ADV Opinions on Albuquerque, NM

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by plusone, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    Normal parking area at the end of the pavement--Sat 12:30+\-, couple of easy hours--I'll be on my TE510 so nothing difficult:ear
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  2. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    I'll be on my 300 to make it fair (to me).
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  3. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    Oh great, that means we have 4 gallons of gas between us and two 30mpg bikes:huh
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  4. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    When I'm at southern, my body runs out of gas before my gasgas runs out of gas.
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  5. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    magoo but if he bails then take his place.
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  6. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    Sounds like 12:30 is going to be it then! See you all then.
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  7. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    Since I have never been, are you talking the end of the pavement on Southern?
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  8. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    yes, just head west on Southern from Unser until the pavement ends, parking area will be on your right.

    Doesn't look like I'll make it out there Saturday, need to clean up the KTM, change the oil/air filter, etc.

    Plus I've got a ton of crap to catch up on around the house......


    Next time,


    Magoo
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  9. hook0924

    hook0924 Been here awhile

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    I cant do Sat but sunday is a plus, the Sunday option is Alcalde
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  10. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    I am game for something Sunday also, just have to be headed north back to Denver sometime mid-afternoon
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  11. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    Anyone mind if I tag along ?

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  12. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

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    Only if you ride some clapped out Husqvarna :rofl
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  13. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    Not at all, but if I remember correctly, we'll probably slow you down.
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  14. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    I was thinking about riding the YZ, It's just been sitting for the better part of two years.

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  15. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    Don't know about that. I haven't ridden that much this past year. My last few rides at Southern I've been pretty struggley in the sand.

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  16. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    Well my plans for the track just got blown to pieces, so it looks like I'm just going to have to ride a lot of dirt this weekend.


    So if no one minds a dirt noob, can I tag along with anyone on sunday? Sat, I've made plans to ride out on Southern with a couple of others.
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  17. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    I had a major mechanical problem right at the larger parking lot. :cry Dual Spaz helped me get back to my vehicle. Hope you guys had fun.
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  18. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    :ear pics? :lurk gory details? :lol3
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  19. Slojoe

    Slojoe Easily Amused

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    Here are some pictures from the ride.
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    This ride managed to separate the original group of six into three groups of two. AKASY and I separated from Plusone and Ditch at the beginning of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Starwars</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Canyon</st1:placeType></st1:place>. We planned to meet at the road east of the canyon but there was confusion as to which road. This is where AKASY and I were waiting for riders that had found another road.
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    Somebody is spending a lot of money building a road to nowhere. Does anyone know what is going to be built out here?
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  20. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    What broke--last time I saw you two, I thought you were headed toward the big sand hill. We headed toward further up to take the easier route into the big arroyo. Thought you were going to the arroyo by going down the other side and we would meet up in the big arroyo. So what is up with your ride:ear
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