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Old 03-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #9856
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anyone interested????? Sunday is for bikes. I'm thinking about making a trip.
Wow, good on 'em for having an event like that!
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:13 PM   #9857
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Noted. Thanks!

Making a list over here of all the roads mentioned and will produce a route from that. Don't want to overplan but want to have a list!

Are roads in Colorado going to be no good in early April?
Talked to a friend in Ouray today and he told me they had NO snow and it was 50 degrees Unless you are headed on some of the primitive passes all roads are open
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:42 AM   #9858
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March 9-18th is Bike "week". When ya going? Where ya going?
Well I was thinking about heading to Daytona. At the Dallas Show, one of the Suzuki reps said nearly all the manufacturers had demos there. I have some time and wanted to ride a demo a few bikes. Also see all the insanity that is Bike Week. I'm thinking about making some changes to the stable, but I don't want to sell anything at least before figuring out my next ride.

However, the weather forecast looks better to the west, unless you like riding in the rain.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:54 AM   #9859
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Once again, nobody is mentioning 191 in AZ. Schick, this road is supposed to be super fun and twisty. Kind of like the Dragon Tails except without all the trucks, bikers, and cops. Don't do what I did and go out there and miss riding it, or worse, ride the boring road next to it instead. Yup, I rode 180 in New Mexico, not 191. When I got home and told people where I had been, that's when everyone told me about 191. When I was HOME.


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Old 03-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #9860
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Once again, nobody is mentioning 191 in AZ. Schick, this road is supposed to be super fun and twisty. Kind of like the Dragon Tails except without all the trucks, bikers, and cops. Don't do what I did and go out there and miss riding it, or worse, ride the boring road next to it instead. Yup, I rode 180 in New Mexico, not 191. When I got home and told people where I had been, that's when everyone told me about 191. When I was HOME.


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WOAH!!! I rode 191 last summer...Course it was raining then sleeting But Beautiful except for the burned areas
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:48 AM   #9861
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Roads roads roads...

I got a few for ya too Schick......but I'm at work "watchin paint dry" right now.

Not really....they've got me doin all sorts of stuff (away from the net)

...back to work....
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:58 AM   #9862
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Once again, nobody is mentioning 191 in AZ. Schick, this road is supposed to be super fun and twisty. Kind of like the Dragon Tails except without all the trucks, bikers, and cops. Don't do what I did and go out there and miss riding it, or worse, ride the boring road next to it instead. Yup, I rode 180 in New Mexico, not 191. When I got home and told people where I had been, that's when everyone told me about 191. When I was HOME.
191 is a must ride. The south end has killer-good twisties but the whole thing is well worth it. Be sure to add 78 in there too. It's south of Clifton, headed east into NM and traverses the Gila. It's a great road as well.

If I were you and coming in from the west, I would find my way to central AZ. Probably something like this:


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Note that I haven't ridden all of this so you should do some research. I would post up in the AZ regional forum.

Oh! And don't waste your time going to the Grand Canyon. There's no denying it's majesty but it's not something you can do in a day... as I learned the hard way. You waste a lot of good riding time getting there for a brief glance at something that needs a few days to fully appreciate.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:14 AM   #9863
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191 is a must ride. The south end has killer-good twisties but the whole thing is well worth it. Be sure to add 78 in there too. It's south of Clifton, headed east into NM and traverses the Gila. It's a great road as well.

If I were you and coming in from the west, I would find my way to central AZ. Probably something like this:


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Note that I haven't ridden all of this so you should do some research. I would post up in the AZ regional forum.

Oh! And don't waste your time going to the Grand Canyon. There's no denying it's majesty but it's not something you can do in a day... as I learned the hard way. You waste a lot of good riding time getting there for a brief glance at something that needs a few days to fully appreciate.
The only modification I would make to this route is around the silver city area. The road up to the Gila National Monument is a good ride and climbing through the cliff dwellings is fun, if you like that sort of thing.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:00 AM   #9864
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Yes on hwy. 191. Forgot that one. April is real iffy in CO, but this year is not normal. Hwy. 142 to Gateway is a canyon carving great ride. The founder of Discovery Channel has a excellent lodge, gas, store and restaurant there. Check out his car museum also.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:51 AM   #9865
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Schick. I have map books of Utah, NM, AZ, and Colorado you can borrow for your trip and trip planning. Lots of good roads mentioned but lots more to go.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:08 PM   #9866
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191 is a must ride. The south end has killer-good twisties but the whole thing is well worth it. Be sure to add 78 in there too. It's south of Clifton, headed east into NM and traverses the Gila. It's a great road as well.

