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Old 03-01-2009, 05:58 PM   #151
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I think I am in, it will be one of my first and definitely the first longer ride on my new to me 525exc. I have the stock tank, so will likely need fuel, though I'll have to see when we get to San Manuel.

Oh yeah this is for Sunday the 8th right?
It sure is. I will talk about it a bit more Thursday at Nimbus for people that show up but don't browse all of these posts.

I tore your old bike apart yesterday to get at the carbs. I had this singular purpose in my mind and by the time I had the access I wanted, I had the airbox out (disassembled), the rear shock off and the tank and seat sitting on the floor. When I asked my wife what she thought of the new bike being disassembled like that she only said 'isn't that the one your using to lead a ride next weekend?'
D'OH!!
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:30 PM   #152
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It sure is. I will talk about it a bit more Thursday at Nimbus for people that show up but don't browse all of these posts.

I tore your old bike apart yesterday to get at the carbs. I had this singular purpose in my mind and by the time I had the access I wanted, I had the airbox out (disassembled), the rear shock off and the tank and seat sitting on the floor. When I asked my wife what she thought of the new bike being disassembled like that she only said 'isn't that the one your using to lead a ride next weekend?'
D'OH!!
Wow, that's a bit farther than I ever got into it! Seat and tank sure, but that's only three bolts! Hope it's treating you well. I almost looped the 525 the other day and fondly remembered how easy the 'ole bike was to control. Of course, the new git up and go is pretty nice Not to mention the e-start! Insurance tomorrow, an oil change and I am good to go.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:51 PM   #153
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Just double checking on the location.

Sunday
March 8
Circle K (Soldier Trail & Tanque Verde - across from the Fortyniner's Golf Club)
10 AM

Yes?
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:14 PM   #154
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Just double checking on the location.

Sunday
March 8
Circle K (Soldier Trail & Tanque Verde - across from the Fortyniner's Golf Club)
10 AM

Yes?
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That's what I'm gathering.

The Circle K is on the north side of the street (Tanque Verde Rd), and ~1/4 mile west of the entrance to 49er Country Club.

Me thinks we should have a 10AM "start time" and wait until ~10:30AM to take off. No need to ask why.

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:11 AM   #155
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Me thinks we should have a 10AM "start time" and wait until ~10:30AM to take off. No need to ask why.

Dave
Shhhhhhh

Don't give away the super-secret-this-is-when-we-really-start start time. Stick with stands up at 10 or we won't get out of the Circle K 'til noon!


So, for now I have to work up in Gilbert all day on Saturday but I have Sunday off so my current plan is to be there. Looking forward to it.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #156
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There might be two of us interested. I just sent an email to somebody coming into town on Saturday. Her bike's in my garage ready to go. I'll let you know Thursday at Nimbus.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #157
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RR:

That's what I'm gathering.

The Circle K is on the north side of the street (Tanque Verde Rd), and ~1/4 mile west of the entrance to 49er Country Club.

Me thinks we should have a 10AM "start time" and wait until ~10:30AM to take off. No need to ask why.

Dave
That would push lunch back to 1:30 and that feels a bit late...
I figured people should start meeting up there at 9:30 (that's when I was planning on being there). That means that I would have time to share my cell number with participants and make sure everyone is clear on the route and find out if anyone that shows up has special needs (gas in San Manuel, hourly breaks for water, sugar, insulin, crazy meds, etc.) that I need to be aware of.

I am going to ask at Nimbus again, but is there anyone that wants me to lead with my GS instead of my XL250, so they will feel comfortable with their own bike's ability? I am debating taking it for phone connectivity and music but know it is a b!tc# in sandy turns with the battlewings.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:41 PM   #158
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Well, we can always do the wave.....

The really early folks can leave really early.

Folks that are there and ready at 10, can leave at 10.

Stragglers who show up after 10 can leave when they feel like it!

It's not like there are lots of ways to get lost on this one.
Take Reddington until it turns to asphalt again.
Shortly thereafter turn left.
Keep riding 'til you get to the Lemmon Control Road and turn left.
Keep riding 'til you get to asphalt.
If you want food, turn right.
If you're tired and ready to go home, turn left.


Where'd I put that easy button?


Oh, yeah, there it is!

BTW, for those that like to see a map:
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #159
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Ravenranger,
Where did you get that map? It shows roads that do not show up on google maps. I might be able to find that jeep road I have been looking for from those maps.
Maybe I should look at my mapsource software...
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #160
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Check out GPS File Depot for free topo maps.

www.gpsfiledepot.com

I loaded the AZ one on an SD card and use it with my Zumo 550.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:52 AM   #161
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Well, the directions seem easy enough, on "paper," but they are not, in reality. There are quite a few places a rider, new to the area (or even not), could get lost. I'd hate to have anyone broken down without help behind them, as well.

I'll gladly hang out until 10:30 if the group needs to move out by 10AM for lunch appointments, Nooners, late afternoon church attendance, strange daylight savings time rituals, anxiety or whatever reasons.

See ya'll at the shin dig!

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Old 03-03-2009, 07:01 AM   #162
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I plan on being at Nimbus and at the ride on Sun.

If anyone is looking for some fun spectating or has a little bit of adventure or competition in their soul....

TRS (Trail Riders of Southern Arizona) is putting on their annual race in San Manuel on the 21st of March. There is a link to the flyer below. Hit me up at Nimbus if you have any questions. Their are classes for all abilities.

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...93498191YHbePx

See Ya'll Thur night.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:03 PM   #163
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it looks like I shall not be making it to the nimbus this week. Got moved shifts yet again, and I have to work during the rabble. have fun without me!
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Old 03-03-2009, 05:13 PM   #164
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Nimbus Thursday

'allo, all-

could someone plz repost the particulars for Thursday? I just got a pass for that night and want to check out the hubbubbery.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #165
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