Summer Ride in Indian Country

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

  1. Ratman

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    Yeah, sion........I was pretty much in hog heaven. Worth noting: When I pulled in to the free camping area of the Carson Natl forest. I took the first campable site that I saw. It turns out that I was the only one camping anywhere around there that I saw, and within a 1/4 mile there were many more better sites that even had tables.

    I was a little too eager to camp. :norton
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  2. Ratman

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dLi72gttIXVcsoXj9BuDMDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ji1IgwcrVwc/Tgf-Y5FmLOI/AAAAAAAANbw/MMK8z-EkTtI/s800/tn_DSCF4175.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>

    I made coffee in the morning heating water with my alcohol stove. I must have brought 8 or 10 stoves to try out my latest designs. Of note is that tin can with all the holes in it on the seat.....that one burns twigs or balled up paper.
    I usually put a handful of twigs in the can, and add a splash of alcohol for fire starter. The twigs are free and it burns in a breeze unlike alcohol stoves....and you can add more twigs at anytime.
    My IC map showed a bunch of dirt roads in the area. I figured to give the DR a workout today. Looked like a 100 miles of forest roads in the area. :clap
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    There were a few relics of the past.......
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    A family of beavers had been busy in the area.
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    Note the trees stumps in the middle of the pond.
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    These beavers were very busy...kinda over achievers.
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    These stumps were 16" or 18" thick.
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    I took a little video today....please ignore the thumb. :wink: Note that the road is not challenging...just right for me or anyone with a big Adventure bike.
    I had chosen to go to Canjilon some 30 miles away. I didn't have a full tank when I left so I needed to gas up there.
    I took a side road out toward '15 springs'. I never saw the springs but scenes like this one were all I needed to make the side road worthwhile.
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    I got as high at 9500 ft at Canjilon Lakes.....
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    The other lake
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    Canjilon was a nice little town, but no store of any kind. I had to go out to 84 and north a few miles to Anthony Martin's Maverick store/bar/gas station. Anthony was a pleasant guy so I had a couple drinks with him.
    Anthony had a Maverick station with some old out building. He showed me a brand new Corvette and a show Harley in one of them with a new pickup out front. Yes Anthony, behind me was doing ok. Nice guy....
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    I got back to the ride and reentered my route back at Canjilon. I'd take the southern route back to my camp at El Rito.
    Not far south of Canjilon my DR ran out of fuel. I knew it was fuel starvation as I couldn't drain any fuel out of the float bowl via it's drain. I figured it must be another booger in the float needle....damn.
    Well if a booger can flow into the needle then I should be able to suck on the fill line and get it out of there. I took the fuel line loose from the tank and gave it a few good sucks. The fuel began to flow out of the float bowl drain....and more to the point was that the DR started and I was able to finished the ride.
    Somehow I lost all the rest of the pictures of the day. But no matter, it was just more beautiful mountain forest scenes.
    I finished the circuit at about 1:45. I was in time to get a seat at Farlito's 15 ft wide Mexican cafe in El Rito before they went to siesta at 2:pm. Damn good food.
    Cody was an engaging young man doing waiter duty. He was born and raised in Long beach Ca. I've no idea how he got to this BFE small town. He was doing online courses to get into the computer game business. I can't imagine what that entails. Cody told me of the free wifi at the library down the road a couple miles.
    The wifi tip was great....after lunch I went to the Library and spent an hour on one of their computers. Good stuff.
    About 4:30 I was back at camp. I stumbled around there for a while...I'd finished my Hillerman book....what to do, what to do.....
    Well there was another forest road that went 15 or so miles over to Vallecitos where it connected to a paved road to Canon Plaza....where'd that name come from, I'll never guess. :D
    The new forest road was cool, as they all are. It went up for a while...I passed a bicyclist. I slowed as I went by and asked him where he was going. He gave me a weird look and said 'Canada'. Wow, I thought, and rode off.
    A few miles later I came on another bicyclist. I matched his speed and again asked where he was going. He was more talkative.
    I found out that he and the other biker were in a 15 man race from Mexico to Canada along the Continental Divide Trail. Ah soo....now I know why the first guy looked at me weird.
    This guy, Russ Mcbride, had broken a petal in Abq and it took a day to get his bike fixed. Because of that he said he was fresh, and would ride another 6 or 7 hours today, about 180 miles for the day. I learned that I could track them at the 'Tour Divide race' tracking page.
    I did track him for the next week. somewhere near the Montana border Russ was listed as scratched. I'll alway wonder what happened to him. Maybe he was eaten by a bear.
    I rode on, and not far away I ran into a biker with a trailer who was from Minnesota. He was just out here kinda following the bike race and testing himself as he might try this race one day.
    He had time to talk so I learn a lot about what was going on. Pretty interesting stuff. 15 riders had started out from Antelope Well on the Mex border racing north, and 75 guys had started out at the Canadian border heading south. As we talked, I began to appreciate gasoline all the more. :freaky
    I continued on to Canon Plaza and a few miles beyond, then I turned around and back tracked to camp passing all my new bicycle friends.
    Back at camp I had a bowl of Ramen noodles and finished up a bag of chips for dinner.

