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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by NMOHVA, Aug 1, 2019.
I can clear that
I just know I'm going to get stuck in the mud going around all that dirt they piled up!
What, no culvert? Is flow not a concern or is that a later stage in the project?
No culvert, the purpose is to limit flow so the hot springs hydrostatic pressure is maintained, so I have been told....
In any case the mud makes for great photo ops.......
Big change in water levels already
I crossed over in my Trooper at the next crossing west of the park crossing
Water was about a foot in the middle
Anyone wanting to hit track 20 on Friday or Sat morning and try and complete it? I am assuming that is the most challenging from what I read? Any input appreciated.
Funny you don't hear anything from the "Friends of Everything" countering completely damming the river for strictly commercial reasons. Or did they and I just missed it? And I guess downstream irrigation requirements all the way to Brownsville, have been met for the year?
I’d like to try, but at 119 miles and a hard ride, that I can see, it would take a day of riding, at least for me.
It's dry most of the time in Las Cruces, I think this last year was the exception. If Texas is relying on that water they've got to be pretty thirsty.
They sculpt a low spot in the center for water to flow over - it doesn't completely stem the flow.
And NM has fulfilled the required flow to Texas, its all worked out with the BOR and monitored closley
There have been several similar questions...and the simple answer is "Yes" but with some exceptions due to Ma Nature, a recent change in access on one route, and a few "new" offerings this year. We will be starting our "official" pre-rides this weekend and hope to have the 2019 tracks updated about a week prior to the event.
You are correct. The Sufferfest is a compilation of some of the harder route segments available during the event. The 2018 Sufferfest route included one segment that is no longer available to the public. I will be updating the route and will post when it is finalized. BTW.....no one has yet to complete the annual Sufferfest
Thank you! I can't wait to give this a try!
what is sufferfest?
Mark said two posts above yours, "The Sufferfest is a compilation of some of the harder route segments available during the event. "
Hope that helps.
Starting on post 70 -https://advrider.com/f/threads/time-to-get-lucky-at-nmohvas-7th-annual-rubber-chicken-ride.1326475/page-4
Route 20 – The 2018 RCR Sufferfest: ~119 miles. Rating: The Kitchen Sink - Easier to Difficult – We first offered this by request last year and then no one finished the whole enchilada. What is the Desert Sufferfest? A taxing combination that links most of the harder and difficult loop options east of the river into one never-ending endurance festival. We have further refined and tweaked the 2018 edition by shortening the loop and including more options to bail back out to the highway… Will anyone ride it in one day? We even included an optional gas/food stop in Hatch about midway. Oh, and the hardest sections are toward the end of the day. Choose carefully and plan ahead. Have fun and stay safe.
NMTrailboss and I started the process of pre-riding some of the Rubber Chicken Ride routes this weekend. We focused on "new" riding opportunities and one re-route required by a private land closure since last year. We were 4 for 4, completing all of the routes we targeted over the last two days. All of our riding was on the east side of the river where the Chihuahua desert dominates. Next weekend, we will ride the west side which is more mountainous.
On a beautiful October weekend in Truth or Consequences, pre-riding RCR trails does not suck. Here are a few photos to help keep you anticipating the 2019 event:
Yes, some of the routes are a little primitive:
And some are easier....and all are very scenic:
We are calling this new segment "The Gullet" as in "down the gullet!":
We included Palomas Gap which needed a new "thru-route" to the north after some private land was closed off.
I am working on the suggested routes for posting in this thread and should have them up later this week. We are looking forward to seeing all of you down in T or C in two weeks!
Yesterday I crossed the Rio Grande river but not at my normal crossing at Rotary Park now that the dirt dam at the park is in place. New to me this year the road down to the river is blocked with rocks, they obviously don't want crossing to happen here. So I went down river to another place that is used for crossing when the dirt dam is in place. But that water was unexpectedly deep. It had to be at least two feet deep. My arms got splashed. Quite a surprise but good to know I can make it through water that deep. It will be interesting for the RCR. Maybe no short cut to the east river trail this year.
Duggram, what? No pics of you taking your Saturday bath?