8th Annual NMOHVA Rubber Chicken Ride

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  1. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Don Cheto #1 Fan

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  2. Xcelite

    Xcelite Been here awhile Supporter

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    A few of my own from Mt Withington. This was an awesome event. It was great to meet everyone and I can't wait until next year!

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  3. Davidjohnson

    Davidjohnson Been here awhile

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    Top notch ride. Great job to all at NMOHVA from a friendly Texan.
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  4. chilejack

    chilejack Viajero Viejo

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    It was an awesome event! Thanks to everyone involved in putting it on! See you next year.
  5. ridenm

    ridenm Missing my emotional support squirrel Supporter

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    Many thanks to everyone who worked on this year’s RCR. Magoo was missed.
    If anyone finds a fanny pack of tools on the St. Cloud loop, PM me for a recovery reward.
  6. SteveO

    SteveO scratched and bruised, but not out Supporter

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    What a great turnout!
    100 registered riders, and a wait-list! The Rubber Chicken is certainly an event to tell your friends about.

    Here are a few pics I captured:

    Dinner Bell, and the mad rush for some good Latittude 33 food at the Pelican Spa
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    Latittude 33 servers doing their thing
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    Chow line
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    Pelican Spa courtyard
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    HUGE thanks to our sponsors:
    Pelican Spa
    Highway Dirt Bikes
    MX Orthotics Boot insoles
    Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
    KLIM

    High Velocity Cycles
    Bobby J's Yamaha in Albuquerque



    Some of our winners
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  7. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie Supporter

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  8. trailwerks

    trailwerks Missing Two Wheels Supporter

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    A HUGE thanks to all the riders who attended this year's Rubber Chicken Ride! We love showing off the great riding and spectacular scenery around Truth or Consequences each year. We really enjoy seeing old and new friends each year. This year's event was truly special as we had the opportunity to show MANY new attendees at the event everything New Mexico offers.

    We hope to see you all next year!

    A few more pics from the event -

    Rider's reaching historic Palomas Gap
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    Rider's negotiating the canyon section of McLeod Hills
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    More McLeod Hills fun
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    Just a small portion of the bike fleet ready to ride after breakfast at the Sunset Grill
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    Exploring the Forest roads north of the Beaverhead Highway
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    Mt. Withington, at 10,000 plus feet is a sharp contrast to the rocky desert east of the river.
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    Special recognition goes to Woody Allison and the HUGE Texas contingent he brought over this year.
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    I tell you....that chicken is laying one GOOD EGG!
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    Again, thanks to all who joined us in T or C and we hope to see you next year!
  9. sanderjavant

    sanderjavant Been here awhile

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  10. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    We had a grizzzly sighting in Green Canyon on Sunday!

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  11. duggram

    duggram Sunrise Bahia de LA Supporter

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  12. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    what the heck did you photoshop that rock? i remember it being about thee times that size.
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  13. chilejack

    chilejack Viajero Viejo

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    Why is it called historic Palomas Gap? What is the history of that road?
  14. ramz

    ramz Professional Trail Rider Supporter

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    A non-moto take:

    https://southernnewmexicoexplorer.blogspot.com/2012/03/palomas-gap-caballo-mountains.html

    From ghosttowns.com:

    Las Palomas (Spanish for "The Doves," abundant in nearby cottonwoods) was settled in the 1850s by the Garcia and Tafoya families. Once the largest settlement on the Rio Grande, it had a post office from 1881-1964 and became an important supply point in the late 1880s. Nearby Palomas Gap was the site of a major transportation route and a toll road in the early 1900s. The town moved a mile west of its original site when Caballo Dam was built in the1938 and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation bought much of original townsite. Today, San Isidro Catholic Church is still active and there are several homes, an old cemetery and a schoolhouse (1890s-1940s). Nearby Indian pueblo ruins probably date to 500 A.D. Courtesy Michael Cook.


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  15. chilejack

    chilejack Viajero Viejo

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    Interesting, that was a well built road as can be seen in @ ridefreak’s drone footage. Apparently the road connected West bank settlements such as Las Palomas with those east of the range such as Engle and Cutter. Here is some more info from a wikipedia article.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Palomas,_New_Mexico
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  16. portalespeanut

    portalespeanut nEARLY nORMAL

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    A great big 'Thanks!' to everyone who helped make this ride happen...we had a great time! Here's a few pics from our gang... RCR RIDE 1.jpg RCR RIDE 2.jpg RCR RIDE 3.jpg RCR RIDE 4.jpg

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  17. ItsDoAble

    ItsDoAble Been here awhile

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    Thanks for a great event! More riding variety then I ever imagined. Glad we brought the small & large bikes. See you next year!
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  18. Barak

    Barak adventure photographer

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    Good times on the Rubber Chicken!
    Thanks to all who shared the rides and worked hard preparing the routes.
    Barak

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  19. Barak

    Barak adventure photographer

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  20. Pixturethis

    Pixturethis Been here awhile

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    As a flatlnder, I had a blast and can't wait till next year. Thanks to all that put this great ride on, very well done.
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