If I were you and coming in from the west, I would find my way to central AZ. Probably something like this:


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Note that I haven't ridden all of this so you should do some research. I would post up in the AZ regional forum.

Oh! And don't waste your time going to the Grand Canyon. There's no denying it's majesty but it's not something you can do in a day... as I learned the hard way. You waste a lot of good riding time getting there for a brief glance at something that needs a few days to fully appreciate.
US93 in AZ is a fast rd...but watch for traps......AZ96 & 97 are also great little back roads w/o much traffic ...when you hit US89 to Prescott....the twisties will have ya in knots!! AZ260 can have lots of traffic in places like Show Low...but it's a much better road than US60 to Springerville (Stay at the Rode Inn in Springerville... the girl running check in who said she was from Stephenville) Get a meal & killer pies (ask ssdan about the pie) at the bar & grill almost across the street from the inn. Alpine has some nice motels too. Eatin places....eh...good. (I'd pick Springerville though)

Don't forget the River Rd in NM where TXjames' route ends near Truth Or Consequences. Totally different view of NM than I expected. Stop in Hatch for anything with Chiles in it. Check out the orchards with trees hangin over the road near Las Cruces...(lots of orchards) A lot better'n I25 & takes ya all the way to El Paso then get on the loop to hit US180 over to the Guadalupe Mtns then a stop at Carlsbad Caverns for a tour & a break. From Carlsbad, The road to Jal (NM 128) goes by a huge salt mining operation/lake heading into Tx. (there's a county rd connecting two highways near Carlsbad ...NM 720....nice.

Lastly....we've eaten at a killer Mexican restaurant in Midland...twice! in one trip. I think it's on 158 just north of I20 west side of town.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #9867
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:18 AM   #9868
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191 is THE road to ride out west, 550 turns over what 100 miles or so? Parts of it are at 10k feet so could be snowed in places. Plan on spending half the day just getting through that. Wind your way through prescott and jerome unless pressed for time.

Other thing to look out for is wacky time zones since AZ doesn't do DST.

Sign says 191 not snowplowed at night, on weekend or during storms. Looking south in Alpine, AZ

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Old 03-08-2012, 06:31 AM   #9869
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US93 in AZ is a fast rd...but watch for traps......AZ96 & 97 are also great little back roads w/o much traffic ...when you hit US89 to Prescott....the twisties will have ya in knots!! AZ260 can have lots of traffic in places like Show Low...but it's a much better road than US60 to Springerville (Stay at the Rode Inn in Springerville... the girl running check in who said she was from Stephenville) Get a meal & killer pies (ask ssdan about the pie) at the bar & grill almost across the street from the inn. Alpine has some nice motels too. Eatin places....eh...good. (I'd pick Springerville though)

Don't forget the River Rd in NM where TXjames' route ends near Truth Or Consequences. Totally different view of NM than I expected. Stop in Hatch for anything with Chiles in it. Check out the orchards with trees hangin over the road near Las Cruces...(lots of orchards) A lot better'n I25 & takes ya all the way to El Paso then get on the loop to hit US180 over to the Guadalupe Mtns then a stop at Carlsbad Caverns for a tour & a break. From Carlsbad, The road to Jal (NM 128) goes by a huge salt mining operation/lake heading into Tx. (there's a county rd connecting two highways near Carlsbad ...NM 720....nice.

Lastly....we've eaten at a killer Mexican restaurant in Midland...twice! in one trip. I think it's on 158 just north of I20 west side of town.
I enjoyed the ride along the Rio Grande to Hatch in NM. The chilis were making and I could smell them the whole way. Alot of other bikes there too. Dahveed mentioned a place in Hatch with green chili burgers...I must have missed it but intend to find it next time.

Will put you down Veriest...see ya then
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