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post #1 of 39 Old 07-11-2013, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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I know it's hot out these times of the year but if you leave at 6 AM you can probably make it up South Mountain and back or maybe out to the end of the pavement in Tortilla Flats.


Anyways, I like taking weekend day rides ideally with some twisties. Riding alone just isn't as much fun!

I'm going to one of these places on Saturday if anyone wants to meet up for a ride!
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If you ever want to get out of the heat and you decide to head to Flagstaff, let me know!

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I know it's hot out these times of the year but if you leave at 6 AM you can probably make it up South Mountain and back or maybe out to the end of the pavement in Tortilla Flats.


Anyways, I like taking weekend day rides ideally with some twisties. Riding alone just isn't as much fun!

I'm going to one of these places on Saturday if anyone wants to meet up for a ride!
Surprisingly, even though I'm in Tennessee I've been to the top of South Mountain where the view is magnificent and to the end of the pavement in Tortilla Flats where the walls are papered with money at the only restaurant in town and the creek runs across the road.

The heat is tough there this time of year but you make up for it all winter while the rest of the USA is frozen. I was there in February once. 20 degrees at home and 70 there.

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^^ that's cool that you've made it out here, I'd like to take the rest of the Apache Trail on my Wee and I'm sure someday I will. Those two rides are the best twisties that close rides to the city. Both of those rides are under 100 miles for me so I know them quite well and my Wee has already seen them both in the 12 days I've owned it.

This morning was nice, it was 84 when I left the house at 6:30 and 94 when I came back in. Light traffic the whole and I was able to sneak past the couple of cars that were in my way.

I've almost hit the 500 mile mark and enjoying the bike more with every mile! I'll post some pics in a bit.

As for Flagstaff I'm really looking forward to the ride and I'll send a note. The ride up through Jerome and Oak Creak Canyon is fantastic and I'm really looking forward to that ride. I'm also looking forward to some rides around the rim. Now I've got a machine I can easily cary my wife on I'll be taking some longer trips. I just need to get her a backrest but I'm not sure If I'll be able to get out with her on the back until September.
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^^ that's cool that you've made it out here, I'd like to take the rest of the Apache Trail on my Wee and I'm sure someday I will. Those two rides are the best twisties that close rides to the city. Both of those rides are under 100 miles for me so I know them quite well and my Wee has already seen them both in the 12 days I've owned it.
I've been there several times. I have a friend in Phoenix that I visit from time to time. I flew out there in early 2009 and we rode to the Hearst Castle and then rode around the Phoenix area for a few days. I also rode her DL1000 from Nashville to Phoenix, by way of Colorado and Utah, in late 2009. Beautiful country out there, absolutely gorgeous in places.

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Taking the back way into Prescott through Wickenburg/Yarnell (yes, THAT Yarnell) is also a fantastic, twisty ride. It's a longer ride than some, but for those of us living in the N/W valley it's the closest good ride around.


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Taking the back way into Prescott through Wickenburg/Yarnell (yes, THAT Yarnell) is also a fantastic, twisty ride. It's a longer ride than some, but for those of us living in the N/W valley it's the closest good ride around.


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I've only taken the 10 up to Wickenburg and then drove back to phoenix. I'm on the east side of the valley.

I do a lot of solo rides and wouldn't mind merging up with other people.

I took a trek up towards bartlett lake yesterday, I haven't been up that way since all the construction was finished and had a great ride. I rode up to the end of the road, back down the the lake and back up to the end of the road before heading back. I'll be taking this route some more.

Wholly mosquitos! It was raining bugs, My bike and helmet were completely caked with insects, it was by far the most bugs I've ever driven through in my life! Of course sitting in the parking lot of the lake are two HDs with helmet-less riders. How they ride through things like bugs and rain I'll never know. I need that layer of protection from the environment!
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I will just throw out an offer here too that if anyone finds that hey want to ride south, I can show them some very scenic roads in southern AZ. Just south of Tucson as well as east and south are good bets. Not tons of twisty roads but lots of beautiful mountain scenery. Bring a g/f or wife along for the ride and she will thank you for it later!
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post #10 of 39 Old 07-27-2013, 08:22 PM
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On the weekends I don't have my kids, I'm game for some rides!!
I usually only ride to and from work since the only other two guys I know whom owned bikes, sold them.
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