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A week of low 40's

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We drove , we camped , we ate , and we rode . All of it was awsome , 38 degrees two mornings . Pictures are worthless when you watch pro trials riders , I wont waste your time , you have to see it to believe it . Maybe some photos will show up later . They dared me so thats my ride report . SEYA

I forgot , we changed tires too , I blew all four tires on my trailer . If you have goodyear wranglers toss them after 10 years regardless of how good they look . SEYA
 
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North New Mexico , National trials at Sipipu and riding the hills around Red River . SEYA
 
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Cagiva had an awesome setup for camping and cooked some of the most tastiest grub I have ever had while camping. I am at work right now but I plan to post the pics after I sort through 7 days of stills and video footage. Just wait until you see the footage from the trials man those guy's and gal's were incredible. It was a pleasure to spend a week with David (Cagiva 549), Hardy Baker and Steve (Desmo). Cagiva knew the area and showed us some of best riding I have ever encountered.....more later.
 
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Saterday afternoon riding from Sipipu to the canyon over the mountain north of Red River would have been a lot more comfortable with electrics on . I want to go back . I closed my shop and came in the house when the temp reached 100 degrees at 1:00 pm this afternoon . SEYA
 
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Re: A week of low 40's With several great friends.

The highest temp I saw at out camp, which was at nine thousand and fifty feet was seventy nine degrees one afternoon. One other thing there wasn't much of, at that elevation, was oxygen. Did we ever get short of breath. David, what was the temp. of that pot, that the sweet corn was boiling in, 180 degrees?? Now Bryan and Steve, don't talk too much, or show too many pictures of our gourmet meals that David did, cause some of the single women just might try to occupy more of David's time that we may be willing to share. Now David, don't forget your old buddies here.
I really can't say which was better, the camping and eating. or the spectatular riding in the mountains. The trails competition, at the Sippapu ski resort, was truly un-beliveable. Folks, if you haven't seem these people going over obstacles on a motorcycle, thru creek beds, over logs that are five feet high, I could go on and on, but, your just going to have to see it, in person, to believe it.
More to come,,,,
 
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My sister owns a cabin 7 miles up the mountain from Sipapu...awesome place. There is a BMW (I ride Hondas & Kawasakis) rally there the weekend after labor day-lots of fun.
 
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Here are some of my pics...I am still working on the rest of them.
Loading up the KLR and the BRP at Steve's to head up to Gatesville to meet David and Hardy.

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Changing a flat on the trailer somewhere on the road...

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Dew on the lens makes for a cool shot, we are taking a quick nap somewhere in the panhandle of Texas.

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back on the road at sunrise to make Cimarron for breakfast.

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working our way into the mountains..

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Almost to the camping area just near Red River.

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Found the prime spot away from everyone and everything..:thumb:

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After camp was set, we went for a quick ride up to Greenie peak..

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The next day we headed down to the Rio Grande river area..

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David found a mud bug in the river..

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Back at camp I snapped this shot while we were cutting firewood.

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I will post more pics tomorrow it is time for bed. I also have Hardy and David's pics I need to upload and post. I have a bunch more pics to put up and the trials pics, here is a quick pic of the trials.

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Ahhh... much better!!! I've done some street riding out in that area, VERY nice! :rider:
 
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I LOVE that part of the country. I've never ridden there, but I will one day. We didn't get to go out there this year, and I'm feeling the loss. :doh: Every 100 degree day I feel the loss some more. Altitude is your friend in the summer.

Sounds (and more importantly, looks) like you had a great trip.
 
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Thanks for posting up Brian. :thumb: The last time I saw David's pics of another trip they were still on his camera. :haha: Reading about everyone's trip reports & seeing their pics definitely makes me want to go on a bike trip (staying on the blacktop of course.) :rider:
 
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You have to get dirty to see the good stuff , if the rest of the picts dont make everybody want to buy a dirt bike your hopeless . Some day I will learn to post photos but it will take a teacher with lots of patience , I can make my bikes purr but this typing stuff sucks . SEYA
 
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Back to the pic's I can't post a few I have to post them all :rider: here we are at Cabristo Lake I believe...

