Summer Ride in Indian Country

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ratman, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Ratman

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    I forgot to tell you guys.....that just before the turn off to the NNM, and 20 miles west of Kayenta, Nip and I went under a covered conveyor belt that comes a couple miles out of the mtn to the south of Hwy 160.
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    I've been under that thing at least a half dozen times like you have, and never really gave it much of a thought. Well, I've learned that that is a 17 mile long conveyor from the Black Mesa coal Mine started about mid century of the 1900s.
    It's the biggest coal deposit in the USA worth an estimate of a 100 billion bucks. The coal is railroaded to a power plants over around Page. Additionally there is a pipe line to run coal slury 275 miles to Laughlin NV for their power.
    Imagine the Navajo Indians having that kind of mineral resources going for them. I bet our gov boys didn't know that coal was there when our government gave them that reservation. :rofl
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  2. Ratman

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    The Navajo Natl monument is all about appreciation of the Indian Culture. We got up and made our guide tour commitment at 10:30. We missed the 8am tour by over sleeping.
    We were going into this Canyon by foot.
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    An Indian ranger gal was our guide. She was knowledgeable and pleasant. Here's one of the places where she gave us info about the Native use of the herbs of the area.
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    From near the top we can see the trail below.......
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    Nip and I both survive the going down part in good spirits.
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    The ceiling of that alcove was consider unstable so we didn't get any closer than the last picture. That was cool. The ranger told us all that they knew, (or thought) about the Indians that lived there.
    She said that the women did the masonry work here, and there were about 25 families there....and of course many of the stories have fallen down
    Peculiarly, the Indian lived here in the 13th century, but thru carb dating these ruins were used for less than fifty year. That's extremely short as many cliff dwelling in the southwest were centuries old.
    Here's my best picture.
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    Also everywhere we looked on the ground near the ruins were lots of pot shards.
    Looking across the canyon from the ruins.
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    We got ourselves up the 800 ft back to the Visitor's Center. It wasn't too bad. This Indian maid was in the VC weaving a rug. That's a couple of months worth of work by the time she's finished.
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    ......and here's another artist selling small painting. He could really capture a scene...
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    There were donation bowls for the artists and another for the VC. I chose to give a small donation to the artists.

    There's another Ruin known as Keat Seel with an overnight walking tour to it. It's eight miles away, and you have to carry everything in for the night. That's at least 2 gallons of water. I Don't know if I can do that...but I'm thinking about it. :eek1 Maybe next year when I grow up. :D

    Later that day the ADVriders, the Tuckers, rolled into camp just across the street from us. They were on their way to Alaska's DtoD rally in Dawson City.
    They had been forewarned, about me, by Gery with an E. Small world.
    ...Look at those classy BMWs. James and Colleen were great to spend an evening with.
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    Another nice day was had. We would spend another night there camping, then move on to Canyon De Chelle tomorrow...
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  3. Ratman

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    Canyon De Chelle was only a hundred miles away, and before I went down there 70 miles south of 160, I wanted to go north of Kayenta thru Monument Valley to Mexican Hat.
    I want to run the Valley of the Gods road that curls around to the base of the Moki Dugway.
    Today was to be the day, but I had to get the DR going first. When I filled the bike up from the out of gas situation, it wouldn't start. I got up early and ripped the carb off again...I was getting good at it by now.
    As I looked the carb over I found a bugger in the float needle....and something that I'd missed before. When I dropped the carb out on the trail the other day, it fell on a capped off vacuum nipple and cut a hole in the rubber vacuum cap.
    Crap all I had to do is plug that hole and all would be well. Sure enough the DR ran like a scalded dog when I got it back together.
    Now I was ready for the Valley of the Gods road. :clap
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    Keep it up Pedro, this is one great story with fantastic pics. :1drink
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  5. Ratman

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    Thanks, Ron, as you know these reports run on comments. :thumb
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  6. JdFan

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    The pictures are absolutely breathe taking. A trip to that area is in my future.

