Phoenix Meets Tucson January 15-16 Ride

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  1. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Ride dates January 15-16, 2010. We Tucson-ans plan to host an epic weekend of riding here in the Old Pueblo. We will have tracks, staging areas and times posted soon. Saturday night we will have a shin-dig at one of the local establishments.

    Please let me know via PM if you are in so we can get a headcount for facility purposes.

    Ride Name: Charouleau Gap
    Date: January 15, 2011
    Meeting time: 9AM
    Meeting location:
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    Estimated Length of Ride: 5 Hours
    Difficulty: A- Difficult, Small Bike, Need Some Skills
    Notes:
    Have been told by people that they did this on big bikes (specifically 950 ADV), not saying it can't be done, but would not want to drop that bike on this, which could likely happen. Rocky, boulders, baby-heads, loose steep climbs. While not long, the ride takes concentration throughout so your endurance should be good. What you climb on the way out, you will decend on the way back and visa versa. Lunch and gas at the turn-around. Very nice scenery. Will split into several groups to keep the bottle-necking to a minimum.

    Ride Name: Chiva Falls
    Date: January 16, 2011
    Meeting time: 9AMish
    Meeting location: Last Stop Circle K on Tanque Verde Road (literally the last gas station before Tanque Verde becomes Redington Road)
    Estimated Length of Ride: 5 Hours
    Difficulty: B+ Difficult, Small Bike, Need Some Skills
    Notes: My opinion, but I think this is slightly more leisurely than Charouleau Gap. Includes some rocky climbs and descents and single track which is fun. Different type scenery than the North end of the Catalina's (Charouleau).



    YBracing
    TellyDoug
    HTM
    RPage11
    YZFCathy
    JRproper
    Nightstalker
    PhxMan
    4Play
    Refokus
    Yardstick
    Chaosinorovalley
    Vortexf650
    DOD
    Rideswithanimals
    Big-E (with bacon bits on top)
    Becktastic (Sunday, after I was "Punked")
    Auscon and buddy
    OldTimerTC
    Seabee1
    Rattlecan

    Also, I believe these folks (Please confirm)

    Johnny-5 (Megan)
    Garthe (dependent on mental and physical evaluation)
    Mil-T
    Reidy008
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  2. GEEEE..S..BILL

    GEEEE..S..BILL Been here awhile

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    The Tucson riders know how to represent and put on a ride! Those dates are weekdays. Double check.
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  3. DOD

    DOD rider #5

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    We had a great time in Dragoon last winter.



    -dod
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  4. russbryant

    russbryant Long timer

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    It'll be cold at Peppersauce (4700' elevation). Might want to camp lower down in the Desert.

    Russ
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  5. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Some of us are already doing a two day deal Nov. 27th & 28th, two weekends in a row would be tough to get away with...
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  6. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    DITTO on that. Plus it is a big ride that many of us are committed to do to help out. Some of the Tucson people are coming up for it as well.

    But I do want to go down for ride. Maybe sometime in January instead???

    Mil T
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  7. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    This is why I am posting...trying to lay out a time frame that works out best for everyone...shoot me some dates.
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  8. 4play

    4play Next?

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    The weekend of Dec 18th would work for me. I may just be in for a Sat. ride though. Or wait until Jan 15th?
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  9. gdspdblkdemperor

    gdspdblkdemperor Captain Bavaria

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    I'm stuck on the pavement for the time being :bluduh or else I'd be in. Was thinking about doing a road ride down to Tucson one of these weekends though.
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  10. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    I like the Idea but my schedule is full until the 15th of January. The good thing about next year is you will probably have more people show up with that long of a notice. I hope this comes together.:clap
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  11. Yardstick

    Yardstick Hydrophobic

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    Sounds like fun. December 4 doesn't work for me, but another weekend might. This get together could be a good time to do Charouleau Gap. :evil
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  12. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    OK, it has been decided to move the "Old Pueblo meets Valley of the Sun" until January 15, 2011. The one thing this does X-out riding to the top of Mt. Lemmon, as there will probably be snow then. However, it does open riding Rug Road...which is one folks will be talking about for a while after. Charouleau Gap is also an excellent adventure.

    Again, we can stay/stage on the North end of Tucson. For you wealthy cats, there are several awesome resorts...for us commoners, there are some economy hotels in Catalina.

    One of our group is a US Custom's helicopter driver and knows almost every inch of Southern AZ. He has offered to help me lay out some epic tracks.

    Again, please let me know who is in so I can start planning some facilities and so forth.
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  13. DOD

    DOD rider #5

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    Now I'm in. December dates did not work for me.

    Sounds like fun. I'll definitely be looking for cheap lodging (like a place to camp).


    -dod
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  14. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I'm in as long as there is no hike a bike stuff :deal
    I like to ride, not carry my KTM.
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  15. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Sounds good to me! You might want to shoot us some info about where to stay (motel) that is close to the staging area and what type of bike would be best for this ride. Also difficulty level. I have never ridden the Tucson area so I am looking forward to this ride. Thanks for all your effort in hosting it.
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  16. Fastphil38

    Fastphil38 AZ Offroad

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    I can provide shelter @ my house and I'm only 2 minuites from Lowes VC, I was thinking of a possible stageing @ the cabin on the Lemmon,but the weather in Janurary would make that ifffy. I'll open my doors to the visitors from the north. Honda riders only! just kidding. Ride On! Phil
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  17. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    I am working on a discounted rate for the Best Western Catalina, AZ. That would be a terrific staging area for the rides we are discussing. If Rug Road is on the list, it would be a slab of about 20 miles, which can be either trucked or ridden, depending on your preference. There is a staging area there for parking if you truck. The "Gap" is basically right across the street although there is a staging area there as well.
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  18. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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  19. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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  20. Mil T

    Mil T Been here awhile

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    I will probably be able to make this ride also with it being in Jan.
    Thanks for thinking of us in the North. Tucson area seems to be a good area to explore. Looking forward to it.

    Mil T
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