Tucson Area Rides Thread

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

  1. KIC

    KIC Proud Army Dad

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    Tomorrow I am going over to my dad's house and pick up and ride my TW200 back home. :ricky

    Here Thomas... to be in full compliance with the rules:

    Ride Name: Pick up my TW200
    Date: Starting 8/24 through 8/25
    Meeting time: When I get there
    Meeting location: my Dad's house
    Difficulty:
    Easy 12 mile slab ride through town
    Notes: Posted to keep Thomas happy.
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  2. Twentyniner

    Twentyniner Been here awhile

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    Ride Name: East Side Cochise Ride
    Date: 8/29/10 Sunday
    Meeting time: 8:00 A.M.

    Meeting location: Gas City on Fry Blvd/Hwy 90 Bypass. Sierra Vista, AZ
    Estimated Length of Ride: +/- 300 miles
    Difficulty: Easy
    Notes: Big bike friendly, easy pace on 50/50 paved/gravel roads. We'll head east to Douglas, then take Geronimo Trail over to Animas, Rodeo, Portal, then over the Chiricahuas and back south to Douglas, or cut over to Tombstone via Middlemarch Road.

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  3. rpage11

    rpage11 Skip

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    Rt 191 Ride

    <HR style="COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Ride Name: Springerville overnight
    Date: 8/28/10 Saturday thru Sunday 8/29
    Meeting time: 6:00 PM Saturday
    Meeting location: Hannagan Meadow
    Estimated Length of Ride: +/- 300 miles up 300 back
    Difficulty: Easy
    Notes: Cathy and I are in Durango and planning on making it over to Alpine tomorrow. We'd like to camp at Hannagan Meadow south of Alpine and ride 191 Sunday morning back to Tucson. All you FF's are invided to come up on Saturday, camp over night and ride back to Tucson in the morning. We'll supply drinks for anyone who shows up. We just finished 3200 miles in 8 days. Cathy's got her first shower in a few days so things should be pleasant. Hike up your skirts, pack your tents and come on up.
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  4. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    Hey Kids, Sorry for the late post but, Kevin,Allyn, and me are going to ride reddington tomorrow. We will meet @ the Circle K on Tanque Verde @ 9am and play in the H20 to Chiva.The ride will be a fun run, nothing to crazy. Nigel I hope to see you there. Ride On Phil
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  5. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Ride Name: Arivaca, the easy way.
    Date: Sunday, Aug 29th
    Meeting time: Stands up @ 8am
    Meeting location: Shell station @ Ajo and Tucson Estates Parkway (1 mile W of Kinney RD)
    Estimated Length of Ride: 2 - 3 hours, one way
    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate on a big bike
    Notes: This is normally a easy big bike route, but with the monsoons, it is hard to tell. It is usually not very muddy, only 2 longish stretches of sand (which compacts nicely when it is wet). Breakfast in Arivaca, then ??????
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  6. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    TIME CHANGE NOW 9:00AM

    Ride Name: Tucson to Bisbee exploration
    Date: Friday September 3, 2010
    Meeting time: 8:00AM
    Meeting location: Frank's Diner on Pima...quick breakfast and then ride
    Estimated Length of Ride: All Day
    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate on a big bike
    Notes: Trying to get a route that incorporates some dirt and secondary roads. Will avoid I-10 unless it gets late when we get to Sierra Vista or Benson.
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  7. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ride Name: Phil's Phuntastic Phenom (backside Mt Lemmon)
    Date: Saturday September 4, 2010
    Meeting time: 9:30AM
    Meeting location: Last stop Circle K on Tanque Verde (2 miles before it becomes Redington Road)
    Estimated Length of Ride: Your decision
    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate on a big bike
    Notes: Phil is having one of his phartys at his phalatial estate (2nd or 3rd home) up on Mt. Lemmon. He says you bring yourself and he will bring the beer and soda. My plan is to ride down the frontside well before sunset.
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  8. pringlecan

    pringlecan Burly Adventurer

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    Location:
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    Ride Name: Santa Ritas Exploration
    Date: Sunday Sept. 5
    Meeting time: 0700
    Meeting location: Wilmot & Sahuarita at the gate
    Estimated Length of Ride: All day. Early exits not a problem. Breaks in the shade when available.
    Difficulty: Intermediate to hard
    Notes: Bring lots of water. We'll wait for slow people; noobs won't cut it. Planning on hanging out at the sawmill trail head for a while when we get there. Curvy steep trails in areas. The terrain is all screwed up from the weather. Holiday weekend probably means more people out riding.

    Anyone that wants to sleep at my house Saturday night is welcome.

    MEETING TIME UPDATED. 7AM.

