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Old 02-12-2009, 07:26 PM   #61
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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, 07:36 PM   #62
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Where are you heading out from? Mind if I tag along?
Sure! Going solo thus far and I can leave or meet you anywhere around town. I live Northwest but Arivaca can be reached by heading South on I-19.

p.m. me and we'll set something up

Anyone's invited for this slab ride!

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:51 PM   #63
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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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McCain Loop is one of the reasons I moved to Tucson in 1990 (from Santa Monica, CA). I camped on the Loop in '86, and realized the Sonoran Desert is one of the most unique places in the world.

I rode through the Loop a few weeks ago, and it has certainly changed. The big, "unimproved" dirt camping areas have been "improved," and lot sizes are quite a bit smaller. It's still a cool spot to cruise through, though. It would be cooler to stay a few nights there and just enjoy the silence and sounds of the desert.

Thinking about it, this might be a nice spot for local riders to use as a base camp for a night or two. The riding surrounding the place is outstanding for ADV bikes.

Ok, I'm rambling on....


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Old 02-13-2009, 12:03 AM   #64
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The campground within the McCain Loop is Gilbert Ray. The mind is the first thing to go.....

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Old 02-13-2009, 06:09 AM   #65
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The campground within the McCain Loop is Gilbert Ray. The mind is the first thing to go.....

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I've gone through the loop and have had a desire to camp at Gilbert Ray. I live near I-10 and Ina so any chance I have, I take the long way home through Gates Pass and back up Picture Rocks. Sweet.

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:51 AM   #66
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:21 AM   #67
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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.

Does Sunday 22 FEB work for you?

Sorry, but I will not be able to swing the 22nd. I have really been wanting to explore the area in the Patagonia Mountains and Canelo Hills (and all in between), though I won't do it solo... some years back I was returning from a service call in Lochiel when some illegals tried to create a road block and stop my vehicle. Crazy stuff...
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #68
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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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Airforce Dirt and I are meeting at On Any Moto tomorrow at 11pm to do this slab run, of which I haven't travelled before. If anyone else is interested, post up.

I'm thinking it will last a max of 3 hours so there's still time to spend with you sig other...

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:36 PM   #69
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I PM'd AFD

and I'm going to take a ride from Green Valley to Cafe Aribac tomorrow. I should be there about noon; about the time you should be in the vicinity with your departure time/location. To paraphrase Buddy Guy "Start me talkin', I'll tell everything I know"..about rides in the vicinity. I'm a greybeard on a white R1100GS.
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:17 PM   #70
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and I'm going to take a ride from Green Valley to Cafe Aribac tomorrow. I should be there about noon; about the time you should be in the vicinity with your departure time/location. To paraphrase Buddy Guy "Start me talkin', I'll tell everything I know"..about rides in the vicinity. I'm a greybeard on a white R1100GS.
Sounds good to me! Never been to Arivaca, but I've herd of the Aribac. There may be three of us that arrive. I'll be on a 990adv wearing what seems to be the largest Scorpion helmet known to man

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Old 02-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #71
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You will LOVE Arivaca Road

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Sounds good to me! Never been to Arivaca, but I've herd of the Aribac. There may be three of us that arrive. I'll be on a 990adv wearing what seems to be the largest Scorpion helmet known to man

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It's the best stretch of twisties within 100+ miles of Tucson, IMHO. It deserves to be ridden modestly the first couple times to get a sense of what's around the next curve or over the next rise. Or what's over and around the next curve on the next rise. There's also a couple cow guards right in the middle of sweeping curves to be mindful of.

The bike "crowd" will probably be particularly modest tomorrow because it's supposed to be chilly and the fair-weather bikers will stay home.

Hope to see you there.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:55 PM   #72
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And I'll be the power ranger with the funny white shoei on the bat-bike..aka my semi-pimped 1150R. (The power ranger is what my coworkers say me in my roadcrafter reminds them of.)

Just got my playlist for the ride set up. I've got about 4.5 hours of music ready for twisty and scenic roads.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:17 AM   #73
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:51 AM   #74
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:56 AM   #75
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If you have room for one more I'll meet you at On Any Moto.
Sure!! Let us know what your riding so we can spot you. Thus far we have a Bimmer 1150R and a Katoom 990adv.

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