    You also have a most enjoyable writing style, a fun read.
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  7. Ratman

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    Nip and I rode out of camp by 9:30 to another ideal day. We made the first 30 mile destination to Kayenta, and stopped at MD's for breakfast and a bit of internet catch up.
    We agreed to go our separate ways for the day and meetup tonight at the campground at Canyon De Chelle.
    It was 45 miles of pavement out to Mexican Hat so I towed out there thru Monument Valley. Lately I've been there 3 or 4 times, but I took pictures again as I rode. Pictures thru there are always different due to cloud and sunlight conditions....so here are my latest.....
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    I was struck with how much this one looked like an Indian maid.
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    I unloaded in Mexican Hat and started out on the V of G road about 10 miles east of town. The road is only 16 miles long going over to 261....
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    The road is ride-able by any bike, but there is a lot less stress on a lighter DS motorcycle.
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    This is BLM land so dispersed 'free' camping is allowed out there. Lots of rock fire rings show evidence of over nighters. It's very clean with no trash of any kind.....and lots more natural monuments.
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    Almost to soon I find myself at Hwy 261 looking at the cliff that hosts the 'Moki Dugway'.
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    looking down...
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/UJuOPZx6TqDQrgHRHWHJ_jA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CjnTJNzlICU/Tgf_FVK26VI/AAAAAAAANmw/hX9_MuV9oqY/s800/tn_P1040737%252520Stitch.jpg" height="255" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    From the top....That building down there is the 'Valley of the Gods B & B'.
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    Once on top I had to make the 6 mile ride west to Muley Point. Camping here is also possible with all of MV in the background.
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ElceT3U12fApNU6Galty6DA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-etPF1f3KCF0/Tgf_HIGQVBI/AAAAAAAANnM/UauvrAnfAMU/s800/tn_P1040755.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    That's the San Juan River down there. See that little bit of water there on the right?
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XVtZqivcbcRqlNN00J3rtzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uISL2G0_zE0/Tgf_GinbRPI/AAAAAAAANm8/RMIxF0IHVnY/s800/tn_P1040747%252520Stitch.jpg" height="255" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Well at a 10 power zoom you can see folks having a ball down there. :freaky
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/n-zMBuUz7ytZaXsSRbkjEDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cwaI2yPEBp0/Tgf_GBUN3kI/AAAAAAAANm0/Evnvjkae33k/s800/tn_P1040746.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    That's John Brown road there below the cliff. I won't get there this trip, but I will someday.....
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tfiD2zcKMJ0JxOmev4d5-DA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Fm-9hF8kNIY/Tgf_GwyZA9I/AAAAAAAANnI/bDSJ1vfMcg0/s800/tn_P1040750%252520Stitch.jpg" height="253" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Note the fire ring...
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ElceT3U12fApNU6Galty6DA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-etPF1f3KCF0/Tgf_HIGQVBI/AAAAAAAANnM/UauvrAnfAMU/s800/tn_P1040755.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>

    I headed back to Mexican Hat. Along the way I got off the main road to capture the MH rock.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9kg58PUbRFeH-VE4Ap794zA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5tQ6uxJKF-8/Tgf_Ho_H8OI/AAAAAAAANnQ/NYfi-IA7Q1w/s800/tn_P1040761.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Behind the rock hides the San Juan River as well as that magnificent patterned hillside.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8O5ytdvIuCuOBu6hrHE7FzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mTQXoRhzFHc/Tgf_JH8pVqI/AAAAAAAANnc/FSKgmpatgBQ/s800/tn_P1040760.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>

    I went back thru Monument Valley toward Kayenta. Note the different colors of the scenery later in the day.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pHsUQhBBHXZEszapj9zcmTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-VOuExd5FuJQ/Tgf_KCkyBKI/AAAAAAAANnk/65sB60VIBQk/s800/tn_P1040766.JPG" height="396" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>

    The wind kicked up again on the road from 160 to Many Farms (Many Farms is an Indian Town). There was quite a bit of blowing sand, but it was only 60 miles long.
    I was happy to be in the shaded campground of Canyon De Chelle. The large trees provided shelter from the wind. Nip showed up shortly, and we went into the town of Chelle, and enjoyed Burger King's finest for dinner.
    Did I mention that it's a free campground.....? :evil

    Tomorrow we'd explore the Canyon Rim.......
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  8. FoothillRyder

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    Just spectacular Pedro. You didn't happen to capture GPS tracks for this trip, did you? :D
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  9. Ratman

