Phoenix, anything to do there?

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  1. doc riverz

    doc riverz anatra di seduta

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    Hello ADV friends in Greater Phoenix, I’ll be down your way from 3 through 12 March to take in some spring training. Besides going to cheap baseball games what else is there to do down there? I’ll be staying in an RV at the KOA Apache Junction and have a cage. Any suggestions?
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  2. radon222

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    Good Question!

    I'm gonna be there mid-April for a family wedding. Anyone know where I could rent something other than a HD for a weekend??
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  3. Rad

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    I will miss ya by two days. Rad wife and I wil arrive on the 14. Make sure ya watch a game at Peoria...Mucho smaller and better stadium than the Giants Scottsdale home facility.

    I will be stay'n in Black Canyon and have the KTM, so I will be ride'n dirt up to Prescott one day. :clap

    For you? The drive/ride out to Tortilla Flat for lunch is kinda nice.

    Go Giants :thumb
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  4. Guzz

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    There is a bunch to do down here. Just think of something, and I am sure you can find it. It's almost like there are to many choices from good Nudi bars to old fart Sun City actvities and everything in between. We have the Tempe Improv, my personal favorite, if you like comedians (HBO films 90% of the Improv shows at the Tempe Improv)

    I don't know about renting anything else but a hog. I own my bike, so why should I know about renting :rofl

    As for rides, just pick a compass direction (N,S,E,W) and GO! Just stay off the main highways and you will have fun. Tortilla flats is a fun ride. I like doing it on a weekday night (no traffic) when I just want to get out of the house and just want to enjoy the bike.
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  5. Zip

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    My brother lives in Glendale, AZ, and I visited him a few years ago.

    I got up early one morning, and did a day trip to the Grand Canyon.

    There is an Indian gambling casino south of Phoenix, if you like feeding the slots, or trying some poker. Poker is cheaper, if you know anything about it, and play at a low-limit table.

    There's also the Coyotes hockey team, for an NHL hockey experience.

    I should get out there again. I like the Southwest.
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  6. doc riverz

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    Dang! Too bad we will miss you, Rad. We are going to all the Cactus League ball parks so Peoria is in the mix. I'm pretty sure that Apache Junction is near Tortilla Flat.
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  7. Guzz

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    Oh yea, it's about the closest you can get to Tortilla Flats. Hehehehe. It's just few minutes away.

    Oh, we also have SEVERAL indian casinos around the area now. Oddly enough, I haven't been to one of them yet. I'm not that much into gambleing.
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    Mr. Guzzler, Is Bank One Ballpark (Bob) worth a tour?
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  9. Guzz

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    If you're into baseball, YES.

    I've only been to two games (not much of a sports nut personally), and it is impressive. The retracting roof is cool. Both times I wondered around and there really isn't a bad seat. Although the cheap seats are interesting. Hope your not afraid of heights, and have done some mountaineering before (steep steps!) and not for the elderly :rofl

    From what I have heard the guided tour is nice.
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  10. Gizmo

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    If you head out to Tortilla Flats you will go by Canyon Lake there is pretty decent restaurant at the marina that has nice views of the lake. It is informal and not expensive. If you are into this sort of thing there is a nice boat tour of the lake, it is located right next to the restaurant. Also, if you head out to Tortilla Flats from Apache Junction shortly after you go through Tortilla Flats the road become dirt if you are in a car or dual sport mc this 21 mile ride is well worth it if you want to see some stunning wilderness. The dirt road ends at the Roosevelt Dam, at this point you can turn back the way you came if you want to do the lake thing and did not do it on the way out, or you can head out pass the damn turn right to head towards Globe and you can loop back around to Apache Junction. Or you can turn left and go to AZ 87 which is very nice and take that South and back to the valley, it won't be as direct as turning right but is a very nice ride if you have the time. If you go this way you will see signs near Ft. McDowell Casino for Out of Africa a nice wild animal park/zoo.
    Good luck and let us know what you did on your trip.
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