Las Cruces/Southern NM riders

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by screwit, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Is that URL that glympse gives you always the same (for a specific user) or does it assign a new one for each user for each session?
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  2. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    As far as I can tell, the URL is unique each time you use it, hence those strange character combos on the end. Since the app runs on a phone, it's trivial to text it to your friends but they're limited to their phone's display. They could on the other hand, type it in to a PC if they want to monitor on a big screen. There may be better ones out there but after stumbling across Glympse, it seems to do what I need it to do so I stopped looking. You can also set a time limit on how long you share your Glympse, 15 minutes to 12 hours, I think.
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  3. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    I passed just two groups of riders heading south while on my way up to TorC. Surprising since it was a nice day. The first group was a two ship formation and three in the second. I flipped.... er.... waved to them all but only got replies from the first pair.

    I was just a flying @ the speed of... smell... (it's a KLR after all) did it look like this???

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    This was taken @ Wall Lake the same day. Saw a couple of work crews around the new bridges on North Star / 61 but only 1 car coming in from the Mimbres end the entire day. Entire trip took about 11 hours. I did the same trip back on Christmas Eve day and it took 9 hours. The difference was I decided to hit a couple of geocaches along the way this time. Attempted 7 and found 5, and this...

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  4. Prototype4342

    Prototype4342 Long timer

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    Hey that looks familiar

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    Rode Star Rd north from Mimbres but took the shortcut on FS 696 to get to 59.
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  5. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    I'll have to give 696 a shot next time. How was the road?
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  6. oreosrdbest

    oreosrdbest n00b

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    I am looking to start knocking off portions of the NMBDR next weekend, 13-15 APR. I have the tracks downloaded, probably going to do the southern portion from Dell City to Reserve. It is a bit ambitious but it's not fun if it's not hard.
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  7. oreosrdbest

    oreosrdbest n00b

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    I was up N Star road a couple of weekends past too. 696 was pretty straight forward, a couple of spots had loose rocks on inclines and declines. There were several places that had deep ruts from water pooling and 4x4s but going around was easy enough. Lots of tight turns, but nothing that required backing up or walking it. Overall I was glad I took the detour.
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  8. rpiereck

    rpiereck Enjoying my Himalayan

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    I'm in El Paso here but also looking to ride.
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  9. oreosrdbest

    oreosrdbest n00b

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    Right on. I have to replace some fork seals this weekend but definitely want to get out before it starts getting too hot.
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  10. bikepsych

    bikepsych Been here awhile

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    Greetings. In Las Cruces for the weekend and going to ride up to Gila Cliff Dwellings. Two questions:
    1. Any 92 or 93 octane fuel in Las Cruces?
    2. Recommend best route to the Cliff Dwellings and return? Good dirt road ok.
    Thanks!
    BG
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  11. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Don't miss NM 15 from Silver City to the Cliff Dwellings...epic!
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  12. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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  13. Prototype4342

    Prototype4342 Long timer

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  14. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    Been doing weekend rides to Kilbourne Crater. The desert is really greening up! Even saw tadpoles in some of the puddles! Looking for a change now. How about another ride through the Gila this weekend? The daytime highs have cooled down to civilized levels in the flatlands and at elevation should be even nicer. Can I entice any of you fellow adventurers along?
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  15. screwit

    screwit One more time

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    I might be able to sneak away depending on the logistics. What did you have in mind? feel free to call/text if thats better. kerry 649-3703
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  16. vhortykho

    vhortykho Been here awhile

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    Chloride Canyon? North Star Rd? Even Winston to Mogollon if you're up for it. It's all good! Preferences?
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  17. screwit

    screwit One more time

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    Winston to Mogollon is pretty this time of year!
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  18. screwit

    screwit One more time

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    Weather looks great on Saturday
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  19. CaptCapsize

    CaptCapsize Long timer

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    We were out scouting west of Winston for the Rubber Chicken Ride last week. The area is green and beautiful. We found some fun riding north of Hwy 59: Sawmill Canyon and Abobe Canyon were fun flowing roads. These would make a great extension to the Chloride Canyon ride.
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  20. screwit

    screwit One more time

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    Everybody’s welcome to joun
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