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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by NMOHVA, Aug 1, 2019.
it sounds like the Desert view only had 2 or 3 rooms left
In regards to bigger bikes showing up, I'll be there on my 950 Adventure S. We'll just have to see how froggy I feel as to whether i'll stick to easier routes or try to keep up with the 450-700 crowd.
I do recall a run up Mt. Whittington and it was a great ride. The TorC area has an amazing variety of rides for every experience level. I am happy that folks add dual sport fun to everything else that part of New Mexico has to offer. My old KLR is a perfect fishing and camping vehicle until I become too old and feeble to hold it up. I recall a nice run down a canyon with numerous water crossings that has been closed in later years near Monticello. Anyway, hope everyone has fun and lets don't make the orthopedic surgeons too much wealthier this year.
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I think thats it. Its where the pic on my profile was taken.
Only 5 spots left, they are going fast this year!
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I'm In.....let's see where an African Twin can go.
If I have a Texas OHV sticker will that suffice in NM?
If anyone is planning on staying in an RV for the Rubber Chicken a friend of mine recently opened their RV park downtown. They have spots for up to 35’ trailers and they are bike riders as well. Hope you will support them while you are down here.
As of right now it will in NM. You will need to trailer to the trails to be legal as the bike has to be plated to be on city and county roads.
I sent them an inquiry.
I have ridden in that area for years and it is some of the best.
Also, great riding, and mountain biking around Silver City.
Apparently it is legal to operate OHVs on paved roads and streets in T or C but a second ohv sticker is required for paved street usage. Ths can be obtained at MVD offices. Basic equipment, headlight, taillight, mirrors and muffler are required. Can you T or C people verify this? As far as I know OHVs can operate on any unpaved road in the state.
Yes you can ride an OHV on city streets with a On Road Registration and Sticker. That was a long hard battle that we won here this year. It allows you on all city streets and they are legal in Elephant Butte as well, it does not allow on state highways or on Main, Broadway, Date, or the east side of 3rd street (mainly on the downtown loop). If you ride politely the cops usually won’t mess with you, just be cool .
It looks like I'm not making the Chicken this year - hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend at the event!!! Definitely will miss the great rides and TorC brewery get together....
We'll miss you too, Tom. It has been too long! Slip over here some non-event weekend?
The statute only allows ATVs and ROVs (aka side-by-sides), and only in those locales that pass an ordinance or resolution allowing paved road use in their jurisdictions. Off-highway motorcycles (dirt bikes) are not included in the paved road use statute,and are not paved road legal anywhere in the state, even though some MVDs have been selling paved road use plates to dirt bike owners when they purchase their OHV registrations. Street-legal dual purpose bikes are not affected by the statute, and can continue to travel anywhere cars and trucks can legally go, plus they can access NM single-track OHV routes without purchasing an OHV registration - at least for now.
Is there an official source for this info.? The articles I read just said OHV which is a broad category and would include motorcycles.
The OHV Act in 66-3-1001.1 defines four types of OHVs: ATVs, off-highway motorcycles, recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs), and snowmobiles. 66-3-1011.C states:
The whole sordid tale of how this came about is far too long to relate here. The ironic thing is that the state senator responsible for this clusterf**k was pandering to his agricultural business constituency, who were exempt from the provisions of the OHV Act anyway.
Wednesday we rode Chloride Creek and it doesn't look like any new trail damage from the recent rains. The RCR is going to be fun. We did see this character on the side of the road.
Best news for me is that yesterday I found the way around the flooded mud flats that block the east side river trail. Important because once you get past the flats it opens up a lot more riding. At first I took the trail that led into the flats which were that super sticky kind of NM mud. I stopped just in time to avoid sure disaster.
I went back to where the trail forks but didn't think I could get through. I saw some 4 wheel tracks and kept trying some of their work. Eventually I ran out of tracks but kept going to the open green areas and ended up at the rocky uphill south of the mud flats. From here the trail looked about the same as the last time I rode over it. I believe the trail is about 20 miles long from T or C to the county roads it leads to. If you go back to last years RCR thread there are a lot of tracks with descriptions that trailwerks post. From those tracks you can see why this trail is useful. The pic below is from the trail south of the mud flats where you start to climb out
The county roads that this trail leads to are freshly graded and fast. Some day I'd like to explore those trails up at the dirt in front of those rocks. There are quite a few of those trails that end up no where
That's the wurst RCR news so far this year. If I can help you make a trip over to T or C some time please let me know.