North New Mexico "Time to Ride" Ride 6-10-12

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Slojoe, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Slojoe

    Slojoe Easily Amused

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    The <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">North New Mexico</st1:place> “Time to Ride” adventure was a good ride with a bunch of great guys. We encountered some soft sand, jumped a log or two, went down some steep rocky slopes and found some nice roads through scenic <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State> mountain areas. I need to learn to pack lighter, there was 40 pounds of unnecessary tools, fuel , tubes, rain gear and other goods piled on the back of my old Honda. Here are some shots from the ride.
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    JonS travelled the greatest distance for this ride coming from Bluff Utah. AtomicXRer was welcoming him to the group.
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    Leaving Ojo Caliente
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    Some of the extra weight on my bike did pay off when JonS ran out of gas.
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    JonS, Akasy and Slojoe rode the easy way back to Ojo Caliente while the others tackled some more sand on their way back. The mileage for the day on my bike was 95 miles and 2 gallons of fuel used. Thanks to AtomicXRer for getting this ride organized and to all the others for a fun day out in the woods. Please add your pictures and video to show some other views of the trip.
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  2. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    40 lbs????

    It looked more like 60 lbs......but, who am I to say, I know I packed a but load of crap onto my bike, and then into my Camelbak.....
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  3. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Great pics so far Joey! Looks like a good time for sure!! :thumb Sorry I missed this ride. :cry
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  4. JonS

    JonS Adventurer

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    Boy, fast ride report and great photos too! It really was a great ride with almost every kind of terrain. No casualties either.
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  5. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    Damn, I wish I could have joined you guys. I can't wait to see the videos that come out of this.
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  6. CaptRick

    CaptRick On dry land 4 now.....

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    Some more pics from yesterdays ride.
    Thanks again Geo for a GREAT ride and route.
    If I told you some of the places we went well I would have to kill you so you I won't tell you :evil

    SloJoe gearing up the AAA support bike :deal

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    Joe and Sy moving along

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    Kiowa Tower

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    In the Tower

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    Looking down...

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    Tower again...

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    A very fun section

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    Thanks again Geo for a Great ride

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  7. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    Slojoe--great pics as usual--and thanks for the use of the xt225, sweet ride and I twisted it's neck--er throttle-- a couple of times--not a complaint from it:D
    With 40lbs of gear on that 500 you had your hands full in the sand--good job:clap
    Atomic--thanks again for setting this up:freaky
    JonS--long way to ride with a bunch of AARP types but you are welcome anytime.
    Steve0--better luck next time with the video:cry
    CaptRick--thanks for manning the turn points for all of us slower riders:clap
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  8. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Chile Eater

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    I am working backwards on the videos.

    By this time 7 of 11 riders had bailed. Nobody wanted to end the ride in a sandy arroyo. :lol3 Only Ditch, steveo, elgato gordo, and I wanted more punishment. :clap

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  9. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    :lurk awesome ride report, Joey.....looks like you guys had a great ride! :thumb
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  10. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Chile Eater

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    At this point there where 7 of 11 riders that took on "The Gap"
    between Sotano Saddle and La Madera on FR122. :clap

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    Next video: "Rocky Descent into Vallecitos"
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  11. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Chile Eater

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    Here goes a section along a rocky cliff that was fun.

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  12. SteveO

    SteveO ouch....

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    Great music!
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  13. neo1piv014

    neo1piv014 ADV in training

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    First world complaint here, but I really am hating that I can't watch Youtube videos at work. Can't wait to get home.
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  14. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Chile Eater

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    Roads Less Traveled: Tusas Ridge
    <hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> This section was a favorite of those who rode. Probably because of the lack of well defined road (old trail).

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  15. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Chile Eater

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    Next vid on deck: "Comanche Canyon (FR97) over to Las Tablas"

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  16. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Chile Eater

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    Last video of this ride. This one is a section along FR97 that runs parallel to US285 before cutting over west toward Las Tablas.

    I had a great time riding with you all. :clap Maybe do this one again in the Fall.

    Time to explore new trails...I have one in mind too. :evil


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