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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2016, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Another ride up Mt Lemmon

We tied the record high for the day on Tuesday and I rode to the top of Mt Lemmon (about 8,000 ft) with a motorcycle club from one of the retirement communities. All retired, old guys/gals like me. There were 18 rigs, mostly HD's, a couple GoldWings and me on the V650. The high up there was 72 degrees and the ride was beautiful. It is a very twisty road with elevation gain of about 5,500 feet in 25 miles. I rode in 3rd or 4th position all the time, so got to lean in to a couple of the turns. The guys (and gals) from this club are all very friendly and of course have a great range of motorcycle stories. I never thought about it, but one guy said "This ride should be on every riders bucket list". Thinking about that, I would have to agree.
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Forty years away from 2 wheel fun. Sure is great to be back smelling the roses!!!
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That is a fun ride. I've done it half a dozen times, both with groups and alone. I still haven't ridden up from the Oracle side, but I plan to once I get some dual sport tires mounted. I just finished a bunch of service this weekend (oil & filter, fork bushings and seals, valve clearances, spark plugs, and air filter) so I'm at least back on the road.
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...I never thought about it, but one guy said "This ride should be on every riders bucket list". Thinking about that, I would have to agree.
Chuck - you COULD ride up Mt Lemmon from the N...!

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That is a fun ride. I've done it half a dozen times, both with groups and alone. I still haven't ridden up from the Oracle side, but I plan to once I get some dual sport tires mounted....
Rode up from Oracle "TWO-UP" (!!!) last November.

Mount Lemmon near Tucson, AZ

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I just got my dual sport tires in today. Mitas E07 Dakar for the back and TKC80 for the front. I'll try and get them on tomorrow, and then I should be ready for a few rides while I build my skid plate and engine guards.
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I just did a ride up Mt Lemmon back in early March. Went with a friend who lives in Tucson. Agree, definitely a bucket list ride. We also rode up Kitt Peak and out to Nogales. I borrowed his FZ6R and a few stints on his Interceptor.

The views are amazing and we had very light traffic. Weather wasn't the warmest, high 40's at the top.

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