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Old 03-06-2012, 08:45 PM   #16
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Awesome pics Ron.

spent 4 hours this evening working on the video.....should be pretty cool....
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:00 PM   #17
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A couple more.....

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I want to thank Bill and Jim B. for leading awesome rides all 3 days. It was nice to finally ride with John, Mark and JoAnn, and to meet Bill, Jim B., and Steve.

Riding with Jim T. aka Flyingwelshman was alright I guess... J/K Jim and I had a blast chasing each other around and riding Palomas Gap a second time in the opposite direction on Day 2. Thanks for the invite and the ride down Jim!

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:10 PM   #18
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Nice pics Ron...looks like a great ride! How'd the 990 do in that terrain? Did you get it through Apache Gap?
The 990 did far better than I could imagine. That bike amazes me every time I ride it, shock and awe

Of course the Karoo2 front and 908 rear definitely changed things up off road, MUCH better. The blackdog skid plate paid for itself 5 or 20 times I'm pretty sure.

On day 2 I had a pretty big scare when I blew a turn on a faster section of dirt road and ended up in the desert, but I think I learned from it... I think

Jim wanted to do Apache Gap but we decided against it. I couldn't get a clear description of what was involved as no one had ridden it on motorcycles before (Mark had done it in a Jeep I believe). Next time?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #19
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Awesome pics Ron.

spent 4 hours this evening working on the video.....should be pretty cool....
Steve that is a ton of work so thank you. Not that I know from experience as my gopro footage just keeps accumulating on my hard drive unedited. Talk to you soon.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:22 PM   #20
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The 990 did far better than I could imagine. That bike amazes me every time I ride it, shock and awe

Of course the Karoo2 front and 908 rear definitely changed things up off road, MUCH better. The blackdog skid plate paid for itself 5 or 20 times I'm pretty sure.

On day 2 I had a pretty big scare when I blew a turn on a faster section of dirt road and ended up in the desert, but I think I learned from it... I think
Sounds like the big bike worked out awesome! I haven't ridden that area in about 3 years now and I can tell by your photos that I'm way overdue. Awesome country!!

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Jim wanted to do Apache Gap but we decided against it. I couldn't get a clear description of what was involved as no one had ridden it on motorcycles before (Mark had done it in a Jeep I believe). Next time?
I rode my XR650R through Apache Gap a few years ago with Gordy, retroone and grizzzly. Awesome road, but fairly technical with many rocks and some smaller ledges for a stretch. Couple of reference pics...




grizzzly on one of the bigger ledges...man he makes a 650L look small!
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:04 AM   #21
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.....On day 2 I had a pretty big scare when I blew a turn on a faster section of dirt road and ended up in the desert, but I think I learned from it... I think


Ha, I saw that section of video last night and thought to myself, "oh yeah, that's going in the video"....
If I recall correctly, the language was something like; "oh bleep, oh bleep, oh bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep!"
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Mark's Pictures

Palomas Gap













Radio Tower Road




Day 3 Walnut Canyon west of San Antonio.




BTW we did not ride thru Apache Gap. When we got to the bottom of the sufficiently difficult road heading south from the radio towers, we looped back north to NM 51 on relative cruisers - except for the two guys who decided to go back thru Palomas Gap.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:56 AM   #23
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Jim T's misfortune




Joane, Jim B and John




Making use of the The Enduro Star TS2 Trail Stand™




Fix-a-flat team




Jim T's fortune.....note he is eating lunch in the background while the old-guys are fixing his flat tire.....




Next to the Radio Towers, great view




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Old 03-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #24
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Ha, I saw that section of video last night and thought to myself, "oh yeah, that's going in the video"....
If I recall correctly, the language was something like; "oh bleep, oh bleep, oh bleep, bleep, bleep, bleep!"
It probably doesn't look to scary on video but it sure was scary once I realized I was heading directly toward a wash...
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #25
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Awesome thread guys! Great pics Ron. Looking fwd. to the vids Steve O.

We need to do this again in October and ride Apache Gap as well as the Gila Mtns!

I would like to do it the weekend of the 20th. Any opinions? Thinking less water, not too hot, not too cold.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #26
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #27
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Jim T's fortune.....note he is eating lunch in the background while the old-guys are fixing his flat tire.....
I owe you for that one SteveO!
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #28
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I owe you for that one SteveO!
Hahahaha,

I couldn't help it, I had to tell the truth....

what till ya see the video !!
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #29
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I saw somw GPS units in some of the pics, got any tracks to share?
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Looks like fun guys! I love that area!
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