Tell me about the riding around Tucson AZ?

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Boredsurfer, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    How good is the DS/ADVriding say up to 3 hours out of town any direction? Also - do people stop riding in June/July/Aug? Thanks for any thoughts.
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  2. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    First, it helps if you spell it correctly. TUCSON.

    Second, street or dirt?
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  3. Boredsurfer

    Boredsurfer Been here awhile

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    Edited. Thanks. Dual Sport/ADV mostly.
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  4. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD! Supporter

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    Great adv riding abounds. I not only quit riding in the summer, I leave the area.
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  5. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    No problem. :photog I'm not your guy for dirt, but others will step in, I'm sure.
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  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    There are lots of dirt riding opportunities in pretty much every direction out of Tucson. Depending on the part of town you live in you can be on rarely traveled dirt roads in as little as a few minutes. Some destinations (such as the rides south of town) may require 45 min or so of hwy/pavement before you head offroad but as long you as you have time it's not an issue.

    People who can get up early have no problem staying active year round in Tucson.

    I saw you didn't get a particularly welcoming response by some in your ABQ thread. Bummer people feel the need to treat their fellow Americans (much less fellow riders) that way.
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  7. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

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    Everything in the southwest is about elevation

    Hot? Go up Mt. Lemmon or down around Patagonia

    Cold? Go down into the Gila River drainage or Yuma area
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    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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