    I would leave my little paradise in the morning.....
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  3. Ratman

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    I broke camp by 10am. I was in no hurry. BTW, there should be a law against being on tour and in a hurry. :rofl I went by the Library....it wasn't really open but a geezer was there doing something so he let me in for a web session. He was a husband of one of the ladies that I met yesterday at the library. He said that she told him that a mtn man was in there yesterday.
    I reckon I needed some house breaking and a clean up. :freaky

    Anyway I got out of El Rito before noon. I had about 3/4 tank of fuel....I figured I was in good shape gas wise, but I had to remember that the DR was low so I couldn't count on that for much gas.
    I drove up to Tres Piedres, no gas there.
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    It would be 60 more miles east on 64 before gas could be found. I didn't know if I could make the sixty, and I wasn't sure that the next town had gas as it's map letters were the same size as Tres Piedres. I elected to go back 30 miles to Taos for gas.
    It was just as well that I did because that took me past/over Taos Mesa where all the Earthships were built. Earthships are weird ultra green houses that I've seen in pictures. There must be 25 of them on that Mesa....most too far away for camera shots. They are all similar to this one. See the others in the back ground?
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    As I passed the Rio Grande Gorge the vendor were out in full force.
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    Now I was back to heading west on 64 ultimately with Bloomfield or Aztec as the goal for today, Wednesday.
    Hwy 64 was a beauty. It went up to 10500 and was spectacular with both scenery and road surface.
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    I gassed up in Tierra Amarilla before I cut across the Apache Res at Lake Heron
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    This route took me between Heron and Vado lakes, then it would spit me out on a dirt road as I entered the Apache Res.
    The Indian Road started out poorly, and I was worried that I might get into some soft sand, but that wasn't the case. Let me say here that the big tires on the trailer let it roll easily in sand
    I wound through a beautiful canyon. The road got better and better till I was again on pavement. I breathed a sigh of relief and began to enjoy the ride again.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HxKQ4yhoLALrBV8jIMxIjDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Cf2i4JVelXs/Tgf_iqMl80I/AAAAAAAANsU/Czfof2yQJo8/s800/tn_P1040895.JPG" height="400" 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>
    This village looked like summer shacks bay a lake on the Res.
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    I spent the rest of the day marveling at the landscape naturally, but more than that at the amount of Oil drilling Gobernador to Bloomfield and north to Aztec.
    I arrived in Bloomfield at about 6pm, and looked for a motel room, but there were none. I moved on to Aztec and found a nice room at the Enchantment Inn.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Y6E8q6qvSayoHxCd_AOtBzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1q-8r8TSXlc/Tgf-bohWpUI/AAAAAAAANco/gJu6HFsd09Q/s800/tn_DSCF5035%252520Stitch.jpg" height="297" 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 retired after McDonald for dinner and used the free wifi for a few hour before going to sleep. I had less than a hundred miles to go tomorrow. I'd have to find a scenic route.......
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  4. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    It's Thursday. A few riders from all over Colorado, and at least 4 other states will be represented in Dolores tonight. Most have left this morning and a few like me left days ago. We would all have a few beers together tonight. I looked forward to it.
    But first I had to spend at least 8 hrs riding in order to not get there too soon. I perused the map and found a road that went out past Navajo Dam then up to Bayfield, and north to another Velocitos before going to Durango.
