Ride up Mt. Lemmon

Discussion in 'Road Trips/Touring' started by SilverFoXD, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Active Member Contributor

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    Just completed a two day ride through southern Arizona, culminating with a ride up the 25 miles of the Catalina Highway to the summit of Mt. Lemmon.

    Mt. Lemmon is a tad over 9,000 ft high and the temperature read 29* at the top. No black ice, like another rider posted, but there was some snowmelt on the road. Not much motorcycle traffic traffic but a lot of bicycles. The restaurant at the summit, the Iron Door, was busy, the food was excellent, and the fireplace very welcome.

    Here are some photos from the ride.
     

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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Great pixs! Looks like a ride I would like to take in the summer.
     
  3. Shifter

    Shifter Active Member

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    That fireplace at the Iron Door ia a great place to sit and relax around! Great ride. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. marcus22

    marcus22 Junior Member

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    thank you! the pictures look great. we need more post like this to get us northerners through the winter:D
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Thanks Tank, maybe this summer you can show me the ride!
     
  6. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Thats some great scenery
     
  7. SilverFoXD

    SilverFoXD Active Member Contributor

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    I'll second the offer by The Tank. We've got some great rides to show and share. :rider
     
  8. DakotaRob

    DakotaRob Active Member

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    Great pictures, thanks for sharing them! I'm hoping to rent a bike when we go to Tucson to see family next Thanksgiving. I did that a couple years ago and had a great time.
     
  9. DakotaRob

    DakotaRob Active Member

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    Will do! I Just have to get the funding request for a rental approved by the budget committee (aka the wife). :s