they have to close at 2am.

    Basically it will be the same venue as the last three years with a BBQ for those who sign up and show up and sourdough pancakes for those who remain. If you are tied to town come up for the day.

    An old thread for more info.: http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107461

    If you want to reconnoiter, This Saturday (1st) 11:30-3:30, Heather Hardy and the Lil' Mama Band is playing. They rock:
    http://www.heatherlilmamahardy.com/

    -A
  4. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    KLR650.net won't let you in without being a registered member. Any other info available?

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  5. BIG-E

    BIG-E AKA; Mongo-E

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    Drive-by for Sourdough Pancakes!!:deal

    They are my favorite! Ike's in Wickenburg has the best that I have had so far...

    BTW, don't forget the applewood smoked BACON!!:evil
  6. alaskasail

    alaskasail Never Owned a Harley

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    Here are some pictures:

    https://plus.google.com/photos/101597882357860255124/albums/5294320172892263185?banner=pwa

    Here' is one ride: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1347903&code=138baad210ed9bbb93924c04b41bb4c0

    If you go to EveryTrail.com and look under "alaskasail" there are more.

    I will post details when required, but PM me for specific questions.

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  7. yzfcathy

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    Ride Name: Redington Run
    Date: March 30
    Meeting time: 10:00
    Meeting location: Last chance Gas at 11271 E Tanque Verde Rd
    Estimated Length of Ride: 30-40 miles
    Difficulty: scale of 1 to 5.......3.5
    Remarks: just bring the usual, spare parts, tubes, water, snacks.
  8. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Cathy - Sunday is the 30th. Do you mean Sat 3/29 or Sun 3/30?

    Dave
  9. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Oops, I meant SUNDAY the 30th, SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!
  10. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Who's in?
  11. lamotovita

    lamotovita Ageing Adventurer

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    seeya in da AM.
  12. _chris_

    _chris_ Adventurer

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    Hi All,

    Is anyone interested in riding with me on either date?


    May 11

    I'm planning to ride towards Arivaca. There's an abandoned mine area that I like, so will play there for a couple hours. Then Arivaca for lunch & fuel. Then I'd like to take Ruby Road for a bit, I'll probably head into Warsaw Canyon to California Gulch and do that loop. Depending on time and temperature, we'll either finish up Ruby Road and loop back to staging area on the road or head back the way we came. If you don't know the area, and are on a big bike We'll probably take the 15 min Interstate ride back to wherever we stage. If bikes aren't suitable we can take Pendelton back to where ever we decide to stage. (Staging area to be decided but I have some good ideas, maybe Amado?)

    Probably start around 9.

    May 12

    Haven't decided yet, but am leaning on riding out by Flux Canyon/Harshaw Ghost town area. I found this "sky island" type place up there and I want to see it again. I'll probably head towards Montezumo Canyon. This one is mostly dirt road with some "Hey lets see where this goes" moments. That said, I'm quite interested in riding some new terrain so if you know the area I'm up for seeing some different terrain.

    Probably start around the same time, maybe a bit earlier.


    I ride a DR650, both rides are two track but the May 12 is more like dirt roads, both days will have some pavement too. You'll need dirt tires and a similar bike for May 11. I have Kenda 270s on my DR. I'm a very experienced rider but the is my first year riding in the desert. Anyone's welcome, we'll ride to the lowest skill level in the group. I don't hesitate to turn around if the trail(s) get too tough for me. You'll need a plated bike.

    I'd like to keep the group small-ish, manageable but we can always divide up into smaller groups.


    I'm also looking for new areas to ride not too far from there, so feel free to suggest some areas even if you aren't coming along. :)

    Chris.
  13. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    I would love to, but I'm leaving on the 11th, I'll be out of town for a few days. Maybe next time!
  14. alaskasail

    alaskasail Never Owned a Harley

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    Same here. It's mother's day and.... well.... uhm...

    I sent you a PM about this.
  15. _chris_

    _chris_ Adventurer

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    Hey Guys,

    No problem, divorces are expensive. :)

    I forgot about mother's day but I'll be out regardless. I only get two more weekends in the desert before it's back to Canada for the summer.

    Assuming I don't break my bike (or myself), I'll be heading out for rides not too far from here May 17/18. I'm going to do some mid-week scouting and mapping, but I'll either be within say 20 miles of Arivaca or somewhere a little further North.

    I'll post when I get it figured out.

    Chris.
  16. SpeedySteve

    SpeedySteve Been here awhile

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    Howdy there Chris -

    The riding plans sound fun. Just checked a calendar and the 11th/12th align with a Sunday/Monday. Are you out for play on Saturday/Sunday or Sunday/Monday?

    I was thinking about heading out Saturday and maybe some Sunday.

    Let me know what dates you were planning on!

    Cheers
  17. _chris_

    _chris_ Adventurer

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    Hey SpeedySteve,

    That's correct. Sunday and Monday (Took the day off). Unfortunately I'm on planes all day Saturday.

    Chris.
  18. Friedom

    Friedom All the world's a stage.

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    Anyone out on the east side today?
  19. alaskasail

    alaskasail Never Owned a Harley

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    We're going to do this again on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February, 2015.

    For more info. See: https://sites.google.com/site/arivacaoutback/
  20. Friedom

    Friedom All the world's a stage.

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    Hey guys, I've been up to chiva falls twice in the last two weeks. Great water flow, great scenery.

    Also learned that my dr350 can crawl over most of three feathers without much work. Sweet.