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Sounds cool. I'm North central Phx,

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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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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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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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I know Lanny (biglefti) is on another ride Saturday, so he's likely out. Had a good ride to Roosevelt with him and a buddy of his on Tuesday - that dude can FLY on the gravel.
 

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Indeed, a great ride day, great group of guys. Eddie earned the 'fast' part of his screen name, and is indeed the route guru. Wear sunglasses when you ride with him because the rare times he uses the brakes, those lights on the back of his bike may burn out your retinas. Joey likes his throttle pretty good too, I could see him itching to pull a wheelie on the freeway. And no - he didn't pull a gun on anyone. Skip's not yet an inmate here, but another solid dude on a bike - a lifetime on 2 wheels, smooth and in control all the way.

Thanks guys, let's get to work on another ride in '17.

Arizona could be one of the best places in the US to cure cabin fever, snow blindness and sundry other winter-related afflictions best treated with throttle.... come on down!
 
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