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We were camping somewhere around 9,500ft.

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A group shot using the time exposure.. Bryan, Hardy, Steve and David.

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Stroll through Red River

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Back at camp David had the setup for cooking up some tasty grub..

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Back to exploring trails around camp

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Made it up to Greenie peak again for some photo's....the air was fairly thin but all the bikes ran fine.

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I saw it all but I cant help my self , I still look at every photo , Thanks Bryan . SEYA
 
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I still have a bunch more to post, I started uploading your photo's so I can post the huge herd of elk and that beefed up mule deer.
 
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I think they were looking for the ADV throne, I will post a pic of that bad boy in a few. For now here is another clip of the same rider but on a different section of the course at the trials competition..

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I saw it all but I cant help my self , I still look at every photo , Thanks Bryan . SEYA
:lol2: I am the same way... Then when I look at them it just makes me crazy wanting to get right back out there... :doh:
 
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Things I learned during my summer vacation:
1. It is cold in August. Living in Texas all my life, I never knew this. But in the mountains of New Mexico the sun sets behind the peaks about 3:00 PM and it gets cool quick. By the time the sun comes up again it is almost freezing. I took way too many pairs of shorts and far too few warm clothes.
2. A 2 man tent is not big enough for one man. I had to fold myself in half to fit in that stupid thing.
3. It is no fun being in the middle of a thunderstorm. It is one thing to be safe in your house or car with a thunderstorm overhead, it is another to be in a tent up inside the storm. We were camping so high we were right in the middle of the thunderhead. I thought I was going to die!
4. Motorcycles that are set-up for the flat lands of Texas are ill prepared for mountains. Part failures included a lost tool tube, broken Ram mount and blown fork seal.
5. Camp food is good. David has quite a set-up for cooking. I ate a lot better on this camping trip than I ever have at home. Thanks Cagiva

Many of my pictures are similar to Bryan’s, so here are some others:

After about 8 miles of Jeep trails you find Goose Lake.


The BRP with the town of Red River in the valley below.


Like they say, no picture never happened. Well, here is the picture.


In the town with ski slopes in background.


Bryan with his oxygen mask (not really, but looks that way).


Fire on the mountain, lightning in the air...


The view from camp.


We made it to CO one day.


Thievin bastages everywhere.


Home for a week.


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I sure could have used an oxygen mask, I was sucking wind a few times.

Here are some more of my pics as we descended to Valle Vidal....

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Even got a pic at the border..
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The next day we explored more trails around Red River.

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Here is the trout pond I can remember fishing from when I was a kid.

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Cagiva took us up a kick butt trail to Goose Lake, I was really sucking wind up here.

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On Saturday we went to the National Trials Competition held at Sipipu ski resort, I gave my butt a rest and followed the guy's in the nice warm truck out to Sipipu.
Took the lift up to the top of the course.

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Cody Webb:
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and Pat Smage not quite making this one...
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The rain came so we scurried back down the lift..

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After the rain we took a look at some more of the course..

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I had to take a pic for the Tundra boards..

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After an awesome week of riding we had to think about heading back, I finally captured our old bud hummer on camera.

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So we rode all week and no one got hurt :clap: here are some pics of the scene on the way back.

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Well that is all I have to post, I have a few video clips which I may compile into one long clip. Until next time......this one is for photojojo..:lol2:

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I will post up Cagiva's pics tomorrow.
 
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We gave Bryan a lot of grief about getting is head in the way in so many picts but he took some great vids and really great picts so I guess its ok . SEYA
 
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The following pic are from Hardy Baker.....I know dialup has got to be killing you right now with these multiple pages of pics.

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mmmmm blackened chicken...

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That is all of the pics, I will start working on the video clips sometime this week.
 
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Awesome! Looks like y'all really did this one up right:sun:

Was it really that tough at those elevations? How'd your bikes run?
 
