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    where's the good ridin'???

    never ridden in arizona, but will be there next month.

    where are the best trails in the state?

    any epic stuff there?

    bringing two bikes, a 6 inch dually and a rigid 29er fixed scorcher, so i'm up for ANYTHING.
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    Desert Classic in Phoenix is a must!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azepicriderandrunner
    Desert Classic in Phoenix is a must!
    Peshaw! If you're going to do one ride in Arizona, Shirley, it has to be Fantasy Island.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    monogod, them peeps are pulling your leg.

    check out the visitor's sticky at the top of the page and check this forum for posted rides when you get here. there are many great folk here that will welcome you to come along. of course, it'll be HOT next month...and the one after that...and the one after that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    it'll be HOT next month
    Where? In AZ?

    (in order; Flagstaff, Williams, Prescott, Candy Mountain)
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    Mono,

    Skinny and azepic are cranking yer chain. That is, they are joking about those two trails. They are not even close the best Arizona rides. They are among the most mundane. Some people think that you must read the vistor thread first before asking for trail advice. If you don't read it and say so in your post, the rednecks around here will give you a hard time. It is all in fun though, so please don't take it personally.

    Now, on to the topic at hand. I would say that the number one must do ride in Arizona is without a doubt the Papago Park trail system.
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    Donít forget the canal by Central Ave! Some of the best bum sightings and graffiti the city has to offer.


    Seriously, there are way too many good trails. How long will you be here? If you have time hit Goat Camp, SoMo, Black Canyon Trail, T100 for a good mix of tech/good singletrack while in the Phoenix area. If you have time to drive, Hit Jayemís trails and Sedona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Mono,

    Skinny and azepic are cranking yer chain. That is, they are joking about those two trails. They are not even close the best Arizona rides. They are among the most mundane. Some people think that you must read the vistor thread first before asking for trail advice. If you don't read it and say so in your post, the rednecks around here will give you a hard time. It is all in fun though, so please don't take it personally.

    Now, on to the topic at hand. I would say that the number one must do ride in Arizona is without a doubt the Papago Park trail system.
    guilty as charged for not reading the visitor's thread, so i guess i asked for it!

    on topic, that's the kind of info i'm looking for. i shall put that on my list!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA Monkeybutt
    Don’t forget the canal by Central Ave! Some of the best bum sightings and graffiti the city has to offer.


    Seriously, there are way too many good trails. How long will you be here? If you have time hit Goat Camp, SoMo, Black Canyon Trail, T100 for a good mix of tech/good singletrack while in the Phoenix area. If you have time to drive, Hit Jayem’s trails and Sedona.
    i'll be in the phoenix area for a few days, most likely from about the 11th-14th; but on sabbatical for around a week or so. or more if there's lots of good riding. that all to say, "yes" i'm up for heading to different places in az to car camp and ride.

    where are jayem's trails and sedona located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem
    Where? In AZ?

    (in order; Flagstaff, Williams, Prescott, Candy Mountain)
    oh yeah... that's what i'm talking about! i'll hit all of that... thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod

    where are jayem's trails and sedona located?
    jayem is in prescott, north of phoenix
    sedona is a bit further north, just south of flagstaff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboose
    jayem is in prescott, north of phoenix
    sedona is a bit further north, just south of flagstaff.
    shoot, that's only a couple inches away!
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    How come no one has mentioned Sodomy Gulch as the best "tail"...er, I mean trail in AZ???

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    we were waiting for an expert to bring that up

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogod
    shoot, that's only a couple inches away!
    If you don't bother the Pagans in Sedona, they won't bother you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    we were waiting for an expert to bring that up
    haaaaaa. Thats funny, years ago, I mean back in the mid to late nineties it was called "boyes trail". Not that there is anything wrong with that!

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    Lots of activity there tonight, dudes waiting at the bench for their dates. Take a number....

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    Those nice green trails won't be open for a few weeks, so I guess you'll have to hit the desert trails or sedonuts or prescott. If you're into the DH check our shuttle threads, sure to find the goods there. Check out mtbikeaz.com for trail maps and other info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Mono,


    Now, on to the topic at hand. I would say that the number one must do ride in Arizona is without a doubt the Papago Park trail system.
    I think I just had milk and cheese come out my nose.

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    75 degrees today, 91 on Tuesday, 97 by thursday......I hope those nice green trails open up sooner than later....this temperature ramp up is gonna suck.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    Now, on to the topic at hand. I would say that the number one must do ride in Arizona is without a doubt the Papago Park trail system.
    Does this mean you actually got out on dirt for a 3rd time this year or just basing this on hearsay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by latedropbob
    If you're into the DH check our shuttle threads, sure to find the goods there. Check out mtbikeaz.com for trail maps and other info.
    yeah, i'll be doing some of that too. bringing my enduro sl and my fixed monkey. the enduro is new so i'm looking to give it a good thrashing.
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    Black Canyon on the SS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azjonboy
    Black Canyon on the SS.
    phoenix area?
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    About 45 minutes north off I-17. Great riding on honest to goodness singletrack with great views and awesome trails.
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    you're lucky enough.

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    Tucson has real mountains, with tall, thick pine forests around the southern-most ski area
    in the country.

    It's a whopping 1.5 inches South of PHX.

    Even the PHX folks will tell you that the Bug Spring / Molino / Milagrosa run on Mt Lemmon
    is one of the best.

    Flag and Sedona are awesome.

    Even before you get back to Cameron Park, you'll start looking for a new job in AZ.
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    I second BCT

    Quote Originally Posted by azjonboy
    Black Canyon on the SS.
    I'm an out of towner, too and rode BCT today for the first time. WOW! You guys are so lucky to have access to gems like that!

    Stop at Rock Springs Cafe for post ride pie and brew.

    Just my $.02.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trb2929
    Does this mean you actually got out on dirt for a 3rd time this year or just basing this on hearsay?
    You told me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirdir
    You told me.
    I can't be trusted!
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