5 days West - Photo thread

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DavidQ, May 19, 2012.

  1. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I decided not to do a ride report but I wanted to upload the photo's and occasional comment. If you are looking for a detailed report, this isn't it. If you want to look at some mediocre photos of NM, AZ CO, UT, stick around. :deal


    Day 1, May 12th

    Taos, NM - Dulce, NM


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  2. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Day 2, May 13th


    Dulce, NM - Blanding, UT


    Highlights= Apache Indian Reservation, Navajo Indian Reservation, Ute Mountain Indian Reservation, Canyon of the Ancients.


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    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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  4. Trophy1298

    Trophy1298 Vicarious Cowboy

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    Really enjoying the pics DQ. I normally don't read the articles anyway, so keep 'em coming.
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  5. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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  7. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Nice :thumb

    I'll be there in 11 weeks for 2 weeks. I noticed you have a rotopax, did you ever need it? What kind of range do those ktms have? I've contemplated adding one on my Tenere for added insurance. Not sure I really need it with a 6 gal tank.
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  8. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Day 3, May 14th


    Blanding, UT - Mexican Hat, UT


    Highlights= Elk Mountain Rd



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  9. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    I never needed the extra fuel but it was nice to have the peace of mind. The 990 only gets 180-200 miles on a tank.
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    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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  11. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Highlights= Snow Flats Rd, Valley of the Gods


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    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Highlights= Goosenecks, Muley Point, Moki Dugway


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  13. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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  14. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Day 4, May 15th


    Mexican Hat, UT - Escalante, UT (via the Ferry)


    Highlights= Burr Trail, Hells Backbone


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  15. RoyQ

    RoyQ Long timer

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    Thanks!

    I think I'll be fine without then. Tenere can go between 230-250 on those type roads.

    Did y'all ride out there or trailer? I'd love to ride but my wifes going so I'm taking the house literally and garage.:eek1

    Four corners is one of my stops as is Grand Canyon on the south rim, Vegas, Hoover dam and Arches national park.

    Thanks for sharing I am really enjoying the pics.
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  16. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    We met a couple of other KTM riders in Escalante. I don't remember their names but the were from KS.
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  18. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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    Day 5, May 16th


    Escalante, UT - Albuquerque, NM



    Highlights= Smokey Mountain Rd, Missing Canyon Rd



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  19. DavidQ

    DavidQ We Don't Rent Pigs

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  20. weave

    weave Been here awhile

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    Big Spaces Big Places...thanks for sharing DQ
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