New Mexico Only Rides

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by AtomicGeo, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    We got snow now...at elevations above 8000ft. Definitely by Dec some of the roads will not be passable because of snow. The other issue is that alot of the forest roads undergo seasonal closure. My recommendation is not to ride it at that time, especially the mountains...too much snow, and there are mountains in almost every section of the NMBDR starting from south to north:Lincoln NF, Sacramento Mtns, Gila NF, Cibola NF, Santa Fe NF, and the Carson NF.
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  2. MarcoSolo

    MarcoSolo Adventurer

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    Rats - maybe AZ.
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  3. Sledred

    Sledred Been here awhile

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    Looks like possibly an early winter in AZ as well - the roads are no fun when wet. Southern parts of AZ or NM might be good for winter laps...
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  4. LApilot

    LApilot Been here awhile

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    The Rubber Chicken is my October ride most years. Got to go south to get the warmth and no snow. I will be heading to Big Bend to ride in late December. Geo, hope to see you at the RCR this weekend.
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  5. rokytnji

    rokytnji Been here awhile

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    Hmmm.

    I've been to the Hillsborough Apple Festival.
    Walked the streets of Lincoln. < Billy the Kid town >
    Road the Chamas railroad and ate trout from my campfire and tent on the Rio Chama.
    Had Burgers and listened to live music in Radium Springs. On a Sunday.
    Pig out at Chopes with Chile Rellenos and Buckets of Longnecks in La Mesa.
    Drank Cherry Cider and Eat Jalapeno French Bread in Cloudcroft.
    < wife had a friend with a moutainside cabin >
    Partied in between Ruidoso and Roswell with live bands during a Ruidoso Labor Day Run.
    Of course. Take the elevator out of Carlsbad Caverns < scooter tramp legs >
    Even walked the dirt street in Stein NM. Visited the coolie graves on the hill.
    < Times might have changed at the Stein exit since I visited it >
    Partied at the Hatch Chile festival.


    Now? I mostly ride out to younger brothers place in Trinidad Colorado.
    All my walk abouts listed above happened in the 90's.
    Younger Brother has plans for me next Summer when it comes to riding and camping in New Mexico next summer.

    Must be the 1990 DR650 with no miles on it that I gave him.

    Might be Angel Fire. Red River. I don't know yet.
    Nice ride reports. Giving likes as I watch them.
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  6. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    I am Ruidoso this weekend. Raining like crazy right now. RCR got rain? Big Bend would be fun in Dec, never been there. One of days I hope to.
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  7. rokytnji

    rokytnji Been here awhile

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    Been to Big Bend also. I like going to local brewery in Alpine Tx and the old Railroad Blues bar that bring in bands from Austin. They freeze the beer mugs at Railroad Blues.

    Rolled around in the muddy hot springs a bit . Back then no one maintained them. Walk across the border and buy tequila and cigs. The good ol days before 9/11. Not sure how things have changed since then. Been awhile for me.

    The rio grande road that borders the border out there can be like riding a roller coaster. Lots of air time if you don't slow down.

    I rode my home built custom jockey shift softail through
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Texas_(group)
    their compound site. It is nestled in the mountains in between Ft Davis and Valentine Tx.

    It is a weird site t behold. Looks like a park. Away from civilization.

    Camping? I usually rent one in Alpine at the KOA or if I am riding around further east. The Ft Davis Link

    Jumping in the Balmorhea Hot springs can be a treat also as well as riding the roads from FT Davis to get there.
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  8. rokytnji

    rokytnji Been here awhile

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    PS. It gets cold in Alpine in Dec. Elevation.
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  9. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    I had the day off today...took some time to process the next video.

    This section covers the area north and east of Chama: Rio Los Pinos, Cruces basin Ovelook, East on Forest Road 87 in the Carson National Forest then over to San Antonio Mtn where we end out at HWY285 near the NM/CO Border.


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  10. spoon

    spoon Rubber's gone!

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    any updates AtomicGeo?
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  11. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Yes. There are more vids of the Sept ride to come. I've been busy decking out Tacoma for overlanding/camping, and I am about 1/2 done with the next video.
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  12. MTBRALPH

    MTBRALPH Been here awhile

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    We moved from Arroyo Seco (outside Taos) to North Carolina 2 years ago for economic reasons. I miss NM every day. I could leave our house and 5 minutes later be across the John Dunn bridge and nothing but BLM land all the way to The Colorado state line. And beyond.

    I’ll be back one day soon....
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  13. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Finally got around to getting some more video done....

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  14. AtomicGeo

    AtomicGeo Yep, ranked 49th.

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    Been busy with work and overlanding this year, but I am catching up with my videos.

    Here is the last one from the Northern NM Dual Sport Ride Series:

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