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    LOL, Ron, I'm not techy enough for that.....but here a Map that should help you some. This brings you to where I am todate at Canyon De Chelle....By the way that's pronounced Sha for Chelle.
    Seems like the spanish were trying to pronounce the Indian word, then it got spelled wrong when it went to maps and further interpretations. So there is no rhyme or reason why it's spelled Chelle or pronounced Sha (long a).
    <iframe width="1200" height="950" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-215+N&amp;daddr=I-15+N+to:CA-178+W+to:NV-159+E%2FCharleston+Bl+to:36.2743956,-115.2094859+to:Unknown+road+to:Valley+of+Fire+Hwy+to:AZ-389+E+to:US-89+N+to:AZ-67+to:Cape+Royal+Rd+to:Unknown+road+to:US-163+N%2FUS-163+Scenic+N+to:Valley+of+the+Gods+Rd+to:Mulie+Point+Rd+to:Indn+Route+59+to:Lp+1+Rd&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=36.146955,-109.537983&amp;sspn=0.020065,0.042272&amp;geocode=Ff4zCAIdFB4C-Q%3BFagUGgId6d8U-Q%3BFQ4RJQIdOtkR-Q%3BFS5OJwIdZMUe-Q%3BFduAKQId8woi-Sljsa_0wOvIgDH0u4vO15GaBA%3BFf6NKQIdoegk-Q%3BFdLSKwIdoiMt-Q%3BFcy8MwIdNsxK-Q%3BFWZUOQIdguVJ-Q%3BFSVjKAIdlDZS-Q%3BFTQvJwIdhMVT-Q%3BFa6nLwId8ENp-Q%3BFdQoOAIdKl50-Q%3BFeH2OAIde81z-Q%3BFXAiOAIdVaNx-Q%3BFTWZKwIdnkB0-Q%3BFWWYJwId24x4-Q&amp;mra=mi&amp;mrsp=16&amp;sz=15&amp;via=4&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=35.585852,-113.334961&amp;spn=16.945121,26.345215&amp;z=6&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-215+N&amp;daddr=I-15+N+to:CA-178+W+to:NV-159+E%2FCharleston+Bl+to:36.2743956,-115.2094859+to:Unknown+road+to:Valley+of+Fire+Hwy+to:AZ-389+E+to:US-89+N+to:AZ-67+to:Cape+Royal+Rd+to:Unknown+road+to:US-163+N%2FUS-163+Scenic+N+to:Valley+of+the+Gods+Rd+to:Mulie+Point+Rd+to:Indn+Route+59+to:Lp+1+Rd&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=36.146955,-109.537983&amp;sspn=0.020065,0.042272&amp;geocode=Ff4zCAIdFB4C-Q%3BFagUGgId6d8U-Q%3BFQ4RJQIdOtkR-Q%3BFS5OJwIdZMUe-Q%3BFduAKQId8woi-Sljsa_0wOvIgDH0u4vO15GaBA%3BFf6NKQIdoegk-Q%3BFdLSKwIdoiMt-Q%3BFcy8MwIdNsxK-Q%3BFWZUOQIdguVJ-Q%3BFSVjKAIdlDZS-Q%3BFTQvJwIdhMVT-Q%3BFa6nLwId8ENp-Q%3BFdQoOAIdKl50-Q%3BFeH2OAIde81z-Q%3BFXAiOAIdVaNx-Q%3BFTWZKwIdnkB0-Q%3BFWWYJwId24x4-Q&amp;mra=mi&amp;mrsp=16&amp;sz=15&amp;via=4&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=35.585852,-113.334961&amp;spn=16.945121,26.345215&amp;z=6&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>


    A better map is this link
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    I think I can make that work, thanks Pete!
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  11. Ratman