    WE WILL GET GAS IN SONOITA
    at some point.
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  9. Xskydiver

    Xskydiver Been here awhile

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    Location:
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    Ride Name: Willcox to Alpine overnighter
    Darte:Sept 18
    Meeting Time:0800
    Meeting Location: My house in Willcox. (PM for directions)
    Estimated Length of Ride: About four hours each way plus an overnight camp.
    Difficulty: Easy
    Notes: email kdap@netzero.net subject line "ride rsvp" for directions as I am posting this ride in several locations. The route will have a lot of pavement but will be scenic and interesting. I have replaced as much of the boring sections as possible with either dirt or more interesting slab. The pace will be medium to slow. There will be plenty of stops, so feel free to stop and take pictures without fear of being left behind. All riders should be completely self sufficient. Bring all your own food and drinks. We will have a support vehicle with several coolers to transport food and drinks only but nothing will be provided. Please label anything going in the coolers. Other than that, if it doesn't fit on your bike, it doesn't go.
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  10. Drizzt

    Drizzt Ranger

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    Ride Name: Sonoita and more
    Date:09/26
    Meeting time:08:00
    Meeting location:The Road Runner Gas station @ Houghton and Sahurita rd
    Estimated Length of Ride:All Day
    Difficulty:Easy
    Notes: Relatively easy trails, laid back pace. We're exploring the dirt roads south of the Shell Station to get to Montezuma Pass. Likely visit with Becky's parents down there. People can come and split halfway through the ride if they don't want to ride all day. Time permitting, ride through box canyon, then across to the mine road and down to the Wilmot gate to finish off the ride.
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  11. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Ride Name: Death in the Desert V
    Date: 10/10/10
    Meeting time: Stands up at 0800
    Meeting location: Shell station @ Ajo & Tucson Estates Parkway
    Estimated Length of Ride: 1/2 day +/-, depending on your return route
    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
    Notes: No one has actually died on this ride -- yet. But, I have not been through since before the monsoon. It used to be big bike friendly (assuming a good rider), but who knows how it is now.

    Minimum distance to gas = ~70 miles.

    Minimum distance on pavement = the first 20 miles and the last 5 miles on the way to Arivaca. The return trip can be the same, or more pavement/less dirt, depending on your mood.

    Pace: I'll be moving at a moderate speed, we'll regroup at the major intersections.



    **** edited 10 hours before ride time to accommodate a late arrival. New departure time is 8:00am.
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  12. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    Location:
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    Ride Name: Tortolitas
    Date:10/2/10
    Meeting Time:8:30 AM
    Meeting Location: Chevron Station corner of Tangerine Rd/Dove Mtn
    Ride Length: Appox 3 hours +
    Difficulty: Quick pace, but we will wait @ cross roads,Not big bike friendly
    This ride will have single track,sand washes,graded roads, and some climbs, if you have not ridden this area it's a fun ride with all types of desert riding conditions. 60+ miles no gas/no H20 on the loop.

    RSVP: Ride On Phil
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  13. LomaCat

    LomaCat Adventurer

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    Show your official ADV membership card and receive a discount on store stuff. No ADV card? ( I know they don't exist) Tell them The code word is LomaCat. They will be waiting for you all up and back.
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  14. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Free gas? Damn Loma, that is awful nice of you :clap
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  15. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    Ride Name: Hwy 191/Rte 666
    Date:10/10/10
    Meeting Time: 8:00 AM
    Meeting Location: Parking area north of I-10 at the Houghton and I-10 interchange.
    Ride Length: Appox 9 hours +
    Difficulty: Well, it is paving but inattention will let you drop off a cliff or hit an animal. Gravel and/or rocks in the roads on sharp turns and beautiful scenery to distract you...

    Pace: I will be on the Scrambler, 70-75 on the interstate and not too spirited in the corners.

    RSVP if you will be going please.

    EDIT: forgot to post the map, we are going clockwise:

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  16. midengineracer

    midengineracer Lost, with a GPS

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    Updated above post to new date.
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  17. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Girls Gas It Clinic / Tucson
    Sunday Oct 17th
    9AM
    Tucson-Go south on Alvernon to East on Drexel to dead end
    2 Hours +
    Fun riding practice drills.
    Bring your dirt bike, bring some water, bring a snack or lunch and we'll make a little picnic of it too.

    This ride is brought to you by all the husbands and boyfriends who tell you to come along on their rides and that they'll wait for you! Pa'lease!
    We won't be putting the cart in front of the horse. We're going to have fun perfecting the basics.

    I ask that you post up on the link below if you would like to attend.
    TABB Link

    I need a headcount to see if there is interest enough to actually put this together. So post up please.

    Those who are IN

    Becky
    Keli
    Marisa
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  18. yzfcathy

    yzfcathy Weeble

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    Ride Name: White Mtn Ride
    Date: Oct 9-10
    Meeting time: 8AM
    Meeting location: Shell Gas Station (Wilmot and I-10)
    Estimated Length of Ride: 2 Days, about 300 miles each day.
    Difficulty: Spirited Street Ride (Medium)
    Notes: Brunch in Safford
    We'll be taking the sport bikes on this one.
    We'll be on good twisty pavement for the whole ride.
    We'll be staying overnight in Springerville.
    We'll be staying in a motel since it's too cold for camping now, for me.
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  19. LomaCat

    LomaCat Adventurer

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    working on the kitchen pass. looking good but...
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  20. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ride Name: South Wilmont/Santa Ritas
    Date:10/9/10
    Meeting Time: 7:30 AM
    Meeting Location: Very South, dead-end of Wilmont
    Ride Length: Appox 3 hours +
    Difficulty: Quick pace, but we will wait @ cross roads, not big bike friendly.
    This ride will have single track, sand washes, graded roads, and some climbs, if you have not ridden this area it's a fun ride with all types of desert riding conditions. 50+ miles, no gas, no water, weather should be perfecto with starting temps in the low 60's. Phast Phil will be bringing his game so expect some Phast riding and Phast talking. Probably will pass over Gunsite Pass to the East side of the range. Be sure to have your OHV sticker...Fish Cop has been seen every time I have been there in the past 2 months.
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