Mission: Escape from Albuquerque

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by mdsnitc, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. mdsnitc

    mdsnitc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    320
    Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Well Kelly and I set out today to find a route South out of Albuquerque. We FAILED. It seems today was a day for locked gates.

    Here we are gassing up:
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    Here is some "beautiful" New Mexico... :huh
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    Just as the road seemed to be getting interesting...
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    it got REAL interesting and ended..
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    We DID find the end of the fence... but I didn't see a way through.
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    With our tails between our legs we headed back toward the highway past the prison.
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    We stopped for lunch by the route 66 casino for a Luna Burger and to come up with a new plan. The new plan was to go north through the Puerco and see if we could get to 528. We FAILED again.
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    I did meet this guy along the way.
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    and got to see some actual beautiful New Mexico.
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    Required PEE shot
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    All in all we layed down 132 miles today.
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  2. BEEF706

    BEEF706 King of the dumb dab

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    Location:
    Rio Rancho NM
    Sorry about the locked gates, still looks like a good ride though.
    Burque Magoo and I ran into Mr. King (from the no trepassing sign) not too long ago on the Puerco, we hadn't even gone through a gate and he was still mad (and toting a .243). He clamed down a lot and let us ride through, but he was still l ooking for another pack of riders that had entered another way. Hope we don't lose access to the Puerco all together.
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  3. Stack Roach

    Stack Roach n00b

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Albuquerque New Mexico
    How cool is it that you can do 133 miles of trail riding and never loose site of the city?
    Once the wind let down it was a prtty good go of it- with the exception of all of the fence and closed gates ( and trash dumped on the sides of the road).

    I guess will will just have to keep trying, huh Matt?
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  4. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Location:
    Out in the NM Dez somewhere
    That area south and west of the prison is a weird area, lots of shootin going on out there, I rode around a hill out there and came face to face with some hoodies shootin automatics. There's no tellin what you'll find out that way. I prefer to slab it south a little past Belin then cut across the dez over to Madelina. From there then head north alongside the Acoma pueblo dumping you out on I-40 about 10 mi west of Rt66 casino. It's about 60% dirt :cry

    Interesting ride though.
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