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8th Annual NMOHVA Rubber Chicken Ride - Truth or Consequences, New Mexico - October 25-27, 2019

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I just signed up, I hope to see and ride with other TWTers there. This a fund-raising event. All proceeds above NMOHVA's costs will go directly to NMOHVA's Access Defense Fund.


I rode 4 & 5.

Registration for the 2019 event is only $65 and includes Saturday evening dinner, event stickers, and a chance to win great swag and merchandise donated by the awesome manufacturer’s, dealers, and vendors who support NMOHVA.

The 2019 edition of this annual tradition is, once again, a fund-raising event. All proceeds above NMOHVA's costs will go directly tor NMOHVA's Access Defense Fund.

Registration is available online HERE. Check out last years thread with even more details and numerous photos.

All three days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will feature a fantastic variety of great dual sport riding opportunities through the mountains and deserts of south central New Mexico. Check out the thread link above for more information about the great riding terrain available.

All of the motorcycle riding is strictly "no fee" and at the event participant's discretion. Maps and/or GPS tracks of suggested routes will be provided. As always, we anticipate plenty of people who would be willing to let others follow them as they enjoy the beautiful and varied scenery around Truth or Consequences.

All road riding requires a legal, plated bike per New Mexico statutes. All dirt road and trail riding requires a plated bike, a valid NM OHV sticker, or a sticker from a reciprocal state. A USFS-approved spark arrestor is required on all Forest Service managed lands.

We will be adhering strictly to an 100 rider limit for this year's event. Rider's will not be on the official "in" list until the payment process has been completed.

All riders are responsible for their own accommodations.

Pelican Spa - If you plan on staying at the Pelican Spa this year, the owner has hooked us up. He is giving everyone a 10% discount for RCR weekend and we have blocked all the rooms he has to make sure you all get to stay downtown. Here is the catch... You must call in to reserve your room at the Pelican and tell them you are with the Rubber Chicken Ride to get a room and the 10% discount . The phone number is 575-894-0055. Book by September 30th because at that point the lock goes away and so does the discount. Don't say we didn't warn you.
DO NOT try to book it online as it will show there are no rooms available.

T or C is a historic resort town. Located in the downtown Hot Springs Bathhouse Historic and Commercial District, the spas and bathhouses of Truth or Consequences are central to its history. The region gained recognition as a health center at the turn of the century, and in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s motorists flocked to area resorts. Today, there are ten historic spas in the central downtown area. One of the best aspects of hosting the event in T or C is that riders can park their bikes at a downtown accommodation and then walk to all of the Rubber Chicken activities. There are also many additional accommodations ranging from small, local hotels to the typical larger chains up on Interstate 25. The more "local" you choose to stay, the more $$ probably stay in T or C!

Check out NMOHVA and what we are doing to promote, preserve, and protect motorized recreation in New Mexico at www.nmohva.org.

The Rubber Chicken Ride has consistently been NMOHVA's most popular moto-gathering ever since we hosted the inaugural event. The 2019 Ride promises to be as much or more fun than its predecessors. Come see what all the excitement is about. We hope to see you there!

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I did this event a few years ago with Rsquared and Jfink. We went out a few days early and did a nice loop over toward Silver City, up US 191 to Alpine, then did a bunch of dirt back over through the NF just South of NM 12 to Winston and eventually back to ToC. It was great. Then we did the rally the last two days. I had some bike issues that put a kink in my fun for one day, but we still had a blast. We also made the run out to the VLA and Pie Town.

We stayed at the Desert View Motel, which was close to where they did breakfast every morning. The rooms were inexpensive and nice. They had lots of room for parking trucks with trailers.
 

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I never did a full trip report, but here are a few pics from the trip. If it rains, things get REAL “interesting”... :wary:

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Oct 25-27 is Wed -Fri ?

edit: nope, I had too many tabs open, again

Watching this one closely.
 
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Sounds like an great event. I am interested. Sander & Scott, what are the trials like ? Class 1, 2 ? Big bike friendly or thumpers?
 

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I'm totally interested but there's no way I could do it this year.

You can probably count me in for 2020 if a few Houstonians want to carpool...
 

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It depends on the route you take for the day. From class 1 to probably 3. The organizers build out about 15 and rate them.

The terrain is very diverse, desert east of town, high desert to pine forest in the mountains west of town.



I'm taking my XR4R. Our group the first year included big bikes. The route we usually ride on the last day, up to the Springtime campground in the Cibolo NF was all class 1ish.



Palamos gap can be ridden on a 650 class DS, by others, but I was much happier on my 400.



The NMBDR goes through T or C to Winston and up Chloride Canyon.

 
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Got my eye on this. Great rides out there. And excellent weather generally.


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Originally named Hot Springs, the city changed its name to "Truth or Consequences", the title of a popular NBC Radio program. In March 1950, Ralph Edwards, the host of the radio quiz show Truth or Consequences, announced that he would air the program on its 10th anniversary from the first town that renamed itself after the show; Hot Springs officially changed its name on March 31, 1950, and the program was broadcast from there the following evening.


 

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