    I followed the San Jaun River east toward the dam. The rivers were full all over as the snow continued to melt in the mtns.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OMAo-Mtkzn4zIJR7wumOLzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S4Wxivh6CSE/Tgf-ccPZVnI/AAAAAAAANcw/8QMf6I-i8BU/s800/tn_DSCF5041.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>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/76Ikc-aCdeUdFbXFZzIrfTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MRl1nIhbmm8/Tgf-cJLOs4I/AAAAAAAANc0/ovTv2vzPtkM/s800/tn_DSCF5039.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>
    That's the dam. The spillway is on the left looking like my road. But no the road is that diagonal line going up the dam to the left. I'd never seen a road built on the back of a dam like that.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bcn1RMuZU1XW4RTi45l2GTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MCE7Mc0Kg4s/Tgf-cUEDCAI/AAAAAAAANdA/F3fdjgoTAaE/s800/tn_DSCF5043.JPG" height="331" 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 lake is huge and goes for 15 or twenty miles back into the hills.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/XlupmLGvrW480sE9eZKWgDA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mzJw-i3efR0/Tgf-c8puVxI/AAAAAAAANc4/-obi5Ixn4ZY/s800/tn_DSCF5046.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>
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/tecDt_YZ_Rl85nF0a___czA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o9Kno4oHjGo/Tgf-c_WR2TI/AAAAAAAANc8/CJLUb-nUI18/s800/tn_DSCF5047.JPG" height="398" 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 rode on to the Valecitos area. It was beautiful. It had lakes, luscious green fields, and snow covered Mtns. I was glad that I rode that way today.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/wmrdRpbhSsBWtwcbXvJuvzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bmAJ6a-XOjI/Tgf-dYIc9GI/AAAAAAAANdE/te9wyr2Zm6c/s800/tn_DSCF5057.JPG" height="387" 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/JUa0BGyyTQQuS4w3l9wyODA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Uy2JjNLTlmc/Tgf-ddDPVzI/AAAAAAAANdQ/N0v5-ck1o6I/s800/tn_DSCF5056.JPG" height="313" 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/2cBmWJNSPwX8thlsttfZHjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v8wJ_Ky0Bl4/Tgf-dgg1tMI/AAAAAAAANdU/datvFOShDCs/s800/tn_DSCF5061%252520Stitch.jpg" height="281" 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>
    It had only been a 100 mile ride to Durango. I rode thru town and got out of town without trouble. While I was riding thru town I was spied by a young ADVrider that was riding in Calif a couple years back. He ended up staying in an adjacent condo unit to mine.
    We introduced ourselves and actually went on a couple local rides together. He was freshly graduated from college as an engineer and was looking to relocate from Michigan. As it turned out he couldn't find a job, and he went back to MI. I figured that we'd probably never run into one another again.
    His avitar is xdbx. I didn't see him but he called my cell phone and left me a message that he'd seen me pass thru town....there aren't many bikes pulling a bike. He could hardly be wrong.
    It really is a small world. I sure hope that he managed to escape from MI. I liked Daniel.

    I set my course toward Dolores. Soon I was there, and had camp set up in the Dolores River Campground and RV park, with the Dolores River less that 50 yards away.
    A couple of my riding buddy showed up a little later. LD walker on the right and Dave Snell, left. These boys were from over around Westcliffe Co.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_qOeqWhUYimAE-QgVbHQIjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n0nj1kNRhN4/Tgf-ew9aMjI/AAAAAAAANdc/NlnLqEthEno/s800/tn_DSCF5072.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'd do some riding tomorrow....
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  5. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    At this point I've done 2 weeks of reporting with pictures adnauseum. :rofl

    The ADV stats show 2000 watchers. I can't tell if you guys are clicking in for a look and deciding the report is not for you, or if there is a core of viewers who keep returning for the next installment.
    I'd appreciate you all letting me know.......TIA.