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    We planed to spend a full day riding the south Canyon Rim looking at the beautiful red Canyon and it's cliff dwellings. We left in the morning for the ride along the rim. It's roughly 20 miles out with a half dozen view sights from the rim and one that allows you to walk down into the canyon.
    Here are scenes from the South Rim. With the north rim included there is about 40 miles of canyon bottom with a bunch of tillable land for crops. There is a ruin in that alcove on the left
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1AqOrtZDI0H9RUGpDbRjEzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jfzJBdkYLQ4/Tgf_OhzZ2_I/AAAAAAAANn4/JAHIbn5NcsY/s800/tn_P1040773.JPG" height="369" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/jdmTmnEHyxiQJRY-v_6e-DA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1tPxafuiIPg/Tgf_OPYaclI/AAAAAAAANn0/gdJoV6xXz3c/s800/tn_P1040772.JPG" height="384" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Indians still live and work the land down there. The park services runs all sorts of guided tours, taking care not to bother the residents....often thru an active stream, by the way. It's not cheap though. Ruins in the far wall.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qNedJQBGWWLBdWj0D5aNFDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HD20dvHOjHQ/Tgf_NRR5GpI/AAAAAAAANnw/IwSzh2MHlTY/s800/tn_P1040771.JPG" height="368" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    One of the ruins called the 'White House' allows you to visit. The walk is just over 2 miles total with a 700 ft elevation change. It's a tester. :eek1
    Here we start down...
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    The trail is interesting. Nip waving for the folks...
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    A second tunnel....
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    Finally at the bottom
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    Sometimes there is a lot of water, and a bridge is required.
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    We round a wall down there and are greeted with these Indians trying to make a living. It was the last thing that I expected, but I don't blame them...money rules.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/j75fJQwD3kalXFCBF8msZzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HeCMjKtVPrw/Tgf_QDaTyFI/AAAAAAAANoQ/2y_2wqjJ6DE/s800/tn_P1040785.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    There's the White House, and look at that humongous cliff.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/jrrP_sNM5HYRw7IL7WfiZTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9shKXFml3_A/Tgf_QA5bnbI/AAAAAAAANoM/52-ZBMEqcq0/s800/tn_P1040786%252520Stitch.jpg" height="550" width="341" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hRk5T9a3VA-t8Vl7ddr8VTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-omF-3PCYR6M/Tgf_QlUTxeI/AAAAAAAANoU/cYniiL5cdbU/s800/tn_P1040786.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    That's as close as we could get....gotta respect how fragile that stuff is, as well as how many people want to see it.
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    Nip and I tried to see the hand holds and path that the Indians used to get to the second level for some time. Later a ranger told us that the bottom level was five stories high when folks were living here. We felt kinda dumb after that. :rofl
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    ....and I was there. :clap
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    ......We start back up the hill...There are a few benches in a bit of shade along the way. You feel pretty good sitting on one of those benches. Then another geezer comes along but you're still sitting there. They go on by.
    Well, payback is hell at the next bench, and those folks that just passed you by are sitting there on the bench that you would die for. :evil:evil
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    Our trail is gradual and winds around a lot, very gradual decent. We watched a pair of teen age kids just taking a direct route down the hill like this picture. They said they had to tend the sheep after school. They didn't even know the hill was there. :huh
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    We finished out the day running out to Spider Rock. This rock has been in many commercials. I think one had a jeep on top of it. My camera ran out of battery so go here to see Spider Rock. It's the third picture down.
    http://www.sacredlandtours.com/naztours.html

    Back at camp we prepared hamburgers for dinner.
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    Alcohol stoves performing as hoped...
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    Fed well, we went to bed happy. Tomorrow we'd head out the North rim to see the sites and then head for Albuquerque. Taos is in the distance. I've never been there.

    See you in the morning.....
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  12. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Thanks, JD. Get thee self to Indian Country soon as you can. It's remarkable country.
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  13. Ratman

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    Today's route
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    I've dabbled around Albuquerque in the past, but not near enough. So today we went out along Canyon De Chelle's north fork. We spent till 11am looking at more rim shots of the beautiful Canyon.
    Here's another ruin....
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    Indians lived here long before the Spanish of Coronado's time. And of course this was Mexico's land up till little over a 100 years ago, so the Indians and the Spanish have had a long running battle over the years. Even the French, who ruled Mexico for a while got in their licks at the Indians. It's no wonder the Indians sot out hard to get at places to live.
    There's a park plaque of a dwelling that is call 'Two Fell' along the cliff top. It's a small alcove some 50 feet from the rim. Story has it that some Spanish soldiers had gotten into the alcove to do a bit of massacring, and one soldier was surprised by an Indian woman that caught him not looking. she knocked him off the ledge. The 'Two Fell' 500 ft to the canyon floor.
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/X7gn7eHgWo006sZpYR40nTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zbs4M24pRuE/Tgf_UBmXNfI/AAAAAAAANpU/eGUpBoE9k7I/s800/tn_P1040817.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
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    Current Indian hogan down there.
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    After we left the CdeC we travels on the couple hundred miles thru Window Rock and Gallup to Abq. There was a lot of photo worthy scenery, but I had trouble with my camera as I shot while riding, and couldn't look at the shots that I took. I didn't know that the camera was malfunctioning.

    We arrived in ABQ around 5pm. It had been running in the High 90 degrees. We decided that it was motel time. We'd last showered 5 days ago in Fredonia. It was time to clean up and catch up on the Net. The night in the motel was well deserved........
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  14. tsavo sam

    tsavo sam rider of the blue gnu

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    Great ride report. Good luck in your travels and keep the rubber side down.
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  15. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    This is the ABQ/Taos area, and where We/I traveled for the next several days. You have to zoom out and move the map around a bit.... I haven't quite leaned how to get the size map I want zoomed in and centered properly. I'm a work in progress. LOL
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  16. Ratman

