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Old 08-20-2009, 09:03 AM   #826
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Thanks everybody! Yes I was looking into that intermediate riders course but you need to supply the bike for those...aaannd I would need a little more time in the saddle to take the klr to something like that. I am very interested in trying a TW200 though! Easier to get confidence in this crazy shifting business without the threat of impromptu wheelies.
Becktastic I will try to bring at least one of the TW's tonight. I havne't had a chance to ride my KLR since I did the valves last weekend and was looking forward to riding it tonight, but if my friend doesn't take one of the TW's tonight, maybe I'll ride one on in. If you are on the east side of town and want to ride one to bike nite you could do that too.

You can also use one for a rider's course if you want. I think that would be a great investment for you !
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:02 AM   #827
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Marisa and I will be there tonight (no TW or GS though....we'll be caging it).

I'm planning on being there. If you think about it, bring the old TW plate.

Thanks,

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Old 08-20-2009, 03:11 PM   #828
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does anyone ride madera canyon area? I'm there every chance i get. yesterday I rode 62 through box canyon to 83 and stuck to the pavement up to sahuarita road since it was past sunset. nice little 65 mile jaunt round trip to my place in sahuarita.

The road up to the Whipple Observatory is beautiful but it's a dead end at the top. 143 is slam packed full of big rocks that I'm not quite used to riding yet. practice makes perfect I guess.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #829
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does anyone ride madera canyon area? I'm there every chance i get. yesterday I rode 62 through box canyon to 83 and stuck to the pavement up to sahuarita road since it was past sunset. nice little 65 mile jaunt round trip to my place in sahuarita.

The road up to the Whipple Observatory is beautiful but it's a dead end at the top. 143 is slam packed full of big rocks that I'm not quite used to riding yet. practice makes perfect I guess.
I ride out there all the time since I live out there (on sahurita road)
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:05 PM   #830
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does anyone ride madera canyon area? I'm there every chance i get. yesterday I rode 62 through box canyon to 83 and stuck to the pavement up to sahuarita road since it was past sunset. nice little 65 mile jaunt round trip to my place in sahuarita.

The road up to the Whipple Observatory is beautiful but it's a dead end at the top. 143 is slam packed full of big rocks that I'm not quite used to riding yet. practice makes perfect I guess.
I recently rode from Patagonia to Whipple on Solero Ranch road and FS143. I agree that 143 is a pretty mean ride. I would do it again solo on my DR650 but doing it on my V-strom with my G.F. on the back was brutal (definitely full on adventure).
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #831
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good god i can't imagine 2up on 143... that's asking to scare her off for good.

i rode redington pass from tanque verde to 77 then south into Tucson... rode east through the city and took Kolb/Valencia/Wilmot south to Sahuarita road... 5 hours, 140 miles. a little longer than i care to tackle on a thursday evening. met a friendly adv member dressed like the local PD near oro valley who was nice enough to let me off with a warning for speeding... thanks buddy.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:09 PM   #832
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I ride out there all the time since I live out there (on sahurita road)
cool i live near duval mine rd and la canada. i ride a silver and black KLR
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:18 PM   #833
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From some of the Phoenix Crew....

Ride..Florence..Mt Lemmon 8/30/09
This is the ride discussed at Bike Nite tonight:
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fishnbait and I are riding up the backside of MT Lemmon on Sunday, 8/30/09. We'll leave from Queen Creek at about 7am and hit the desert in Florence about 7:30 ish. I'm hoping we can get some of you Tucson boys to meet up either in Oracle or meet us up on top for a bite to eat and some hang time. Miles from Queen Creek are about 98 one way. from Oracle I thinks its about 30 some odd miles to the top. We're both taking our 400's out for some exercise. Our last trip over Lemmon was on the KLR's. Gas in Queen Creek, Florence, Oracle along with plenty of hydration choices. We'll try and pin down meet up times as guys chime in.

Big question...who wants to go?

You can follow the thread here:

http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=70407

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Old 08-21-2009, 09:40 AM   #834
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mt.lemmon ride

like to meet up with you guys in florence.Have not road with you guys but i think i could keep up and if not i know my way to the top of the lemmon.Just let me know where and what time.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:30 PM   #835
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Thanks everybody! Yes I was looking into that intermediate riders course but you need to supply the bike for those...aaannd I would need a little more time in the saddle to take the klr to something like that. I am very interested in trying a TW200 though! Easier to get confidence in this crazy shifting business without the threat of impromptu wheelies.
Congrats on the new bike! Hope the meetup was fun!
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:15 PM   #836
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On Line mapping

What is the best way to research trails? I have looked at Google, Mapquest and the others but wonder if you might have a better way.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:58 PM   #837
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:58 PM   #838
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What is the best way to research trails? I have looked at Google, Mapquest and the others but wonder if you might have a better way.

GoogleMaps for looking at the aerial/satellite photos. If it's in a low quality image area I'll use TerraServer as a backup (B&W only).

Terraserver also has topo maps.

Mapsource to plot the route.

Usually have three windows open at a time and cross reference back and forth.

Even with all the pre-planning, I've been put on route planning probation several times.


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Old 08-21-2009, 07:38 PM   #839
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Backside Mt. Lemmon Saturday Morning

Anyone interested in going up the backside of Mt. Lemmon on Saturday morning? Depending on the weather, I'm thinking of heading up around 7:30 in the morning from Oro Valley.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #840
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What is the best way to research trails? I have looked at Google, Mapquest and the others but wonder if you might have a better way.
I have a great way to 'research' trails...

1) Get on bike. Start it.

2) Point it in a direction of interest and RIDE!




I try not to beat myself to death using maps and GPS software. It takes too much fun out of the ride for me (although it would be different if I really had to dial in an itinerary). The GPS comes along on most rides I do, but it's mainly used for finding POI and marking waypoints.... and sometimes for finding my way back to camp.


richmo:

I may be riding the control road tomorrow, but it won't be from Oro Valley, and it won't be at 0730. I'll be riding through Reddington instead. If I don't see you out there, have a great ride!

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