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  6. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I'm in for the duration Pedro...keep it goin
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  7. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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  8. rdtz

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    Great report--love the photos.:thumbup
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  9. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    gotta keep you in good spirits....I wanna go to Baja in a year or two and am gonna need a good guide :wink:
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  10. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    We're here and loving the ride brother. I just felt like you were doing such a great job ,me adding in my 2 cents was of little value. Keep it coming !! :clap
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  11. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Thanks, rdtz, how about a picture of that BSA?? My memory of my '55 golden flash is that it was the perfect bike. :norton
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  12. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    It's good to see you guys out there. I started thinking that none of the readers were signed up ADV folks. :wink:
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  13. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    I had looked at my Sabre's rear tire. I was running a car tire as a test. I was looking for big mileage from it, and didn't get it. The tire wouldn't get me the 1500 that I needed out of it to get me home.
    I use the same wheels as the trailer does, on the Sabre, and I had one nearly new tire on the trailer. I dreamed all night about what could go wrong out here if I changed that tire & rim to the Sabre In the morning.
    ....but apparently that was what I needed to do. As soon as I finished my morning coffee, I got on the wheel switch. It takes a little longer when you have a trailer hitch to deal with. My hitch is pretty easy as the back part just unbolts.
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    Much to my surprise the swap was completed in about an hour. Last time I took a wheel off the trailer, I had a slightly rusted/stuck axle on the trailer. I don't think I could have handled that out here in the RV park....at least no quickly and with the tools on hand.

    Here's today's ride route.
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    LD, Dave, and I checked in with the riders that checked in late last night. They were headed toward Teluride for the day, so we made plans to drink their beer when we all got back. We did have breakfast with them all before we left
    Our 3 man group was going to Canyonland's Needles Outpost about 25 miles southwest of Moab. I'd never been there. I was eager to see it.
    It was a 110 miles out to the park, but the spectacular stuff started just west of Monticello. The road took a jog once in town to find the right way to the outpost.
    Actually it wasn't the right way. We added a leg up into the Abajo Mtns to add value to the day's ride. We attained 9000 ft. Because of the clouds and some very light sprinkles we stopped to add a layer of clothes. This was only 20 miles into the Mtns, then we were back down to 5000ft and again surrounded by the magnificent rugged red cliffs that is so common around southern Ut.....off with that layer of clothes.
    The first thing we came to was Newspaper rock. It's probably the biggest rock with the most petroglyphs on any one rock it the USA.
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/S6vpF2f3yU-teh2jSAjKvzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2gz7vI87604/Tgf-fQJg6II/AAAAAAAANdo/LhM7qCujzPk/s800/tn_DSCF5078%252520Stitch.jpg" height="269" 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>
    It was another 20 miles out to the end of the road past these buttes and canyons.
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    This scene give you the big picture, and says it all....
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    We stayed out till 4pm and then made a beeline back to camp. LD, almost ran me out of gas. I was going to stop in Dove Creek even if he didn't. He did though, and I had less than a half gallon left.
    There was a country diner across the street from the station, and it was close enough to dinner time that we elected to get some semi home cooking. The food was good. We made a good choice.
    Everyone was back at camp so we had a good evening lying to each other before retiring. It was decided to take in the Needle's Overlook and Moki Dugway tomorrow.
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  14. FoothillRyder

    FoothillRyder Tiger Cub

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    You couldn't tear me away from this Pedro.

    Except maybe for a ride or sumthin'. :1drink
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  15. ADK

    ADK master of the casual pace

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    :lurk daily :thumb
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  16. davevv

    davevv One more old rider

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    Great report and some clever work on that trailer. Just out of curiosity, how many times has your bike been rebuilt in 200,000 miles?

    I really enjoy the northern New Mexico area. I met my bride there in the summer of 1967. Her folks owned the Starr Trading Post in Red River at that time and I ended up working for them that summer. Turned out she was starting in the fall at the same university I'd been attending for two years and we've been together ever since.
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  17. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Very cool....thanks guys. There really are people out there behind those number that are called 'views'. :rofl :freaky :clap

    I just remembered what happened for evening meal the first night in camp at Dolores. Don Goldston (FJR rider) was there. I honestly don't remember the exact order of events, but anyway we went to town to buy steaks for dinner, just the 2 of us.....and we came back with a couple of good 10 oz steaks.

    You see I'm kinda a minimalist, and like I said before, I had about 10 alcohol stoves with me....it's kinda my hobby this year. And I had a G I mess kit for a skillet to pan fry the steaks.