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    That morning we abused the motel for their free breakfast and coffee, and prolly got out of there by 8am. First we headed over to long time biker friends Steve and Linda who lived on the north side of town.
    It was hard to get past their 4 nice bikes in the garage. A '98 ST1100 with 16000 (for sale, PM me for info), a Veradero, a KLR, and Steve has a nice liter Sport bike.
    In spite of all those nice bikes they still talk to me. :rofl It was great to see them again, but I had ulterior motives. They both know the local roads from a moto point of view.
    They got their maps out over a fresh pot of coffee, and we talked roads from ABQ to and around Taos. They routed us on the little roads where the things to be seen were. It worked out very well.
    We found out that they are eager to get relocated to Colorado where they bought a few acres last year. Steve is retired and Linda needs to find a good Job up there. They figure sometime around next spring.
    We were on the little roads on the way north on 550 then 4 by the Caldera and past Bandelier Park.
    On the way, hardly 30 miles out of town, we stumbled into these hot spring like deposited.
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    In general we just tooled up the road looking at olden times, and great twisties in the mtns. It was a great day and we were high enough that the temps were moderate.
    There were big fires in Northwestern AZ and NM but the smoke that was bad earlier in the week wasn't bad while we were there.
    Not far into the mountain we stopped at a view point over looking 'the Caldera'. A caldera is a huge earth crust explosion usually. In this case it's a bowl 10 miles wide and 15 miles long. This one is grassy with no trees. It's protected from hunting and has a large herd of Elk out there.
    If you noticed the little animals at all, a mile or more out there, you'd think it was cattle, but signs will correct you if you read them.
    They are still little even with my 10 power zoom.
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    Some other bikes pulled up while we were there. One of them on an FJR said, "I've seen you and that trailer rig on ADVrider". He took a hard look at it up close, thinking that pulling a DS bike with him to Alaska later this summer interested him.
    We moved on. Next we passed the entrance to Bandelier Park. I wasn't going to stop thinking it was a day use place with camping. Nip hauled me down and said that we should go there as he'd been there, and it was a good deal more than I expected.
    As we entered the Park the Ranger asked if I was going down to the lower level...if I was, I couldn't take the trailer down there. Huh?? OK, I found a place and parked it, then we went the several miles down to the Visitors Center slash gift center.
    I'm really glad we stopped at the park as there were major ruins and cliff dwelling down there.
    Here's the major Round House. It was surrounded by probably hundreds of cliff residences. Many of which were hollowed out soft rock rooms.
    These pictures will explain.....
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/EukC5JyHrm4X_eAGK718ZzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6OSZylpkuK8/Tgf_V4_E6rI/AAAAAAAANqA/XTxgg-k9uF8/s800/tn_P1040845%252520Stitch.jpg" height="363" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Cliff hollowed out dwellings. The cliffs even look soft.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cnIl0FkSxh5JY4uc-xvnKzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bwco2KETTx8/Tgf_VYhDEfI/AAAAAAAANpw/yBeyJd1snIQ/s800/tn_P1040841%252520Stitch.jpg" height="345" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ykfNhne6URZh3wljlwRctTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Zf8zciiUPb4/Tgf_VUa619I/AAAAAAAANp4/muBHqC2BBEY/s800/tn_P1040843.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NHfGO1Ytuw4trYh0Luo9vTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JA3MHdpzvjc/Tgf_WGmlcPI/AAAAAAAANqI/ocs2SgFkIH0/s800/tn_P1040848.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    There was also lots of masonry housing at the base of the cliffs a few stories high.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/seoVzfRWu8zG6lAjU3Vm6zA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wXIZo8M48AU/Tgf_WNIRESI/AAAAAAAANp8/7zYsnDxPwcY/s800/tn_P1040849%252520Stitch.jpg" height="396" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Perhaps the most complete of all the ruins.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bA0J4umue7No0B6ply7P2TA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Zn37IXNipo4/Tgf_VpqJFvI/AAAAAAAANp0/J2GIAzxSqQc/s800/tn_P1040844.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    The holes show where roof beams were plugged into the wall for stories no longer in existence.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/x3qPbTX8tfZLUBoP7Tv5WjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-sBpG5MlAmAw/Tgf_W0iXyvI/AAAAAAAANqY/8Lb83QralXw/s800/tn_P1040854.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>

