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Seeking Rides South of Tucson

Posted By: InsaneDiego

Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 10/25/18 05:56 PM

Hi All, I'm going to be visiting Tucson/Sonoita at the end of NOV and will have my trusty XT with me. Planning day rides for three consecutive days with base camp near Hwy 82/83 intersection in Sonoita. Group of four riders, all out-of-towners, but with Tucson roots...

Any good trails/rides in that general area? Also near Patagoinia, Canelo etc. I'm planning to ride Greaterville/Madera Cyn and Las Cienegas, which appear to be pretty mellow trails, on one day.

Seeking up to/including intermediate trails. If you're local and want to lead a ride, please do! Thanks in advance for sharing, InsaneDiego
Posted By: rocmoc

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 10/26/18 02:54 PM

Greaterville (trail to the towers) & La Cienegas has the tough trails, some I take my SXS on but not the bike. Local National Forest Office has a map of the trails / forest roads. Some impassible! La Cienegas has trail map board on road as you enter with paper map to take with you. If they are all gone go to the little house behind the large farm house at the end of the road. The little house is the visitor's center has more maps. Maybe in the area myself after Thanksgiving. There are very scenic rides along the border. All kinds of signs warning about crossers but the Border Patrol is as thick as flies so no worries.

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
Posted By: InsaneDiego

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 10/29/18 10:37 PM

Thanks Rocmoc. Yes indeed this is a post-Thanksgiving ride, the last weekend of NOV. I sent you a PM, please check it out.

InsaneDiego
Posted By: rocmoc

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 10/29/18 11:47 PM

Check PM!

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
Posted By: InsaneDiego

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 10/30/18 10:20 PM

OK thanks.
Posted By: InsaneDiego

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 11/20/18 09:57 PM

Rocmoc - Looking fwd to riding So. AZ soon.

Thanks for the info.
Posted By: InsaneDiego

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/10/18 05:07 PM

Rocmoc - that was a great ride on Saturday, thanks for having me along. Really cool vistas and lots of mining remnants along the AZ/MX border. Now I know how you got your email handle! Look fwd to riding again soon with you and your AZ riding posse.

Regards
Posted By: Muniac

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/10/18 08:24 PM

Glad you guys hooked up, rode and enjoyed yourselves. That's what it's all about. Company on a trail ride is a lot safer too.
Posted By: Az4x4

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/11/18 12:33 AM


Originally Posted By: InsaneDiego
..Rocmoc - that was a great ride on Saturday, thanks for having me along...

Just wondering if you changed out the broken spoke(s) before heading to Arizona? Guessing you did, but don't know for sure..
Posted By: rocmoc

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/11/18 01:43 AM

Wish we could have rode more but company in town at a bad time. Next time warmer weather!

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
Posted By: rocmoc

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/11/18 01:45 AM

And I will get to ride the 4 stroke instead of 2, LOL! (brother rode the XT225 and I had to ride my PE175)

rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
Posted By: Muniac

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/11/18 04:27 PM

You should be able to look forward to 2-3 months of premium riding weather. Enjoy it and ride safely.
Posted By: InsaneDiego

Re: Seeking Rides South of Tucson - 12/11/18 07:56 PM

Yes Rocmoc, the "tour" cut into our riding time but was well worth it. After we returned together to the trailhead, as I mentioned, I was able to ride solo for an hour or so on some of the four-digit (more challenging terrain) trails before calling it a day. I believe one is called Italian Canyon, 4X71.

Thanks for taking one for the team - I'm sure you'll be quite at home once back on your trusty XT225. Ride together again soon!

Regards
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