new mexico&utalh

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by red bud, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    how's the weather in new mexico in jan?


    how about utalh in apirl?
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  2. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    Southern Utah in April is to die for. It can be cold at night but by day it is wonderful. I spent 2 months around Virgin Ut(Zion area) last year. It was perfect! Watchout for the caterpillars(moths) in early May. You will have cacoons all over every part on your set-up. I have probably 300 on each of my truck tires! It was crazy.

    Anyways, back to the topic. What part of Utah in April? Weather varies wildly day to day and minute to minute.
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  3. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    New Mexico is typically buried under a foot of snow & ice in January; no riding opportunities at all.....
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  4. mtech1950

    mtech1950 Been here awhile

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    dood,so cold.........
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  5. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    i'm working in memphis & thinking about riding down to texas & over to phoneix in january. Leaving my bike near the airport. Then me and my wife will fly out either in june do the grand canyon & parts of colorado or fly out in april and do the grand canyon & south west utalh


    leaving the bike near grand juntion or colorado springs:dunno

    any suggestions or thoughts
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  6. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    even southern nm?
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  7. Hair

    Hair Talking Head

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    Maybe not southern. Most people head to the Big Bend Area in Texas that time of the year.
    New Mexico is always a little hit and miss that time of the year.
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  8. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Usually it gets over 50 most days, 20's at dawn but can be colder at times,
    Las Cruces. Phoenix is warmer but sucks :D, Big Bend and BB Ranch SP are the places to be for dirt.
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  9. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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  10. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    NM will be cold. The highs will be around 30-40 but can have nice days every now and then. The biggest problem is that nearly all of the interesting roads will be in winter conditions and covered in either snow, mud, or snow melt and red sand.
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  11. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Yes, just terrible freezing cold 60s in Southern NM. Enough to make you want to put on a sweater. Then you can ride those terrible roads for miles. Torture....
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  12. Slideways#96

    Slideways#96 scooter trash

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    When are you guys heading back to Southern NM or have you already landed?
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  13. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    About 1-09-2013 Slideways96...............:clap. 6 wks....
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  14. Slideways#96

    Slideways#96 scooter trash

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    Great! You all enjoy the holidays and we'll get out down South when you get back..


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