Originally Posted by Uglyprimate
You absolutely DON'T want to be in Arizona in August.
...or June... or July for that matter. However, if you stick to the high country, even Arizona can be somewhat pleasant during the summer months.
I'll second the vote for the AZ Prescott to Crown King ride down Senator. I did this ride just last week. It's only 42 miles but it took me 2 hours as it's pretty rough in places. PM me when you get close and I'll join you if you'd like... in fact, there's quite a few of us 'round these parts that would probably meet up with you. Weekdays are better for avoiding all the traffic - quads and their accompanying clouds of dust.