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Arizona Riders Meet Thread

Hello all, I decided to try and start a new AZ group ride thread since the ones I've found are pretty old. I'm looking to meet with some riders in my area who are interested in some on and/or off-road riding. I'm located in the Tempe area. Rides I'd like to do in the near future, Pacific Coast Highway through CA. Jerome, Tombstone..etc PLease feel free to befriend me and comment here if you're open for some AZ riding.


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Sounds cool. I'm North central Phx,

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COULD work, but I will 'pass' on the CA riding....

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Sounds cool. I'm North central Phx,

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Nice. Hope to meet up soon. In the process of a few mods so I'll be looking to hit the road soon. Do you ride this time of year much?
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COULD work, but I will 'pass' on the CA riding....
Cali no good to ride into? Have tryouts done the PCH before?
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I do when I can, but I haven't done any bigger trips this year. I've been prepping the bike for more gravel, and just this week got back out - nice in the cooler weather. I've been thinking about Jerome and some other day trips, might point south during the winter and check out some of the rides around Tucson. I haven't done any camping off the bike yet, that's in the works too this spring. I also want to do Coronado Trail this spring, though I'm seriously averse to 'long weekend' rides in traffic, and thankfully can usually ride mid-week.

I lived in Thousand Oaks for 9 years, did lots of riding along Mulholland, PCH, HWY 23S (favorite lunch time ride) and wanted to see Yosemite / Sierras but never made the time. I rode a cruiser then so my max was about 3 hours, but loved the twisties in CA. I don't have a ton of free time, so my primary focus is closer to home, and there's lots of great riding in AZ - particularly gravel roads exploring all over the state. Fast Eddie is probably the guru on this type of local riding, and he's posted a couple ride reports recently. My local ambition is mostly 1-2 day rides, camp or occasionally hotel overnight.

I'll PM you my contact info, perhaps we can meet up once you're back on the bike.
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I do when I can, but I haven't done any bigger trips this year. I've been prepping the bike for more gravel, and just this week got back out - nice in the cooler weather. I've been thinking about Jerome and some other day trips, might point south during the winter and check out some of the rides around Tucson. I haven't done any camping off the bike yet, that's in the works too this spring. I also want to do Coronado Trail this spring, though I'm seriously averse to 'long weekend' rides in traffic, and thankfully can usually ride mid-week.

I lived in Thousand Oaks for 9 years, did lots of riding along Mulholland, PCH, HWY 23S (favorite lunch time ride) and wanted to see Yosemite / Sierras but never made the time. I rode a cruiser then so my max was about 3 hours, but loved the twisties in CA. I don't have a ton of free time, so my primary focus is closer to home, and there's lots of great riding in AZ - particularly gravel roads exploring all over the state. Fast Eddie is probably the guru on this type of local riding, and he's posted a couple ride reports recently. My local ambition is mostly 1-2 day rides, camp or occasionally hotel overnight.

I'll PM you my contact info, perhaps we can meet up once you're back on the bike.
Sounds good to me, I think we are pretty much into the same type of riding. I'm definitely looking to explore more of AZ. My V will be set up for dirt roads, gravel and some light trails shortly. I'm not looking to go to crazy off road but I'd like to find some cool places to explore.
Fast Eddie is definitely someone I'd like to tag along with at some point.


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...Fast Eddie is definitely someone I'd like to tag along with at some point.
Make SURE you can ride SLOW then....

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Sounds good to me, I think we are pretty much into the same type of riding. I'm definitely looking to explore more of AZ. My V will be set up for dirt roads, gravel and some light trails shortly. I'm not looking to go to crazy off road but I'd like to find some cool places to explore.
Fast Eddie is definitely someone I'd like to tag along with at some point.
HA HA HA Ha Ha - if not on the motorcycle, how did Fast Eddie get his name???
I don't ride off road, but I do know the best doughnuts, breakfast places and dive bar food from Florence south. So, count me in if you ride down this way. I will PM you with my e-mail address.

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IF we were gonna meet for a lunch and a visit, I think I'd suggest the "River Bottom Bar and Grill" in Florence, and NOT because I live a few miles away. River Bottom Bar & Grill - Home It's pretty much central to Tucson and Phoenix, good riding both directions, and the menu is pretty good. Another place that could 'fill-the-bill' is the "San Tan Flat Steakhouse" in Queen Creek. san-tan-flat

I meet some Tucson riders (Chuck = cjcintucson = and a couple of buddies) at the River Bottom, and go to San Tan Flat at least once a month.

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Awesome. Looking forward to meeting up with you fellas.
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How about working on a date? Either of Ed's suggestions, who can/wants to do a weekday or a weekend?

I suggest 16th or 17th - any takers?

Certainly open to other dates/times.

Ed - can you take the lead on a ride from there?
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How about working on a date? Either of Ed's suggestions, who can/wants to do a weekday or a weekend?

I suggest 16th or 17th - any takers?

Certainly open to other dates/times.

Ed - can you take the lead on a ride from there?
Weekend works better for me, I work a 9-5 mon-fri.
I'm pretty sure I can do that Saturday. I'd love to do some light off road trails or dirt roads to test these new tires if possible.


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How about working on a date? Either of Ed's suggestions, who can/wants to do a weekday or a weekend?

I suggest 16th or 17th - any takers?

Certainly open to other dates/times.

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Weekend works better for me, I work a 9-5 mon-fri.
I'm pretty sure I can do that Saturday. I'd love to do some light off road trails or dirt roads to test these new tires if possible.
MY calendar is 'open' both dates, so, if you plan the 17th (Saturday) - we could meet at the RiverBottom around 1100, have lunch, then (for those that are willing to do a short bit of 'dirt', say 10 miles...), we could replicate the ride I posted to the Ray Mine. For the Phoenix guys - at the Florence Junction on 60 you'd continue W on 60 to home, while the Tucson boys follow me S on 79 towards Florence from the Florence Junction.

Riding to the Ray Mine in AZ

As long as it has NOT rained just before (in which case I WILL NOT ride the MUD [dirt road]...), IMHO it's NOT a tough road to ride, even on street rubber.

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17th works for me, starting point and timing as suggested good, ride good....

Note - I live with an erratic, and sometimes last minute schedule so I occasionally need to bail out last minute. Failing any work interruptions, I'm in.
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17th works for me, starting point and timing as suggested good, ride good....

Note - I live with an erratic, and sometimes last minute schedule so I occasionally need to bail out last minute. Failing any work interruptions, I'm in.
I second what Joe said. All of it. Erratic schedule is not as bad this time of year though. I'll be heading that way from Tempe
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DRAT!! I will be in Show Low the 16-18, probably freezing my butt off. Sorry I have to miss it, hope to see you the next time. Chuck
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DRAT!! I will be in Show Low the 16-18, probably freezing my butt off. Sorry I have to miss it, hope to see you the next time. Chuck
"DRAT!! I will be in Show Low the 16-18, probably freezing my SORRY butt off...." See, Chuck, NOW it's properly written, w/ words in the RIGHT order....



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As this "meet" is set for Saturday (17th Dec) at 1130 - anyone else IN...?

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17th works for me, starting point and timing as suggested good, ride good....

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