Next in the BDR series - NMBDR

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

  1. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Two of us ran it in two and a half days but you won't get to enjoy any roses.
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  2. Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler Been here awhile

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    Good to know. I did the utbdr in 3 days, struggled a bit with bad weather, but still had a blast. I’m not the rider who starts at 10am and is already at a hotel at 3pm.
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  3. Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler Been here awhile

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    You’re saying it’s rutted bad right now?
  4. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    No just part of a saying, "railing ruts and nailing ..........."
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  5. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    In Truth or Consequences myself hoping to finish in CO in a few days. Awesome tracks, so far. I appear to be behind another couple bikes by a day, or so.
  6. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    Camped in Chloride Canyon last night. Made it to Grants for tonight. Had a pinch flat due to rocks - where else? Bear Wallow.
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  7. Themastermike

    Themastermike Think you caught me in a coma Supporter

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    Chloride canyon is great. Post up a picture or two.
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  8. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile Supporter

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    Let me know if you find any snow at the north end....2 of us are leaving from Ruidoso next Saturday heading north
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  9. mntdawg

    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    Really enjoyed Grants to Cuba.
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  10. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    @SKINNY No snow at all, but scattered Tstorms made a slippery muddy ride out of some of it. The Los Pinos river is over the road in places, but easily passable.

    @mntdawg Yes that section was a blast. The first 30 miles or so I was wondering what you were talking about.

    I finished in CO this afternoon. What a great route! Headed home. Pics and RR to come!
  11. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    :lurk
  12. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Been here awhile

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    Sadface.

    I was supposed to finish in CO today too... unfortunately my riding partner broke his shock yesterday for the second time this week and we called the trip over.
  13. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    I was wondering whose tracks I'd been following and why they vanished. Sorry to hear about the bad luck.
  14. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Been here awhile

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    Yeah, we had to cut out on section 6 yesterday. Had to ride to ABQ and snag a uhaul. If I had known we had company so close behind us, I would have stayed and finished out with you! I wanted to make it to Colorado so bad.
  15. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer Supporter

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    That's a bummer.
  16. NMTrailboss

    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Couple of shots of the Los Pinos River in the road on the far north end of the NMBDR from this past weekend.

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  17. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Been here awhile

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    I'd like to know if the guy that was on the 450L and his buddy in the land cruiser made it through. We met up with him a couple of times over the week, and lost his tracks somewhere between chloride and reserve (I assume he camped out at the top of the mountain).
  18. XFrog

    XFrog Adventurer

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    I ran stage 7 between Abiquiu and Antonito on Sunday, June 16th, and can confirm what was already stated about the creek being on the road and the mud, I did find 2 small piles of snow though...have a pic of 1. Raining again today in Northern NM, so depending on snow melt and rain, the rivers could be high and the roads a bit muddy for awhile. I ran it on the stock KTM 1190 ADV "S" model Conti Trail Attack tires, aka street tires, so duck soup for anybody on a smaller bike with knobbies! That mud is slippery as snot w/ those tires though! Absolutely gorgeous day and you will never see it any greener up there, just stunning.

    I have now finally finished the NMBDR, took me almost 3 years...and ended it on a different bike, but better late than never.

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  19. KiloGraham

    KiloGraham Been here awhile

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    Last week in the middle of Sec 7 20190613_053910.jpg
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  20. Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler Been here awhile

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    We’re you the 9X0 dude that ripped by me in the Forest heading towards Abiquiui?