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Old 11-20-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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Just moved down here not too long ago. Any big rides or events coming up? or anyone down to go for a ride?
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:55 AM   #2
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I would like to the know the same Jus moved here to and have the urge to go and ride around
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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Best ride is in Tucson - Mt Lemmon..
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #4
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How are the condition of the roads?
Lots of curves?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #5
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It's the best ride ur gonna find in AZ, roads are great. condition are awesome.LOTS of turns.. To be exact - believe its 26 miles total... Pull it up on google map, zoom in and u can see how bad ass it is..

Once u ride Mt. Lemmon, everything else sucks and falls short.. Second best I would say would be yarnell to Prescott then up to Jerome... That's a pretty good ride - but again, it's no Mt. Lemmon.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:40 AM   #6
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You forgot RT. 191 from Morenci to Alpine. Or its sister road, in New Mexico, RT. 180

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #7
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Br careful on the Jerome ride, sheriff posts up out there constantly for speeders. They also enforce the noise ordinance pretty harsh there. A decent ride is out to tortilla flats, Mt Lemon would be your best. But we have a lot of straight aways out here, so if you want some twisties you'll have to go north. I heard the back way to Flagstaff is pretty good too.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #8
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Anybody from AZ know the current weather conditions on Mt. Lemmon and is there a gas station at the summit or along the way? I'm driving through this week and bringing my motard...would love to hit it up!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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Br careful on the Jerome ride, sheriff posts up out there constantly for speeders. They also enforce the noise ordinance pretty harsh there. A decent ride is out to tortilla flats, Mt Lemon would be your best. But we have a lot of straight aways out here, so if you want some twisties you'll have to go north. I heard the back way to Flagstaff is pretty good too.
I have to disagree - unless something changed in the past 4 months -

Tortilla flats (and south mountain) are ALWAYS crowded and have a ton of spots with sand and dirt...


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Anybody from AZ know the current weather conditions on Mt. Lemmon and is there a gas station at the summit or along the way? I'm driving through this week and bringing my motard...would love to hit it up!
There is a gas station (I think QT) right near the bottom before u head up mt Lemmon hwy


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You forgot RT. 191 from Morenci to Alpine. Or its sister road, in New Mexico, RT. 180

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I have not been out their yet - I have heard that is a bad ass ride (Morenco to Alpine) or vice versa
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:36 PM   #10
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road conditions are pretty bad on 191 not maintained very well and lots of tarbabies/gravel went down in june there wrecked my hypermotard!went off the side of the cliff bike stayed on road 55+ highside
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #11
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So it's Mt Lemmon that takes the crown!
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:32 PM   #12
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Been looking at mt. lemmon on the maps for hours. I want to hit it up but i have no clue if there is snow/ice up there right now. I will be in that area this wednesday/thursday.......maybe I can call the ski area up top on the summit?
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #13
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looks like 30.5 miles one way from the gas station on tanque verde and catalina to the summit...I believe that is the nearest fuel stop to the mountain.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #14
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mt.lemmon is pretty sweet but has a speed trap usually and had a friend get nailed there pretty hard by 5.0..had bike taken and went to jail for criminal speeding..so take her easy up there and dont speed and definitely have a radar detector!...still think 89a takes the crown especially the spars section...only a couple spots where 5.0 hangs out and after 5pm that place is yours!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #15
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Thanks for the heads up...ill watch the speeds on Lemmon. Will be there tomorrow!
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Let us know how it is. I had zero trouble up there. Total of one cop when I went up their and he was at the bottom - but as always, gotta watch for them
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #17
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havent been up there in awhile...but that incident with my buddy was this summer on a sunday....we are doing a huge group ride sat doing winklemans loop and salt river canyon bout a group of 70 should be a mess!...its on meetup.com through the group twisted bikers...you guys should join up if you want to ride on group rides..i dont go as much anymore since i mainly ride track now but every once in awhile i do....
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:19 PM   #18
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I would. But unfortunately - I'm stuck in this shit hole state till middle of next month... Won't have my bike for another month after that... Damn it!
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:53 AM   #19
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Alright guys I made it up to Mt. Lemmon last week on my motard and had a blast!! Not a single cop along the entire route.

The roads were dry up until around 5 or 6,000ft.


The views were absolutely breathtaking. I felt like Jesus looking down on his creation below LOL






The snow took over at the summit but that wasn't a problem for the motard.


Dress warm for December...I wore a one piece brazos suit with a duck quilt lining, jeans and a tshirt under that, and my Alpinestar GP Pro gloves. I could have used an extra top layer like a hoodie or a jacket under the suit. My hands also got pretty cold at the top. Overall, it was an awesome ride. And the Raddisson on 6555 East Speedway, Tucson, AZ was very nice and only a few miles away from the mountain.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:06 PM   #20
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Yep! Exactly how I remember it - except, minus the snow. I rode it back in Aug... Glad you liked it....
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