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post #1 of 7 Old Oct 9th, 2012, 9:16 pm Thread Starter
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Ride to Jerome AZ from Tucson Oct 13, 2012

KSU, Kick Stand Up, at 7AM this Sat, Oct13, at Bisbee Breakfast Club, 4131 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ.

Spend the night in Cottonwood AZ. Breakfast in Jerome at 7AM; ride to Sedona, up Oak Creek Canyon, down to Camp Verde to Payson for lunch; head back to Tucson after lunch.

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Re: Ride to Jerome AZ from Tucson Oct 13, 2012

Isn't that like a day ride??


Just rode from Colorado Springs to Phoenix in 13 hours.....

Why am I here and what day is it??
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Re: Ride to Jerome AZ from Tucson Oct 13, 2012

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Isn't that like a day ride??


Just rode from Colorado Springs to Phoenix in 13 hours.....
That means you probable came through Santa Fe! If you're ever in the area, look me up, do a little riding, and get some eatin' done!


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That means you probable came through Santa Fe! If you're ever in the area, look me up, do a little riding, and get some eatin' done!
We really need to slow down on our rides!!

Blew through your neck of the wood in about 10 minutes. When darling says "Lets go home!" that's all you can do.....

Just in too much of a hurry to get back to the critters and our own bed. Next on the list is to pick an area and spend a couple of weeks there.

Would love to see some of the art community and just hang in your town...

Why am I here and what day is it??
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Re: Ride to Jerome AZ from Tucson Oct 13, 2012

We left Tucson late, around 8:30. One member in this ride has a tank that is just over 2 gallons, She gets between 50 and 60 mpg. To be on the safe side the group hits a gas station around 90-100 miles.

If the speed lomit is 65 we travel at 70 mph. For speed limit we travel at 75 mph so that the trikes can keep pace and it allows the Burgman, if he is in the group, to keep pace until we go up hills. On the down slope or on flat runs the burgman catches up.

I think we covered just about every type of scenery we have in AZ by the end of the second day. From Jerome we headed up to Oak canyon, to the southern part of Flagsstaf where we headed down 17 to Camp Verde, over to Payson for lunch at the airport. After lunch we rode past Saguaro Lake (Who knew!! Water in AZ?!!), through Mesa, San Tan Valley, through Coolidge through Picacho onto 10 South back home.

I dropped my LT in Cottonwood at the Giant Gas station. I didn't notice that there was a slight downwards slope on my left because it was in a shadow. When she went down the slope was enough that the black wing wasn't long enough to support her, so she wound up with her rear wheel in the air. While the left mirror popped off, the black inner section, where the sprin and holes are thta the three ball type studs pop into, broke off.

The station had a small roll of "Red Green's Fix-All", silver colored duct tape, so I taped the mirror back on ad finished the day's ride.

Because a cool front rolled through AZ over the weekend the highest temp we hit was only in the upper 80s-lower 90s. Through the pine forrests of Oak Creek Canyon, aprox 7K above sea level, the near mid day temp sank to 60F.

I tried to load some pixs but each one is too large. If I switch OS, from Ubuntu to Windowz, i can resize and load some later.

Pixs of the ride are on the "FreeWheeler's" site, trip to Jerome:
http://www.meetup.com/TucsonFreewhee...ccess=uploaded

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Oh. Another Eclectic group of riders is headed out to Silver City this comming weelend.

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Re: Ride to Jerome AZ from Tucson Oct 13, 2012

On an up comming trip Rudy this group will be spending two nights in ABQ as they head to a restuarant that was used in a comedy about middle aged riders. I think the trip is in April?

I've been kicking around hitting Santa Fe instead of ABQ on the first night. If you don't have anything going on that weekend there isn't any reason why you can't ride with everyone.

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Re: Ride to Jerome AZ from Tucson Oct 13, 2012

Bob,,
You went though Jerome and didn't stop at the Asylum, I thought that was a required stop?

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