Abandoned Railroad Ride - Carrizo Gorge to Goat Canyon Trestle on KLRs (Hi Rez Pics!)

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  1. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Been here awhile

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    Hey Paul! How've you been? Hope things are going well.
    Glad you didn't end up getting sliced & diced by that big fan thing on top of the helicopter.

    We should meet up for a ride soon!
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  2. RedRockRider

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    Adding my compliments! :thumb:thumb:thumb
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  3. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Hey am I too late, does anyone have a beer?

    Subscribed to read later, oh boy I can tell this is gonna be good.
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  4. RACINGTHESUN

    RACINGTHESUN Been here awhile

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    :clap Very well done. Great little RR
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  5. daxxruckus

    daxxruckus CRF Slayer

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    Beers provided at the end of the ride :)
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  6. haydenslides

    haydenslides K.Flotto

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    awesome trip...thanks for sharing!
    :clap:freaky
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  7. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Okay, I'm in. Let me know when you ride this again. I would like to camp there for a night.

    Great report, very unique and ADV always delivers.
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  8. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Very cool and different report...thanks for sharing! :clap
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  9. James Cook

    James Cook O.H.M.S

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    Thats the most interesting ride report I have seen in a long time.Reminds me a bit of the Flinders Rangers in South Australia.Beautiful scenery.
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  10. Rey & Vann

    Rey & Vann Vagabundo

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    Although Ian took great pictures, and I think Evan took some too, photos just don't give this area the justice its due. The more I reflect back, the harder it becomes to grasp the enormity of the gorge. Looking at the pics is great, thanks to those two, but standing there with the scenery taking up every part of the visual sense was absolutely amazing.

    For anyone looking to do this ride, do it soon because work will begin again on this right of way, and when it does, the risk in riding will be too great.

    Evan, how about a 3 night 4 day Coco's Corner run?

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  11. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Been here awhile

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    Ya I totally agree Rey. The pictures just really don't do it justice. It's absolutely amazing standing out there on top of the trestle looking down at the gorge. One of the most amazing places I've been on a motorcycle. Miguel's video is great too. I'm going to put it on my YouTube account soon.

    I'm totally down for a 4 day Coco's Corner run. I'll talk to Ian about it and see if he can do it over a weekend. I'm trying to find another KLR asap!
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  12. gepeze

    gepeze Adventurer

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    Awesome pictures, I love checking out old abandoned stuff as well. Thanks for posting.
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  13. Rey & Vann

    Rey & Vann Vagabundo

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    Well Evan, we missed you guys on last weekends trip. It was brutal. Didn't do Carrizo, but we ran the border for a bit, and went up into some rock crawler area by mistake. Mistake it was! Bent pannoer racks, bent crash bar supports, busted mirror, etc. My KLR is on the lift right now. Aside from fixing all the obvious, I'm doing an oil change, coolant change (5 years already) changing out the HIDs for different temps. Installing stator, regulator which I may reposition, voltage meter for some testing, and since I never ever put anyone on the back of this bike, been thinking of fabbing up a cargo plate that takes up the pillion space. Baja testing for sure! Have you looked into the issue with the Husky's I told you about last weekend?

    Rey.

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  14. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Been here awhile

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    Damn that sounds like a hell of a ride! What rock crawling area did you guys get into? I have not looked into the Husky problem but will try to check it out this weekend.
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  15. jtb

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    Awesome write up and photo's! Thanks for sharing!:clap:clap:clap
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  16. ShoelessJoe

    ShoelessJoe DefromisSedSupendium

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    We used to ride mountain bikes here in the early 90s. It was a great trail and it is really cool to see it again. I have a lot of good memories riding those tracks with some friends.

    The only rail cars I remember seeing were sitting at the bottom of the canyons so the passenger cars must be a recent edition. Makes sense for a production company to store them there.
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  17. Dan Diego

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    Good article about this cross-border railway and its future in today's San Diego Union Tribune.

    Their photos aren't half as good as yours!
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  18. Rey & Vann

    Rey & Vann Vagabundo

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    Do you have a link to the article? I'd sure like to read it!

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  19. fadingfastsd

    fadingfastsd Been here awhile

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  20. themansfield

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    Great report. Did this ride yesterday as part of a big loop. Naked dude was hanging out at one of the tunnel entrances, just in the shadows. Didn't notice him until we were right next to him. Scared the shit out of us. He gave us the peace sign, so all good I guess. Good ride all the way through and out to the S2 through Jojoba trail.
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