    After leaving Bandelier we enjoyed curves all the way to Penasco where we had dinner.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2mX88e_5vUc9p0wzCDD2GTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ByQbtE5Ftes/Tgf_X7Prd0I/AAAAAAAANqk/8ZTxXQYy3i4/s800/tn_P1040859.JPG" height="405" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/b4HW8i6FfAClnAOtoAOuqjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_h-rxnc6HX8/Tgf_XbAd8nI/AAAAAAAANqU/pSowxQu_H1g/s800/tn_P1040858.JPG" height="341" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Evening approached. We needed food and a campground about the time we rolled into Penasco. There was a small Mex Food trailer on the right.
    The place wasn't much but the food was good.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ik6-FY8dqw6dRj7YPKdq1zA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QNl7GOfjdak/Tgf_YNedb4I/AAAAAAAANqw/pgLMFseaVa4/s800/tn_P1040863.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Uj-UA80prvSjiX1tWHo-_zA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DQlVynahiUI/Tgf_YKe-ayI/AAAAAAAANq0/dEMilxM84SI/s800/tn_P1040862.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    I asked the owner where I could take a wizz. He said to go out behind the dump truck around back....my kind of place for sure. :freaky
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nMMV0GZ2aPrGwZvt4qNA2zA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P3EUOssQVEw/Tgf_YXWER6I/AAAAAAAANqs/UFMwr3wvk8M/s800/tn_P1040864.JPG" height="550" width="733" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    There were a couple Mex seniors there when we got there. We asked about camping. The eager one said sure, go thru town make a turn and go a couple miles to a National forest campground.
    I tried that and got about a mile out of town on a dirt road....hummm .....this can't be right. I stopped and asked some Indian/mexicans at a ranch where the campground was. They said it was a few miles further on that dirt road.
    I elected to go back to Pavement and look for a campground over there which we found inside of 10 miles. We had camp set up by 7:30. I don't think I lasted to 9pm before my lights went out.

    Red River, Wagon Mound, Springer and more tomorrow......
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  17. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    We woke to more wonderful weather. The nights are cold at altitude. Nip is on the verge of being cold. He's resorted to sleeping with all his clothes on including his long undies. Complicating his sleeping is a leak in his permarest mat.
    Finally we soaped his mat up and found his leak and put tire patch cement on the hole which stopped the leak. Nip was now hopeful of better nights sleeping to come.
    There is a 100 mile figure 8 couple of loops in the Taos Mtn for a great ride of the area. We would do most of that today.
    Here we are at a historic building just outside of Penasco...Nip and his Harley make a great model.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/5arxRndb3Jp0Gbzuei77tTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gUlMYtr9AFc/Tgf-LAeyo8I/AAAAAAAANZA/i4af43xihJU/s800/tn_DSCF4085.JPG" height="449" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    We stopped at Kristi's Kafe, near Mora, for breakfast. It was a good choice. Good food and good quantity. By the time we finished the temp had warmed to perfect.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/juNymokWbpzvZR5lCspolzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zl9bJxOw_KA/Tgf-K0LRzOI/AAAAAAAANZE/q-WOGt1S9q8/s800/tn_DSCF4082%252520Stitch.jpg" height="202" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Lots of open country
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2-iSlJmu2LsWPMjQKsMu4TA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UpRGgrWiT-E/Tgf-LXCkdSI/AAAAAAAANZI/xluByatKqSI/s800/tn_DSCF4089.JPG" height="247" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Lot's of old ranch houses/barns returning to dust....
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/c0HgqaQaGi55AKO_iF_ssTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JSoSGkk4Ubc/Tgf-L5dLyJI/AAAAAAAANZM/sOsPgk0JgSc/s800/tn_DSCF4090.JPG" height="383" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Nip follows along passing another old relic of a building. We went north from Mora.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wb7VAMxdwJYg6qVEsYGaTDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rwmRcenk7RU/Tgf-L0K8zoI/AAAAAAAANZU/MWasA__9Onw/s800/tn_DSCF4091.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2S804xCMZk_lf6mKTyfptzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AdYTAD50dPo/Tgf-MVaK6oI/AAAAAAAANZY/H9d7trBvZPA/s800/tn_DSCF4094.JPG" height="332" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    The folks have time for their churches up there.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/fMp2-qhefoGp00sue8bBYjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B_rFLugwtrI/Tgf-MhnN8UI/AAAAAAAANZc/EvU-B-mcDIM/s800/tn_DSCF4098.JPG" height="266" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Back to the relics...
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cKt7-M7ueFbHA7n0ZLOOLjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-x4PP77lSGCo/Tgf-MieIHuI/AAAAAAAANZg/hht1oLCw6Qw/s800/tn_DSCF4096.JPG" height="390" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    I have great respect for these guys. Looks like fun if you can just subtract the pain in the legs.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/NaUD8MNjKxesBv6mjFDmuTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Wr5llvnGqfI/Tgf-MvE0CwI/AAAAAAAANZk/BkZqBcp1uUY/s800/tn_DSCF4101.JPG" height="245" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/GaxHeybrCFD3iMpzPT_U9TA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eJ0HmDr_kjY/Tgf-M-y52SI/AAAAAAAANZo/YDtONMXU_ec/s800/tn_DSCF4102%252520Stitch.jpg" height="219" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dT-_Slj-vv9F__GSDi5EoTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yI_KnFVXImA/Tgf-NcdizdI/AAAAAAAANZs/LzS_QCn34jw/s800/tn_DSCF4110%252520Stitch.jpg" height="238" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Springer NM is east a bit. I needed to go there as my last name is Springer. A true adventurer had to go there. To that end we took 120 east. I hadn't noticed that a bit of it was dirt, but only about 15 miles.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/oppPktQFG5to1L3_9YVMYDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d4Uu3I1O9cI/Tgf-N3njM1I/AAAAAAAANZ4/_0G40jUQFJ4/s800/tn_DSCF4113.JPG" height="449" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    We went up to about 9000 ft, and saw a Cinnamoned colored 200 lb Black bear who was all about getting the hell away from us. That was cool with us. I'd have a hard time doing a quick u-turn for an escape.
    Shortly we regained pavement, but at the hotter high planes level of 5000 ft.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/858HHod64hlVXuzKYwBvRTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7MIo46y7VNs/Tgf-N5PeFjI/AAAAAAAANZw/WyeVmbwajbA/s800/tn_DSCF4114.JPG" height="296" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Look at those blue skies and cotton ball clouds.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mi7e0L7yqZqc1y91-oxskTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gfX7oUUBVBk/Tgf-N4HFNmI/AAAAAAAANZ0/MLiU9OMKAnE/s800/tn_DSCF4115.JPG" height="413" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>

