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Old 08-24-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Ride the Rug III October 13,2012

CHANGE OF DATE!


Big-E asked for it...he gets it. Ride the Rug V.3. This is a tough sombich with steep descents and climbs. Rocky with steps and baby heads. Ask me why? Because it is beautiful and tests your mettle. This is an out and back with no gas or water. Probably no more than 60 miles but it usually is an all day affair. If you get to the other side (Klondyke) and you feel you won't make the ride back you can ride to Wilcox or Globe and make it a 180 mile round trip. Be prepared with water, tools, lunch and a well maintained bike.

I will post deeper details shortly, just wanted to get it on people's calendars. The ride starts and finishes in Mammoth, AZ which is off State Route 77.

Note: I have heard people say they did this on a KLR 650 and would be pleased to buy dinner for ANYONE who completes this on such a bike.

RIDE: RUG ROAD OUT OF MAMMOTH, AZ
DATE: November 11, 2012
DIFFICULTY: Got to give this one 4 out of 5. Rocky, steep, no water, no gas. Absolutely worth it from a scenic and challenge standpoint. NO BIG BIKES.
LOCATION: MAMMOTH, AZ, SR 77 Approximately 45 miles from Tucson and 90 miles from Phoenix
STAGING AREA: Lions Club gun range on Copper Creek Road. Once into Mammoth take Main Street to the river, go East over the river which runs into River Road. Copper Creek Road is just across the road. Go approximately 1/4 mile to the gun range.
TIMES: Kickstands up at 9AM.

PM me is you need any other info.

Here is a small (and I mean small) of the type trail this is. It really is a great ride.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Big-E asked for it...he gets it. Ride the Rug V.3. This is a tough sombich with steep descents and climbs. Rocky with steps and baby heads. Ask me why? Because it is beautiful and tests your mettle. This is an out and back with no gas or water. Probably no more than 60 miles but it usually is an all day affair. If you get to the other side (Klondyke) and you feel you won't make the ride back you can ride to Wilcox or Globe and make it a 180 mile round trip. Be prepared with water, tools, lunch and a well maintained bike.

I will post deeper details shortly, just wanted to get it on people's calendars. The ride starts and finishes in Mammoth, AZ which is off State Route 77.

Note: I have heard people say they did this on a KLR 650 and would be pleased to buy dinner for ANYONE who completes this on such a bike.
This would be a great warm-up for the Moon ride.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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I'm in.

HTM, would the red or pumpkin bike be better for this adventure?
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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I'm in too. Terry you could easily do it on either machine.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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Hmmmm...I would go Red...you can do it on either bike but you won't feel as bad about it getting beat up as you would the Pumpkin.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #6
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Red it is!

60 miles total. So, gas is not an issue, or do you burn lots of fuel and safer to carry extra?

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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My only trip, HTM and I both paid the price for having well worn rear knobbies. A good tire is a must.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #8
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Buddy, it gets easier each time you do it. I bet it will be a go smoothly.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #9
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You will be fine on gas.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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Kinda new to Tucson riding, so if there are any rides scheduled let me know? I ride a R1200 GS Adventure and enjoy some gravel. I own a KLR 650 but it currently is in Costa Rica waiting till next Jan to ride to South America.

Riding the Rug should be fun but realize its not for my moto.. Anyone have any pictures of the ride?
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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On a Saturday

You picked a Saturday on purpose but as soon as I get back home I am going to try to schedule that off and make this ride.

Slowred I will have the little 250 with the big tank so I can cover anyone who may need a little extra gas but from the last trip we did it was only 50 miles over and back if we do lunch at the ruins again.

HTM thanks for the early post on the date..
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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Drew, I picked Saturday cause I need Sunday to recover . Sounds like it will be a nice crew.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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Big-E asked for it...he gets it. Ride the Rug V.3. This is a tough sombich with steep descents and climbs. Rocky with steps and baby heads. Ask me why? Because it is beautiful and tests your mettle. This is an out and back with no gas or water. Probably no more than 60 miles but it usually is an all day affair. If you get to the other side (Klondyke) and you feel you won't make the ride back you can ride to Wilcox or Globe and make it a 180 mile round trip. Be prepared with water, tools, lunch and a well maintained bike.

I will post deeper details shortly, just wanted to get it on people's calendars. The ride starts and finishes in Mammoth, AZ which is off State Route 77.

Note: I have heard people say they did this on a KLR 650 and would be pleased to buy dinner for ANYONE who completes this on such a bike.
Hey, HEY, All I sid, " Take HIM on the Rug" Rut-Ro.. My palms are all ready sweating!! I hate this ride! (in a good way)

Yea, I am glutten for punishment, I am IN!!

I got sometin' for you this time Mr. Rug Road!! A new Husaberg!!

Heed HTM's warning people, this IS tough ride. For me anyway. Last time, there was NO way I could go back over the mountain!

See you all soon!!

Thanks for hosting this again Hoos-your-Daddy!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #14
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I might be in for this.....need to get the magic button fixed, dead battery. Had to kick several times today, It sucked
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #15
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Kinda new to Tucson riding, so if there are any rides scheduled let me know? I ride a R1200 GS Adventure and enjoy some gravel. I own a KLR 650 but it currently is in Costa Rica waiting till next Jan to ride to South America.

Riding the Rug should be fun but realize its not for my moto.. Anyone have any pictures of the ride?
Looks good. It is to early to tell if I will be there for it but, here are some pictures and videos to tide you over.
I am posting the links so as to not clutter up the thread.

http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r...%20Rug%20Road/

http://s141.photobucket.com/albums/r...20Road%20Ride/
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