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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 4-3-2014, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone here from Phoenix?

Hi folks, I'll be in Phoenix (Apache Junction) for a week from April 8. I was wondering if anyone in the area might have an old pedal bike (road bike) they would be willing to let me borrow for a couple days. I'm training for bike racing and am doing the Ride to Conquer Cancer so I would love to use the warm weather to continue training if I could.

Let me know, thanks.


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If my Vulcan is running by then, you can borrow mine

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Hey there,
attempting to revive this and to search for other riders in Arizona.

Lets ride
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How do you ride in Phoenix?
Weatherman says it was 114 there today!
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I wear heat out dry fit undershirt (longsleeved) and long johns under my gear. I am more worried about the 2 week monsoon season than I am about the heat.
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I used to live in Phoenix. I'd say the best in town ride is up South Mountain.
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Well tomorrow is supposed to be much cooler than the last week or so. A really good ride is head east on the 60 up to Superior. Then turn south on highway 177 and ride down to the t-intersection in Winkleman. Stop at the gas station right there and have snack and/or drink. Lots of Tucson riders come up and stop there also, so always other riders to talk to, and bikes to look at. After your break head north east on highway 77 all the way up to highway 70 just east of Globe. Go west through Globe, Miami, and Claypool, through Top of the World and back into Superior. That is a ride I first rode back in the late 1970's, and still do once in a while. People call it The Winkleman Loop now and it's about 100 miles in length from Superior, or about 200 miles total from east Phoenix or Tempe area. It's all twisty and curvy with lots of elevation changes. I think a couple places are 4500 ft elevation.
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Sorry if you already know about this ride, and I bet you do if you've been in AZ long. But it's so good I thought I'd recommend it.
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I have done that ride before. I do want to start more north though and to venture around Sedona and Flagstaff to get out of the heat a little bit. That does sound like a pretty good ride to do again and venture around and meet others. I have only been here for a year and am trying to find more sports bike guys around my age since the dude I do ride with rides a BMW.
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I used to live in Phoenix. I'd say the best in town ride is up South Mountain.
Yes, South Mountain, all the way to the tv towers!
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