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    10 days vacation, where should i ride?

    got 10 days off from work....driving from norcal to arizona...where should i ride?
    preferably from 1-2 spots....dont' want to drive that much

    im a xc guy, 3 hour rides, 4000 feet is normal....4 days a week...

    thanks all!

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    Are you asking where to ride once you get to Phoenix or where to ride between norcal and Phoenix?


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    im looking at taking a bike trip...somewhere in the western states....if i go to oregon or arizona, or colorado its all good....
    im just looking for advice as to making just 1 or 2 stops...i don't want to travel to 9 different trailheads....so if i can get advice as to a place that has multiple rides from one place
    thanks

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    10 days,,, all in a row?

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    not to be a smartass, but yes all in a row..most people take vacations in a row...id love to see the look on my boss's face when i tell him i want 3 days, then 2 then 3 then 2...etc....

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    Go down the backside of the Sierras;
    Tahoe 1 day, then drive to:
    Mammoth, spend maybe 2 days, then drive to:
    Maybe Ruby Mtns (if they have trails) or somewhere similar near Ely in Nevada, there are some interesting places around there. Spend a day here, then a day of driving. Then probably cottonwood canyon and surrounding areas in UT. Then head due south and try to hit up Flagstaff, you might have a good day left for this if you plan it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seoulriding View Post
    not to be a smartass, but yes all in a row..most people take vacations in a row...id love to see the look on my boss's face when i tell him i want 3 days, then 2 then 3 then 2...etc....
    the only thing i miss about working for someone else is playing mind**** games with management...

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    Moab, Flagstaff, Sedona, and some Colorado. Maybe a Whole Enchilada is in order? Crested Butte is killer and the stuff around Monarch Pass I hear is sweet, maybe Durango?

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Are you asking where to ride once you get to Phoenix or where to ride between norcal and Phoenix?


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    I thought the OP posted a question about AZ riding. In rereading the 1st post, I see no meantion of PHX.

    PHX brainwashing at work here?
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    If you're heading this way soon, then your best options are the high-country rides. In
    other words, I'd suggest avoiding rides in the desert, due to the heat.

    High country options would be Flagstaff and areas along the Mollogon Rim, such as Pine
    Top / Lakeside / Show Low.

    Both of those areas have a boatload of great riding this time of year. I think Prescott may
    also have some good stuff, though I've yet to experience it.

    And though it's not XC, per se, I'd also suggest that if you can stand a somewhat hotter
    climate, hit the Sedona / Oak Creek area trails.

    Use weather.com or the like to see what the forecasts will be for these various suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick View Post
    I thought the OP posted a question about AZ riding. In rereading the 1st post, I see no meantion of PHX.

    PHX brainwashing at work here?

    If you look at the link i posted it covers more than just phoenix.

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    There a plenty of great suggestions in the west -- but keeping it simple and not driving all over I would hit Sedona week1 and Flagstaff week2 and some do some rim rides or Prescott inbetween if that's not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    If you look at the link i posted it covers more than just phoenix.
    If I look at the words that you wrote:

    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    Are you asking where to ride once you get to Phoenix or where to ride between norcal and Phoenix?
    ...you assumed PHX twice in the same sentence!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick View Post
    If I look at the words that you wrote:



    ...you assumed PHX twice in the same sentence!
    If anyone would have said Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Payson, Williams or Pinetop would you have been as bent?

    Chill out dude. Why Tucsonans get so bent about Phoenix I will never understand. I blame the Arizona Daily Sun and CAP water and the traffic in Tucson.

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    No chit... what put all the sand in his mangina?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seoulriding View Post
    not to be a smartass, but yes all in a row..most people take vacations in a row...id love to see the look on my boss's face when i tell him i want 3 days, then 2 then 3 then 2...etc....


    My boss would love that! He would be like "You are hereby approved to take the next 3 weekends off work..."
    Check my pulse...

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    let me know if you are in Prescott, i'd be happy to point out some routes on map and lead a ride, if my schedule allows.

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    Go to Crested Butte. you can ride 10 different trails and have a blast. With close to 4000 feet of climbing on each ride. Crested Butte is a cool town. Hit the secret stash for a fig pizza after your ride. Temps are right on also.. 60's and 70's..
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