    I had small stoves, big stoves, short burn, and long burn. Most of these have been used on my patio doing test boils of water. Anyway to cook a thick steak we prolly needed 7 or 8 minutes a side.
    So I got my long burn stove out and got started.... It was pretty simple, spice up the steak, put it in the mess skillet, and set it on top of the stove. I put a can of New potatoes on top of another stove, and the can of spinach on a third stove.

    Of course the spinach and potatoes weren't any problem cause you can eat those cold....if you have to, but the steak needed some watching. They cooked quite well, one at a time of course. But the problem came from putting the thin pan on top of the stove. That puts the fire out under the center of the pan, and only the outside of the steak is cooked from the outside fire jets, and the 2" center was hardly cooked.

    We solved that by eating the outsides, and recooking the centers. I'm still learning about all the refinements of minimalism. :rofl

    I hope to do better next time. Don was a good sport. We enjoyed having dinner together. :freaky
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  18. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Red River is a great little town.....but like all of them depending largely on tourism they are suffering from this depressed economy. Personally, I love being able to camp anywhere because there's lots of room in campgrounds and motels.

    ....about the Sabre, I've had it since 93, I think. It's been very reliable. At 170000 miles or so, I had a getoff in Baja and busted the radiator. I limped thru the trip adding water often. That caused a small head gasket leak that one day, a couple months later, got bigger.
    I cooked the engine on a trip back from LA. So I put another engine, that I had, in it....then I tried to do a 50/50CC to Daytona a couple months later. At Ft Stockton Tx, I spun a bearing from lack of oil....completely my fault from not checking the oil.
    So this time I found a 20000 mile engine and put that in about 4 years ago. I also put the final drive, out of the same bike in. So I figure I'm good to go. The bike ought to out last me.
    If I hadn't gotoff in Baja, I'd still be on the original engine.

    I like old bikes. Thanks to the SABMAG forum, I've been able to learn to work on the old girl. I'd rather have a bike that I can fix than have a bike that I probably won't need to fix, but can't fix if I have to. Plus I can leave my Sabre in a ditch somewhere and walk away if there's a big issue.

