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Old 02-19-2013, 06:20 PM   #1456
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My wife got a severe weather alert on her phone about 1hr ago...Blizzard conditions until 11pm tomorrow...

Do they give snow days in the desert?
We got one of those, too. If there is significant snow (read 2 inches) on the pavement, they may close the county for the day (or until it melts). It's happened once while I was here.

It was only a little windy on the way home
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #1457
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I flew back here today and got a blizzard warning on my phone about an hour after I arrived! Not what I was hoping for, but the temps sure felt good today - it was 25F when I left Maine this morning and we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground there.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:43 PM   #1458
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How long you in town for?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #1459
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I flew back here today and got a blizzard warning on my phone about an hour after I arrived! Not what I was hoping for, but the temps sure felt good today - it was 25F when I left Maine this morning and we still have a couple feet of snow on the ground there.
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How long you in town for?
D, I still have those disks of our July ride in my truck somewhere...I fear they might be scratched at this point, but we could see. Let me know.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:05 AM   #1460
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This is actually my second trip out here in the past month. I left ME on an R1100GS on January 19th and arrived in AZ eight days and 3,400 miles later after stopping in FL for three days to visit my other brother. I was here for a little over a week, but didn't have much time for riding, though I did take a couple short last minute rides. I spent a few days helping my brother with some things, did a complete service on the DR650, including steering stem bearings, and had a few other things to do to get ready for a trip to Baja with my wife.


I flew back to ME for a couple weeks and this time I brought my wife out with me for the first time. She's the reason for the GS - we're heading to Baja in a couple days after I get some new tires on it and take a little test ride to make sure we're all set.

We'll be flying back to ME on March 11th, but we'll probably be in Baja most of the time if all goes well. One of these days I'd love to get out for a ride with you guys again.

lightfighter - Can't thank you enough for showing me around the first time I came out here last year. That really helped me get off to a great start exploring southeast AZ. I've ridden through Montezuma Pass so many times since then I've lost count - still love it. And, I've been back to Gathering Grounds in Patagonia several times - love that place!
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:14 AM   #1461
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Did the Huachuca mtn loop yesterday over MTZ pass. Windy as all heck but a good time. Not a soul out there but two piggies on the road just over the pass. Anyone want to do some riding some time soon? If I don't start riding my XRL more often I'll probably end up selling it...
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #1462
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Monday good for anyone? Dirt road stuff, maybe stop along the way and mess with the clickers on a new to me KTM 690?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:45 PM   #1463
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Monday good for anyone? Dirt road stuff, maybe stop along the way and mess with the clickers on a new to me KTM 690?
Monday always sucks...

Oh, by the way I'm going for a ride in August... for 6 miles... on the salt...
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:53 AM   #1464
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Brian, let me know where you end up with your settings, other than adding preload on the back, I haven't changed mine much from out of the box.


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Old 02-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #1465
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Brian, let me know where you end up with your settings, other than adding preload on the back, I haven't changed mine much from out of the box.
Yeah, but you actually know how to ride.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:16 AM   #1466
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Monday good for anyone? Dirt road stuff, maybe stop along the way and mess with the clickers on a new to me KTM 690?
Starting a new position on Monday... Weekends will have to be it for a while.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:57 PM   #1467
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I can't swing this Monday...stupid work getting in the way again.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:07 PM   #1468
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i can relate.



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Old 02-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #1469
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Ta duh! Long weekend!!!

Anyone up for Saturday?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #1470
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Ta duh! Long weekend!!!

Anyone up for Saturday?
Where to and how far between gas stops?
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