Albuquerque to Elephant Butte

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Rockies' started by nmdave7, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. nmdave7

    nmdave7 two wheel junkie

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    Anybody have track?
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  2. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    Well here is a track file of the good ole Monticello Canyon trip that we all love so dearly.

    It shows a track east and west of the river down there/back.

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  3. nmdave7

    nmdave7 two wheel junkie

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    Perfect. Thanks.
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  4. debmark

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    Me and a few buddies are planning on riding monticello cayon on the fourth of July.
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  5. gregdee

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    I'm new to dual sporting but would love to hear about great rides in central NM. Where is this Monticello Canyon?

    I finally managed to get my wife off the back of my bike and onto her own. Would generally like to know about good DS rides for a new rider who is trying to build skills and confidence.
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  6. Countdown

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    Looks like great ride, do you have actual tracks?
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  7. wbbnm

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    Yes I do have the tracks. I just screwed up and posted the planning routes by mistake.
    Somebody sent me a PM about it a month or so ago.

    I will try to attach the correct file. Don't know if ADV is taking downloads these days.

    Looks like it worked. Sorry for the srewup.

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  8. wbbnm

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    Monticello canyon runs for about 12 miles northeast from the small town of Monticello which is about 30 miles NE of TorC. There is an exit for it off of I-25 maybe 15 miles north of TorC.

    The ride is a primitive road with dozens of water crossings, some as much as a foot deep. It goes thru several miles of a spectacular box canon.
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  9. bigdon

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    Would this track be better for the KLR or the WR250R?
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  10. wbbnm

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    Either bike would be fine. I rode the full trip on a KLR. I have ridden shorter sections of this trip on my KTM 450. The 450 is a lot more fun in the hard sections, but it would be hell on a 3-4 day 200+ mile/day ride.

    There was nothing that was close to too hard for the KLR. But I did have trouble in the water in Monticello Canyon with the carb breather hose being under water. The bike wouldn't run and I had to pull the hose up.

    Unfortunately I got it too close to the exhaust pipe and it melted closed. So bike doesn't run again. I ended up just cutting it off above where it melted and have been running that way for 4 years now.
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