    Wagon Mound next......
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  18. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    The 25 miles out to Wagon Mound was sweet. Lots of decaying old ranch building as almost all the old small towns along a freeways (in this case I-25) are drying up.... Still they have a charm all their own.
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OuhX55-HUl68-LQJDg6ouTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-y-qMyGc077s/Tgf-OYJlurI/AAAAAAAANaA/5yZgiMC2Cks/s800/tn_DSCF4119.JPG" height="450" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    Photos often lose their sharpness when you shoot from the saddle....talk about distracted driving. :evil
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    I love a red barn......
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2Rb_l5unTOYRQ60_vsI-BDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kuhL5oLc9UY/Tgf-PyvkRII/AAAAAAAANac/7h-lwE7h8pM/s800/tn_DSCF4131.JPG" height="301" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    the ride was complete with antelope......
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    We stopped at a convenience store for sodas to help with the new found heat of the Praire. Oh....it's Sunday and small town America may be closed. Today was that day. Wagon Mount school, across the street, was good sized.
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    We rode 25 miles north to Springer....It was another town bypassed by I-25. That kills the commercial aspect of a town which soon religates the town to hardly more then residential....with some quaint older downtown buildings.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BqakAC-sPZQxzPyeeZmhTjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0-_nNldumzw/Tgf-RAO0DjI/AAAAAAAANas/ap1NVwtuW0A/s800/tn_DSCF4142.JPG" height="305" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FchnNseaVPqFLMbwQDgyHDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XpyYDLBSOmo/Tgf-Rx9sR-I/AAAAAAAANa8/x8NwPHUKiTk/s800/tn_DSCF4144.JPG" height="449" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/p.ratfab/RidingSM4CSabmag?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCIGAudnZkPCP7AE&feat=embedwebsite">Riding SM4C, Sabmag</a></td></tr></table>
    We stopped at the town museum...they had a tribute to a fallen soldier from last year, RIP.
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    I'll bet the Cozy Motel could tell some stories about the good old days, but those days have faded into the past. :cry
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    We had spent enough time down here in the heat, and I had seen the town of Springer. This was a far east as we'd go on this trip.....it was all west from here. We headed toward Eagles Nest back on the Taos figure 8.
    We found a place to eat in Eagles nest. It was kinda an upscale restaurant, but their country fried steak burger was huge and inexpensive.
    I'll remember this place as we had a 15 or 16 year old waitress. She was actually the dishwasher, but her older sister, the real waitress had let her handle us.
    We were the second customers that she'd ever waited on. She was cute, and made a lot of rookie mistakes, but still she was a highlight of our day.
    A nice red bike sat out front....
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    We moved on to Red River. Our first stop was at the CofC building. It was closed but their Wifi reached to the shaded tables out front.
    I wanted to check mail so Nip went for an hours ride, and I fired up my netbook. When I was finished I wandered around out back and found the original Snowmobile.
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    Nip came back...we went to gas up. There was a nice air supply there so Nip took the time to check and air up his tires. I noted that he had a time getting the air chuck to seal on his tires valve stems.
    Soon we were on the road.....it was about 5pm. I'd been watching the map and thought that we would soon run out of FS campgrounds....like in 10 miles or so. Nip thought it was too early to camp. Yeah it was early, so we continued
    We road on to Questa and made the proper left turn in town. As we left town, Nip who was leading made an out of the ordinary stop on the road's shoulder. Whas up....I wondered.
    Nip said that his rear tire suddenly went flat...WTF. Sure enough it was dead flat. What to do now. A guy and gal walking told us that at the last Maverick station, just a 100 yards behind us, they had a tire bay and would fix that tire. No crap....how's that for luck?
    Nip wobbled the bike back and the store owner who ran the tire part came down to work on our tire problem. Apparently when the tire was installed with a steel stem it wasn't tightened enough, and when Nip had trouble airing the tire up he had knocked it so that it leaked.
    Our new best friend, the Maverick station owner, was able to get it tight, and within a half hour it was all aired up and ready to go.
    We asked about campgrounds on down the road toward Taos. They said there were none so we back tracked to a campground a few miles back, and set up for the night.
    Nip enjoyed a much better nights sleep with a mat that held air.

