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Old 03-21-2014, 05:08 PM   #15091
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I rode up to the end of the pavement on Mt. Graham yesterday. I went through Reddington, Cascabel, 3 links road, toward Ft. Grant and then 266 to 191.

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I was just thinking today about making a trip up Mt. Graham before it gets too hot. On my street bike or otherwise. I guess minimum gas range for your route would be from the Circle K on tanque verde to the gas station at the base of mt.graham unless you detoured through Benson? Post up if/when you plan another ride out there.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:08 PM   #15092
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I enjoyed the ride just reading about it. Thanks :P

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #15093
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I was just thinking today about making a trip up Mt. Graham before it gets too hot. On my street bike or otherwise. I guess minimum gas range for your route would be from the Circle K on tanque verde to the gas station at the base of mt.graham unless you detoured through Benson? Post up if/when you plan another ride out there.
I'm only assuming about 90 miles before I hit reserve, but it was less than that when I ran out. I got gas in Benson, as well as lunch. Going north through the farms and then over the south end of Mt. Graham on 266 is just beautiful. Then got gas again at Jo-Bi, but there is a station on the turnoff to Mt. Graham. I'm carrying that piddly little 750ml can in the photo, which would take me about 15 miles I guess.

Maybe you've been up the road to Mt. Graham, but it really isn't much of a street bike road. A dual sport or a supermoto is probably ideal. It was really dirty. My friend in Safford has a KTM 990 Adventure, that's probably a good one for that road.

If we do it again, I'll post about it. It was really a nice ride.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #15094
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I enjoyed the ride just reading about it. Thanks :P
Much obliged.

I wish I was doing more riding these days. I might be soon though, life changes and all.

I probably should get a better camera.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:20 PM   #15095
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Maybe you've been up the road to Mt. Graham, but it really isn't much of a street bike road. A dual sport or a supermoto is probably ideal. It was really dirty. My friend in Safford has a KTM 990 Adventure, that's probably a good one for that road.

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Yes, been up it in car, motorcycle and, bicycle. A supermoto would be best but it's a nice ride on any motorcycle.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:29 PM   #15096
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If we do it again, I'll post about it. It was really a nice ride.[/QUOTE]

I would join in on that ride!

Never been up Mt Grahm yet, but I've met people who camp there often...
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:41 PM   #15097
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Anyone know who the dual sporters were heading south on Houghton and Broadway just after 5 today? Looked like all adv bikes.

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:45 PM   #15098
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Anyone know who the dual sporters were heading south on Houghton and Broadway just after 5 today? Looked like all adv bikes.

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Hey, just PM'd you! Riding tomorrow?
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:23 PM   #15099
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:07 PM   #15100
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Anyone know who the dual sporters were heading south on Houghton and Broadway just after 5 today? Looked like all adv bikes.

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Probably headed to the Desert Dual Sport Daze that ravenranger is putting on.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:19 AM   #15101
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Howdy!!

Hey guys! I'm new in Tucson, formerly in Albuquerque. Riding a Buell XB12XT Ulysses. Always looking for rides. Would love the dual sport rides, but this ain't no dual sport bike. Will soon be in the market for a dirt bike/dual sport. (Gotta save my pennies.)

Would love to meet up with some folks and discover what's in the area.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:39 AM   #15102
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Hey guys! I'm new in Tucson, formerly in Albuquerque. Riding a Buell XB12XT Ulysses. Always looking for rides. Would love the dual sport rides, but this ain't no dual sport bike. Will soon be in the market for a dirt bike/dual sport. (Gotta save my pennies.)

Would love to meet up with some folks and discover what's in the area.

Cheers!

There is a lot better riding here than "Southern" unless all you like to do is ride sand.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:40 AM   #15103
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If you don't know...

You should check out Mt. Lemmon (paved), and there is a dirt road down the backside which is reasonably easy and a nice ride.

Also, Reddington road is pretty easy, cars are on it all the time. There are spots where you'd have to slow down (blind corners everywhere), but it's good. Then you can decide if you want to go to Benson or San Manuel, each link up with major paved roads back to Tucson.

Those bikes are cool. I wish I had one.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:53 AM   #15104
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Well, I was supposed to meet up with Danny, but he got ahead of me by 15 min (read: i was late). So now I'm heading down three feathers on my way to the falls. Happy to have service out here!
If any of you happen to be out or hankering, i await your tutoring.

Better hurry, the Jeeps are catching up..

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Old 03-22-2014, 12:04 PM   #15105
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Um.. No one has ever done justice to how beautiful the falls are, and I could hardly hope to do so myself.

Just... Wow

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