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Old 05-18-2017, 02:46 PM   #361
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Jampad - We can easily get to Carlsbad. I know you and I messaged on this a while back and you guys were meeting about possibly going all the way to Cloudcroft, so let me know as we are open. We can camp in Carlsbad on 8th, then ride backroads to Cloudcroft on the 9th (easy 125 miles followed by beer), and the rest of the way to Silver City (200 plus) on the 10th (but that would be pumping it). Or go past Cloudcfroft on the 9th. ****, or go to the Mexican border and start there.

What is you guys' plan? We are going to be at Jacks in Roanoke next week sometime if you guys want to meet up also.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:01 PM   #362
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DeerSplitter,

One suggestion is to plan on arriving in Silver City on Friday. Then take Saturday and do a 300 mile paved loop of Hwy 191 in AZ. I haven't personally ridden it, but I've heard it is a spectacular road and should not be missed.

The route would be: Silver City, NM - Morenci, AZ - Hwy 191 north to Alpine, AZ - Hwy 180 back to Silver City.

I plotted it on Google Maps (maybe this link will work).

If I had an extra day, it's what I would do.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:45 PM   #363
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Jampad - We can easily get to Carlsbad. I know you and I messaged on this a while back and you guys were meeting about possibly going all the way to Cloudcroft, so let me know as we are open. We can camp in Carlsbad on 8th, then ride backroads to Cloudcroft on the 9th (easy 125 miles followed by beer), and the rest of the way to Silver City (200 plus) on the 10th (but that would be pumping it). Or go past Cloudcfroft on the 9th. ****, or go to the Mexican border and start there.



What is you guys' plan? We are going to be at Jacks in Roanoke next week sometime if you guys want to meet up also.


I will be riding with JoToPe and dualsportrider... They are actually still planning to leave early Friday morning. I am thinking I will leave work in Gainesville on the 8th and start riding that way.... I was thinking of getting a hotel in Snyder and then Friday I will hang out and wait for my guys to show up and then head out for Cloudcroft... I was wanting to see if you guys would be anywhere around on the 8th but looks like you will be much further along once I get to Snyder...


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Old 05-18-2017, 05:57 PM   #364
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I like Trail Boss's idea, but who knows what will happen on actual leaving time on the 8th. Because of weather we won't know for 2 weeks still. I will check out Snyder as well. Plus I love Cloudcroft and would to stay there. Only ride through once a couple years ago.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:59 PM   #365
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Looking for someone to ride with also. PM me when you can. Thanks.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:51 PM   #366
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JQ1.0 and I will be looking for somebody to ride with starting the second day, since we are doing something different on the first day. We'll be at breakfast for day two, hopefully meet up with a medium pace group (that's taking the harder dirt sections) then.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:43 PM   #367
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Anybody trailering from DFW that have room for me and my bike?
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:38 AM   #368
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Most of Colorado just got another 36+ inches of snow in the mountains.
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I really want to ride this high passes! Sounds like that may not be looking promising in June...
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Might have to switch over to a snow machine.
Wow some serious snow just dropped on CO yesterday. Still snowing today and forecast says tomorrow also. Not in inches either, multiple feet of snow.

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Old 05-19-2017, 07:59 AM   #369
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Wow some serious snow just dropped on CO yesterday. Still snowing today and forecast says tomorrow also. Not in inches either, multiple feet of snow.

Better bring your skis

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I signed on hoping to get my first off-pavement experience. And my first big group experience. Still going, taking maps. If I have to re route to all pavement, so be it. I haven't had a bad trip to NM/Colorado yet and I don't expect this one to be either. Maybe I'll end up mostly in Arizona and Utah, I'll just wait and see what makes the most sense when I get there.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:26 AM   #370
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Planning to adjust as necessary, no need to worry too much, thats whats make it an adventure, you never know what you will run into along the way. Anything else you might as well call a UBER.

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Right on Masterblaster! Forget Uber, I want an adventure! Like I've said many times before.... This is going to be EPIC!


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Old 05-19-2017, 09:16 AM   #372
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Planning to adjust as necessary, no need to worry too much, thats whats make it an adventure, you never know what you will run into along the way. Anything else you might as well call a UBER.
Yeah, that's what I was trying to say.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:36 PM   #373
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Hello riders -- keen to hear what folks will be riding on this CDR adventure.

Specifically interested to hear what big bikes are going (i.e. 1200GS, 1190/1290 KTMs, Super Tenere, etc).

So what's your ride for this trip?
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