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Old 06-14-2014, 09:54 PM   #4141
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I did not get very many pics and none of them are very exciting...










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Old 06-16-2014, 02:51 PM   #4142
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I am taking Wednesday and Thursday off work this week. Does anyone want to ride up to Rose Canyon Lake campground Wednesday and camp overnight, then head back home Thursday morning to beat the heat?

I just put SM wheels on my DR, so I won't be hitting any dirt, but the twisty road up lemon looks really cool and camping at elevation should be really nice this time of year.

Post up or PM if anyone is interested.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:05 PM   #4143
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Batman,

Thanks for all the details and I am glad you are OK.

I just got back in town after a great time in Colorado and need to get caught up.

Take Care
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Bill and all the others I ride with. You guys have been great at entertaining us snowbirds the past several years and we all appreciate that. If you ever want to get out of the heat and experience some great North West riding during the summer I'll set you up for the the time of your life. Hardcore or relaxed, I have it covered. See you around Christmas again!



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Old 06-18-2014, 08:13 PM   #4144
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Sounds Great

Ron,

It is great to here from you and love the pics

If I had any vacation time I would take you up on you generous offer but I think I am stuck in the heat for the summer

When you come back to town lets put a plan together a plan for next year as I have always wanted to see the North West.

I wanted to do a ride for this weekend but it looks like I am stuck doing work at home but definitely want to ride Sat the 28 if anyone is available. Anywhere up North is good with me.

Maybe Wade can help us with a plan if you are free.

Take care
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:50 PM   #4145
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Hey, Ron,

That second photo you posted looks like a dream to me! :-) Riding on the beach mmmmmmmm.

Thanks for all your kind comments, and for reading my blog. PM me any time.

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Old 06-19-2014, 07:23 PM   #4146
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I rode up to Mount Lemmon last night and camped at Rose Canyon Lake. I had my SM wheels on my bike, but after doing the ride I would really like to take the dirt down the backside of Lemmon.

Here is a picture from Catalina State Park.



My bike only averaged 45 mpg. I think going 75 the majority of the ride and the wide hips really cut down on my gas mileage. Catalina Hwy was a beautiful road. 32 miles of smooth twisties.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:42 PM   #4147
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Nice! It's been 20 years since I've been up Mt. Lemon... before the fire.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:18 AM   #4148
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I just had to post this one....

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:36 AM   #4149
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:16 PM   #4150
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Thanks for posting. That guy is dedicated.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:04 PM   #4151
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Not bad

I am thinking most of that will buff right out....
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:41 PM   #4152
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Mt Lemmon Ride July 25/26

I am riding with some friends to camp at Mt Lemmon again in the end of July.

My buddies ride Harleys, so the plan is to slab it down from Mesa to the top of Mt Lemmon and camp at Rose Canyon Lake. If I can get an ADV Rider to come on the ride, I am interested in taking the dirt down the East Side of the mountain and then come up dirt back to Florence via San Pedro River Road, Barkerville Road, and the Florence Kelvin Highway.

Let me know if anyone is interested.

The plan will be to leave early Friday morning from Mesa and then head back early Saturday morning to beat the heat.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:34 PM   #4153
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Mini Cooper? I think not.

That didn't sound like any Mini Cooper I've ever heard!

"A" for effort though...
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:12 AM   #4154
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Guys:

I'm having a little bit of drama with getting what I need from Happy Trails (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988595) for a trip I'm taking, starting July 3rd.

Not trying to cross-post or sow drama or anything, just putting that there for reference so I don't have to explain twice.

Things are down to the wire despite my best efforts to acquire the right gear since May.


I may not have side racks for my Tiger when it's time to put the kickstand up and take off. I've got a tail rack and tail case, and I've got no pillion coming with me on this trip.

Does anyone have a large Giant Loop or similar rackless wrap-around bag that would fit a Tiger 800 they would be willing to lend or sell or rent? I'd be gone from July 3rd to the 13th. I won't know if I'll need the GL until Saturday, when I try to install everything. Or is there a vendor here in town that stocks GL or comparable rackless bags?
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:25 AM   #4155
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Here is a picture of a bag my wife sewed. Works great and cost about 30 bucks to make.
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