    Tomorrow we would see the legendary Taos.........
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  19. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    We had our coffee in camp next to the creek that passed by our campground. We looked forward to Taos.
    Taos was only 20 miles away. After trying to get breakfast in Questa and finding everything closed on Monday...or not open yet, we just soldiered on to the McDonnalds in Taos.
    Traffic was a bit of a clog for three of four blocks downtown. There was lots of art for sale along the streets as well as galleries.
    I had no idea of what Taos would be like, but it was clearly up scale. Up scale is good, just not for me.
    Across from Micky D's was a custom motorcycle shop. We went in for a visit. Nip was more interested in the cruiser items inside.
    Turns out Taos is 2 towns. The old Taos Indian Pueblo, and the commercial Taos that has grown up a couple miles away. The Indians are trying to maintain the old village ways with lots of booths and tables to sell Indian crafts and jewelry.
    I think hard times have hit the Indian vendors as well as the rest of us. I'd heard there was a charge of 8 dollars just to get into the Pueblo. If so, there's no longer a charge as they don't want to drive people away.
    On this day (Monday) there were only 5 or so tables and those were folding up by 1pm. There were Indians on top of the houses yelling a traditional chant. We were told there would be an Indian dance later.
    It just wasn't our cup of tea. Although in the beginning....50 to 75 years ago....Taos Pueblo was a hell of an authentic Indian Village. There might have been a couple thousand inhabitants. Indians still live in the mud/adobe dwelling.
    The houses now sport electricity and stove pipes sticking out of the roofs. It all seems a bit of a fleece job of the tourists. An hour in Taos and I'd seen enough. In all honesty I may have been getting tired from traveling every day.
    I wanted to start working my way back to Dolores Co for the biker meetup next Thursday. Nip on the other hand had been trying to connect with a high school buddy that lived down east of Santa Fe a little south of I-25.
    We agreed to separate. Nip would go south and I'd go east. Goodbyes were said, and then we were alone.
    I had to go a mile north to find Hwy 64. I gassed everything up before I left town. I spotted a Natl Forest on the map some 50 miles away. There appeared to be camping there near El Rito. I was all over that.
    I had scarcely got 10 miles out of town when I discovered, purely by accident, the Rio Grande George. What a grand surprise....
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    Of course the Indians had a large crafts concession on the east side of the river. That's a good distance down there.
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    just after the bridge, I turn south toward El Rito. El Rito is an old town...recently most of it's downtown has closed up. El Llano Bar sells some convenience store items and liquor....and there is a 15 foot wide Mex restaurant left in town....later I found a library.
    They have to go 30 miles to get gas....Matin's general store closed a couple years ago.
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    I found the NF free camping not far from town and settled down for a couple days. I pumped up my air mat and got comfortable.
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    I had a few hours to kill so I got my Tony Hillerman Indian novel out and started storing up some energy. I had plans for tomorrow.
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    I had a little camp fire later...it was probably against the law....and went to bed about 9pm.
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  20. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    Pete, I'm glad you got to ABQ...I spent a couple years there just after university. Didnt see nearly enough of the area, but I did go up to Santa Fe a few times...loved it there.

    anyway, a good ride, a good camp and a Tony Hillerman novel...you got it made my friend...

    keep up the good reports :clap
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