    Spinning a bearing in Tx wasn't big enough. All I had to do was buy a 72 dodge van and bring that $100 POS home with me for repairs. I don't know what it would take to get me to leave her? :freaky :rofl
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  19. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Day 2 at Dolores would be spent riding with the boys, and girl. I was really enjoying a couple days of riding with no trailer.
    We had one big KTM and an SV1000 ridden by Ye Wilde Ryder, and His wife Lynn. This couple has been riding big bikes fast together for years. She hangs off his 6 about 20 feet and to the side. They've been doing this for the 10 years that I've known them. She is there like glue and he knows she's there. They are a great team.
    Then there were the 4 boy down from the Denver area. One of those 4, Dave Ryder, was from Pittsburgh On a borrowed 1250 Bandit thanks to Matt Mcdonald. Matt rode his Long trusted 700 Magna for this week.
    Actually Matt Mcdonald and DeWayne organized this little get-together. Don Goldston was along just for the joy of riding on his newish FJR.
    First we tried out Karla's for breakfast. Turned out to be kinda self serve style. They had three topping that they put on everything. Sausage gravy, Green Mx Chilly sauce, and Mx red chilly sauce. It was great.
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    Ye Wilde Ryder and Lynn
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    After breakfast Ye attempts a parking lot wheelie to set the ride's tempo. :clap :clap
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    ....and partner Lynn
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    DeWayne on his very nice Honda liter bike.
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    Dave Ryder on the Bandit
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    Don Goldston on the FJR...
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    Dave had his V1 radar detector with him. It seemed like a good Idea for him to ride point as we would be pressing the speed limit out there in the wide open spaces. The trouble with that was that Dave didn't know where he was going.
    After some starting and farting, it became clear to me that I was the only one that had been to all the places that we were going to go today, so I took the lead and showed the way. Later I dropped back for a few pics.
    ...somewhere on 191 around Dove Creek on 491.
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    I love this shot with the crop duster...
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    We passed Church Rock signifying 6 miles to the Needles Overlook road. Someone hollowed out the rock for some reason and gave the rock a name. That's a great looking rock...nearly symmetric.
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    It was only another 25 miles to our destination. The red cliffs would soon begin.
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    Looking behind us across the plateau is the majestic La Sal Mtns boasting Mt Beale as it highest.
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    We arrived at the Overlook parking...
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    The first order of business was to pick up Don's FJR. His foot had slipped on the pea gravel and done a slow speed drop as he was backing in. Damage was a foot peg. Don easily replaced it with a passenger peg.
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    The Needles Overlook looked out at the Co River as it snaked past, and the Needles Outpost that I'd been to yesterday. Believe me, it was a completely different view from up here.
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    That's the Co River snaking along out there......
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    Ye, DeWayne, Lynn and Dave
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    We spent an hr out there walking all over the place....it was worth the visit.
    Matt and Dave......
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HOYmaoSxYWOLzsmPItLCeTA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ITf8rylruIM/Tgf-r2iGVTI/AAAAAAAANgc/ZDU7UTlacpE/s800/tn_DSCF5184.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>
    It wasn't easy to get the whole group together....and look at that sky, just f'n beautiful.
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    Then we move on to Monticello where we gassed up and had a bit of fast food for lunch.
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    ......... next the Moki Dugway...
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  20. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    Having gassed in Monticello, not Blanding, we all discussed how far it was to Moki and then Mexican Hat for gas. It was important because Matt's Magna was only good for 120 miles or so.
    I figured it was a little over a 100 miles. It was easy for me to say as I wasn't the one that would run out. :evil But Matt took my word for it. I don't know if I'd have done that.
    So we lit out down 191 to 95 east and then 261 South to the MD. There are some vast landscapes, gaps and cuts through cliff, and curvy roads on the way. The Dugway was about 90 miles away, and some pretty good riding if I do say so myself.
    All this was out there....look at that little dirt road over there....
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    Recapture lake, I think, south of Monticello.
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/M6g26anjXBWcFA9R-s6k0zA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_USGri_oPGk/Tgf-s4xFOMI/AAAAAAAANgw/4LWRweYl1x0/s800/tn_DSCF5195.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>
    Finally we arrived at the 2000 ft cliff that is the reason for the Moki Dugway. Copied from a net search: >Indians had long had trails up to the top of Cedar Mesa. Then in 1958, Texas Zinc, a mining company, built the Moki Dugway, in its current form, so they could carry uranium ore from the Happy Jack Mine in Fry Canyon, Utah to a processing mill in Mexican Hat. The Moki Dugway descends 1,100 feet in 3 miles. It is the slowest 3 miles you will ever drive.<
    Ye was the the only one capable to drive to the edge.
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    Does that look like only 1100 ft to you?
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    Finally a picture of Matt's 700. It was a sweet looking Magna, but lately it had begun to slip out of second gear and leak oil from behind the clutch slave cylinder.
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    It was getting late and we had another 100 plus miles to go, so we rode on into Mexican Hat and had something to drink. Some shed a layer as it was closer to a 100 down at the new lower altitude.
    It was pretty much 'make Jet' for the ride back to camp....but there were still things to see.
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/96oY5RugebOpNZ_koV_wazA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-oxtjQ7jjdHQ/Tgf-w1FFMgI/AAAAAAAANhk/gtVLdEebw4A/s800/tn_DSCF5219.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>
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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/fGhfwTiaXmHpqkI7zT9bvzA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2I26t8256NY/Tgf-xs7ntvI/AAAAAAAANhs/EfgElVrV_N0/s800/tn_DSCF5228.JPG" height="292" 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/u4hHuHFLnYpGqCSzxU9eHjA4Hh0MXGyvg6M65dEGrCY?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aDl7vuqnXYQ/Tgf-0T4chCI/AAAAAAAANiI/VP8swpetWeo/s800/tn_DSCF5236.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>
    Lynn and Ye stopped in Cortez to get the making for a spaghetti dinner for everyone. That was beyond the call of duty, for sure.
    They had a room at the RV park with pots and pans so we all took advantage of that, and chowed down heartily. We had a few beers afterward, but everyone was tired, and went to bed early. It had been a long day.
    There were a lot of leftovers so I bagged it up for tomorrow.....remember there are lots of starving kids all over the world, and it's bad to be wasteful. :evil:evil

    ......Goodbyes would be said tomorrow morning........
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