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Old 02-10-2009, 06:49 PM   #46
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Hopefully

Sounds great, if I am not working I am there!
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:33 PM   #47
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Check out this thread "For Dads and Daughters" if you haven't seen it. I don't have kids and it still gets me all misty eyed.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249031


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Thanks for the link. That is the best thread I've ever seen here, and perhaps anywhere.

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:46 PM   #48
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The Ironwood Forest sounds good to me (the route by the Roskruge Mts. will be a first for me, so I'm not sure about the terrain), and I know the road by Silverbell is fine for big bikes... One way or another we can get to west Grant Rd. easily from this ride. We could meet up at the gas station around Cortaro and Silverbell (Conoco?) at 9AM.

What do you think??
Me thinks this is good. Since this is a first, perhaps a scouting mission is in order? Twist my arm hard enough and I might volunteer. I bet I'm not alone, either.

The gas station at the northeast corner of Cortaro Rd and Silverbell Rd is now a "Western." This means no more free candy bars or AA batteries with a gas purchase. Major bummer, but still doable. Bastids....

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:56 PM   #49
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Thanks for the link. That is the best thread I've ever seen here, and perhaps anywhere.

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I know ALL the good threads That just means I should get out more and ride.

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:06 AM   #50
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Hey just wanted to let you northerners know that Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas, SV and other small towns you big city folk forget about have awesome places to ride too!
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:11 PM   #51
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I am down for a ride. I'll keep watching here.

I know a good 4-6 hour loop we can do... Particularly a 2-hour border road section that is basically an arrow-straight motocross track. Easy air all day long...
I'd be down to check out said loop... We'll have to get something going to make it happen. It could be called "Border Jumpin' Run 2009". I would like to see the route you have in mind. The ride sure sounds like fun!
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:16 PM   #52
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Me thinks this is good. Since this is a first, perhaps a scouting mission is in order? Twist my arm hard enough and I might volunteer. I bet I'm not alone, either.

The gas station at the northeast corner of Cortaro Rd and Silverbell Rd is now a "Western." This means no more free candy bars or AA batteries with a gas purchase. Major bummer, but still doable. Bastids....

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When do you think you'll be up for a scouting mission??

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:51 PM   #53
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patagonia

If anyone is interested i think i will attempt the patagonia ride sometime either 3/7 or 3/14. Below is a rough idea of the route.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Green+Valley,+AZ+85614&daddr=Forest+Service+143+Rd+to:patagonia,+az+to:so noita,+az+to:62%2FE+Box+Canyon+Rd+to:green+valley, +az&hl=en&geocode=%3BFbJH4wEdM8Zi-Q%3B%3B%3BFSUp5QEdwBlm-Q%3B&mra=dpe&via=1,4&sll=31.818064,-110.738068&sspn=0.560121,1.230469&ie=UTF8&ll=31.717654,-110.717468&spn=0.560729,1.230469&z=10
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #54
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Is looking at a new bike for himself tomorrow. If he buys it, the XR will be mine (hopefully by sometime early Saturday). Then I can really work on improving my dirt skills and will be wanting to spend a lot of time in the dirt. And some in the air
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:50 PM   #55
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When do you think you'll be up for a scouting mission??

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Hell, I'm up for one right now. I wish my bikes were.

I should have my 600R back within a couple of days (fingers and toes crossed). You will be the first to know when I'm rollin' again.

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Old 02-12-2009, 07:56 AM   #56
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Any tucson adv'rs can suggest some cool one day rides aroung the area that are pretty much all paved? Perhaps not all twisty roads, but scenic stuff?
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #57
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Out Speedway, over Gates Pass and hang a right at the intersection and take a left at McCain Loop Road. Find your own way back

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:02 AM   #58
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I'd be down to check out said loop... We'll have to get something going to make it happen. It could be called "Border Jumpin' Run 2009". I would like to see the route you have in mind. The ride sure sounds like fun!
google maps won't let me plan the route because it doesn't recognize the Border Road as a "road". But it exists, let me assure you

Basically south from Sierra Vista to Coronado.. over the hump and then down into the valley where you head south on any number of access roads... You can ride the border road all the way to Nogales, although there are several other more interesting options that would take us back north.

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Old 02-12-2009, 04:00 PM   #59
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Any tucson adv'rs can suggest some cool one day rides aroung the area that are pretty much all paved? Perhaps not all twisty roads, but scenic stuff?
This Saturday around 11 I'm heading to Arivaca, then up to Three Points, then to Sandario Road and back home via the back way through Saguaro West. All paved, some twisty, some straight and all scenic.

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Old 02-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #60
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Where are you heading out from? Mind if I tag along?
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