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The bikes ran a lot better than I did , I was huffing and puffing so bad when we set up camp I could barely give directions but we had to get it done , the mountain top was calling . A short ride to the top turned into a forty mile jaunt over the mountain , down some nasty loose rock downhills and into Red River for ice cream before returning to camp .
One morning before dawn I was struggling to breath so bad I had to get up and set in a chair . I guess my sinus were plugged enough I couldnt get enough air after taking a hay fever tab I was ok the rest of the week .
The 950 wanted to die a lot at idle at 11,000 and up . turning up the idle a bit helped , but it was still weak on the bottom end . The 450 was flawless and an absolute riot to ride there . The Goose Lake trail had terraces to control erosion , hundreds of them in the nine mile trip , I think I got air on most of them and doubled a few of them . One Quad rider commented they didnt like that trail , it was too rough . I loved it . I saw 50 + speeds several places on it . I hit a few corners a little faster than I would have liked . One down hill left hand into the mountain with nothing visable over the edge snuck up a little too quick , I leaned so hard I think I was dragging a knee if the traction wasn't there I think the bike would have gone over the edge , without me , I was about to bail and suck the ground . I couldn't believe how well that little bike rails the corners , and in a lot more control than I was . If I get a comfortable seat on the 450 it will see a lot of miles . Of all the bikes I have owned to date there are two that stand out , my 86 Husky 250 XC , supurb handeling and suspension although it suffered reliabilty issues after a couple of years . And this 450 EXC , with a comfy seat and a steering stabilizer its going to be hard to better . SEYA
 
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You guys are really making me homesick for my vacation. Just thought you might want to see what the place looks like when it's not summer.
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It's a small and friendly ski resort but it aint no bunny slope. The main green trail down the mountain would be rated blue at Angelfire. The lodging is really reasonable for a ski resort, I was originally planning on staying in Taos and driving to a ski resort during the day until I saw Sipapu's hotel rates listed on Orbitz.
 
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Awesome! Looks like y'all really did this one up right:sun:

Was it really that tough at those elevations? How'd your bikes run?
I just read this post,:doh: Tim the KLR ran fine with no adjustments and all stock on the carb setup. It didn't have the normal um-mph and the idle was wacky but for 11,000 feet I was surprised that it ran as good as it did.
 
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Thanks so much for the pics. It looks like a great trip, and as a transplant to Texas it is nice to see pictures of home.
 
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I knew there was a good reason we brought you along , Thanks , great vids , I am ready to go back .. Is there a helmet cam in your future ? It would look good on the storm trooper . SEYA
 
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Wow ... that looks like my idea of a perfect trip. I spent about 5 minutes just looking and learning from the pictures of the camp setup. That looks downright comfie.

The trails look great too. Makes me start to itch for some trailies for me and the family ... and a trailer, and a big pickup ... man I'd like to be able to just rent a setup like that, or maybe find somebody doing "expeditions" that would provide the kit and a guide so I could "break in".

Awesome job with the pix too by the way - really good.

Dave.
 
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dbdolan, great videos, makes me want to "run, don't walk" and go buy a Ventures CD.
 
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The camp setup was all Cagiva549, he has the spread for camping for sure. I do need to get a helmet cam, maybe it will help with all that bouncing around. Glad y'all enjoyed the videos, I have the darnedest time trying to find music for them.
 
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dbdolan, great videos, makes me want to "run, don't walk" and go buy a Ventures CD.
It is a jammin' tune.The version I used was a remake from Junior Brown, he can wail with that steel guitar.
The 2nd video I had Stevie Ray Vaughn and his version of little wing.
The 3rd video was the Allman Bros. Band and the song was Mountain Jam.
 
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Well I finally figured out how to embed videos thanks to Tim and Tony.

Here they are:
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Part three:

 
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Dang! Next time y'all just need to stay at my place... so I can play hooky from work and go with ya! :trust:

I'm not so high in the mountains (only a bit over a mile high), but plenty of good ridin' here as well as nearby.
 
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