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post #1 of 31 Old 12-12-2008, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hey I'm moving to Tucson Arizona from Japan in March...Yep I'm bringing the 10 with me...Looking for any local must know info and wanting to know who the local riders on the forum are thanks in advance
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Welcome to better (and hotter) riding weather here soon!

As far as "must know" info? Be careful of the Sherrif's Department when you're on the mountain... realize that most Tucsonians have no idea what a turn signal is... and that cars have zero respect for your right of way. :)

Other than that, there are a few nice spots in and around the area that are really nice to ride. I'm about 80 miles south of Tucson (which is actually a pretty short ride in southern AZ). Feel free to drop me a PM when you get in-country.

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Welcome to better (and hotter) riding weather here soon!

As far as "must know" info? Be careful of the Sherrif's Department when you're on the mountain... realize that most Tucsonians have no idea what a turn signal is... and that cars have zero respect for your right of way. :)

Other than that, there are a few nice spots in and around the area that are really nice to ride. I'm about 80 miles south of Tucson (which is actually a pretty short ride in southern AZ). Feel free to drop me a PM when you get in-country.

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80 miles south of Tucson? Wheres that Nogales?
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Welcome. I guess info would include,,,

1. Start early...some mornings start out at 90+ degres
2. Mount Lemmon is nice
3. Northern Arizona is 20+ degrees cooler and more scenic with more twistys although tucson is 5 or more degrees cooler than here in PHX
4. Beware of speed cameras...they are EVERYWHERE!!!

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80 miles south of Tucson? Wheres that Nogales?
Sierra Vista/Hereford. It's 80 miles by the roads, not quite as the crow flies.

Oh... and speed cameras are averywhere in the Phoenix area.... I don't think Tucson has started using them yet.

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Oh... and speed cameras are averywhere in the Phoenix area.... I don't think Tucson has started using them yet.[/QUOTE]



I figured they were not as bad down there but they are supposed to go statewide soon. Wear your helmet and you have nothing to worry about

I've gotten flashed a few times and,,,nothing. Just don't make a habit of triple digits around the cameras cause they will track you down for that...

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Thanks for the info...I'm looking forward to moving out there
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welcome to az. i live in tempe az about 2 hours north of tuscon. but if your ever plan on coming to the valley on the weekends shoot me a PM, maybe we can hook up for a quick ride.

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and like soida and spaz said, photo radar is just about every where in phoenix, scottsdale, mesa, tempe, the freeways, intersections. it sucks but you can ride the striped lines or close to the shoulder in the hov lane to get around them.

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how are the jobs out there in AZ is there many to be had?? I was thinking of going out there, to get out of Ohio cause man winters just suck LOL
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