Next in the BDR series - NMBDR

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by eakins, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    :clap
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  2. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile Supporter

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    What's the latest ETA for the GPS tracks....
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  3. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

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    Curious about the difficulty of the route compared to the other BDR's. Specifically the Colorado BDR as that's the one I've done. :lol3
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  4. GhostRiderFC

    GhostRiderFC Just a guy who rides

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    I didn't see this posted yet, so here goes...
    The Albuquerque premiere of the NM BDR film:
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  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    About the same or maybe easier from my guess.
    AZBDR is the hardest so far.
  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    I'd guess it will be posted early next week just before the world premiere.
  7. eakins

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  8. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    So could you rank them for us in order of perceived degree of difficulty?
  9. eakins

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    Let me ask Rob Watt that ?
  10. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Can't wait to get my hands on this one! Going in May.
    I am sure it runs thru a lot of area I have been. Gila, the large array, Taos.
    Hopefully it includes Monticello Canyon - It is a must ride!
    section 1 shot I see from one of my old ride pics...
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    North Star road!!! (hwy61 to beaverhead) I hope it made the cut. The best road in NM!

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    Monticello Canyon?
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  11. kojack06

    kojack06 Long timer

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  12. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  13. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile Supporter

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    Monticello Canyon has been closed by the ass-wipe county commissioners in Socorro.
  14. ZiaThunder

    ZiaThunder Go big or go home

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    fixed it for ya...
  15. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes, he's a bigger ass-wipe ... :-)

    I can see the commissioners kissing up to the owner if he lived in the area, but
    catering to the rich Texan who is clearly only in it for the money seems a bit wanky...
  16. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    Wanky - excellent use of grammar not much heard on these shores...
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    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  18. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    "This is a hard one to answer. What was hard or easy when we rode it, may have completely changed due to weather and travel.
    Based on what I know at this date, this is how I would rank them.

    Easiest
    IDBDR
    WABDR
    NMBDR
    COBDR
    AZBDR
    UTBDR
    Hardest

    This rating is solely based on our experience when riding the routes during our filming expedition. Conditions and difficulty may have changed due to severe weather, flooding, build up of sand, lack of road maintenance and general use of the route.

    Bike size and off-road skill play into the equation making the concept of difficulty very relative. The same section might be easier on a WR250 but down right difficult on an R1200GSA. If you have never ridden off-road it might all be too difficult."

    Thus this rating is subjective, plus very dependent on weather, time of year, current road conditions and ultimately rider skill-level/bike.
    I hope this helps.
    Thanks, Bill
  19. jdrocks

    jdrocks Gravel Runner

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    those are the biggest variables. i had a few problems on the AZBDR where a rider on a small bike or a better rider on a big bike might not have. a very good rider on a small bike would breeze through all the BDRs wondering what all the fuss was about.
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  20. gbmaz

    gbmaz Power Newb

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    Cool, if my backyard BDR is the 3rd easiest I might be able to ride it without completely embarrassing my self. Also cool that the ones farthest away from me are some of the easier ones. Makes more likely that I might attempt them - nothing worse than wrecking your bike or yourself far enough from home that it causes major marital strife when you have to make the "Honey, can you take a few days off work to come rescue my pathetic self?" phone call.
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