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Title: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 21, 2018, 07:39:38 am
I am back to living in New Mexico. Always liked it here. I am now closer to riding in the Four Corners area where I really like.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: kyzrex on September 21, 2018, 08:48:19 am
happy for you.....no more of the west coast BS now.  


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 21, 2018, 02:48:12 pm

happy for you.....no more of the west coast BS now.  


You got that right. Closest enough to visit best friends and relations and then get out.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on September 21, 2018, 03:33:18 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on September 26, 2018, 02:02:57 pm
I've only ridden NM once and we stayed up around the Red River area.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: caddydaddy on September 26, 2018, 02:53:26 pm
I recently moved to this region as well.  Moved to Texas from Connecticut in July.  Dang it's hot here!   :lol:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 26, 2018, 05:52:14 pm

I've only ridden NM once and we stayed up around the Red River area.


There are quite a few nice spots. Red River sure is one of the prettier spots. One day when you have a riding urge we are close enough to meet half way and get lunch. My treat!


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 26, 2018, 05:54:01 pm

I recently moved to this region as well.  Moved to Texas from Connecticut in July.  Dang it's hot here!   :lol:


Where in Texas?

I say Texas is hot and humid but you being from the East coast are used to the humidity already!


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 26, 2018, 06:31:36 pm

I recently moved to this region as well.  Moved to Texas from Connecticut in July.  Dang it's hot here!   :lol:


WOW! I just showed all how slow I am!!! I see where you are from now. You are WAY South. In the good parts of the year for riding you must go quite a distance to get to anywhere that has mountains and trees.    :facepalm:    


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on September 27, 2018, 12:08:15 am

I recently moved to this region as well.  Moved to Texas from Connecticut in July.  Dang it's hot here!   :lol:


You moved near Brownsville. You expected different? That far south, it can be 102 by April. BTDT.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: tankhead on September 27, 2018, 07:59:30 am
Congrats!  One of my favorite states.  

Where about are you living NE, NW, SE, SW?

I like the Abiquiu area.  

We have thought about buying property out there many times.  Still might.  I heard it is expensive to leave once you become a resident.

Good luck and keep us posted on the transition..

Thanks


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 27, 2018, 09:05:42 pm

Congrats!  One of my favorite states.  

Where about are you living NE, NW, SE, SW?

I like the Abiquiu area.  

We have thought about buying property out there many times.  Still might.  I heard it is expensive to leave once you become a resident.

Good luck and keep us posted on the transition..

Thanks


I am Rio Rancho which is next to Albuquerque on the North side. Abique(sp?) is very pretty and there is good riding around that part of New Mexico.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on September 28, 2018, 10:32:27 am

Abique(sp?)


(Jessica) Albu
Kwer
Kwe

Albuquerque


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on September 28, 2018, 12:41:14 pm



(Jessica) Albu
Kwer
Kwe

Albuquerque



No, no, no. Abiguiu(I looked up the spelling, unlike Fly Boy) is North of Albuquerque about 100 miles. Very beautiful up there.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Biking Sailor on September 28, 2018, 12:51:04 pm
I would like to go back out to NM and spend more time exploring the good roads. Usually only ride thru the northern part when going to CO.

Only problem riding out there is it is such a long slog to get there and the Ozarks are so much closer.  :crazy:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on September 28, 2018, 05:30:39 pm
Meh. Day trip out (as in daylight only). Get a room, ride the weekend. Day trip back.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Biking Sailor on September 30, 2018, 08:40:09 am

Meh. Day trip out (as in daylight only). Get a room, ride the weekend. Day trip back.


My son and two of his buddies were going to do an Iron Butt SS1000 out to Albuquerque avoiding the big interstate (I 40) in September. He invited me to come along. One of the guys crashed his bike and the trip was called off.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on September 30, 2018, 09:12:30 am
Didn't see where you are but Little Rock to ABQ is about 800 or so miles.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on September 30, 2018, 08:41:36 pm
Sailor is an Okie.  ;)


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on October 01, 2018, 11:05:42 am
So even closer.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: tankhead on October 03, 2018, 06:44:30 am
Lake Abiquiu is where we have stayed a couple times to camp.  The painter Georgia O'Keefe used to paint near there and stay at the Ghost Ranch, which is also very cool.  I have hiked up Chimney Rock.

We rented a GS from a guy named Chris White.  Very awesome guy indeed.  Put on about 600 miles in the two days we had the bike.

We loved the Angel Fire area

Also White Rock overlook and the Caldera National Preserve.  Route 4

We also loved Taos and Santa Fe, of course.

Good luck and enjoy.



Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Biking Sailor on October 03, 2018, 08:06:25 pm

So even closer.


The plan was for a "lunch ride". Out and back. About 520 miles each way.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on October 03, 2018, 09:52:59 pm
I'm looking forward to meeting Blue in May at Eskimo Joe's.  :cool:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on October 03, 2018, 11:05:05 pm
The plan was for a "lunch ride". Out and back. About 520 miles each way.


Plans are easy to change. Ask anyone who's been in combat.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on October 05, 2018, 12:03:34 am

I'm looking forward to meeting Blue in May at Eskimo Joe's.  :cool:


You buying?


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: aviationfred on October 05, 2018, 03:29:55 am



You buying?


I will cover half if Jay covers the other half.


Fred


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on October 05, 2018, 06:53:58 am
Will do.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Biking Sailor on October 06, 2018, 02:29:42 pm
And I'll cover the other half, Channeling Yogi.  :p


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on October 07, 2018, 07:18:44 am

Will do. :thumbsup:


You guys are alright! I think Eskimo Joe is in Stillwater? That's about 600 miles from my home. Probably too far for a day ride for you sissies but I can do it.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on October 07, 2018, 08:44:29 am
I seriously doubt that I could do 600. 400 is about my maximum, although I've never really tried more.

From my Missouri Ozarks ride in August:

(https://i.imgur.com/NQZKx9j.jpg)


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on October 07, 2018, 09:27:03 am

I seriously doubt that I could do 600. 400 is about my maximum, although I've never really tried more.


Start earlier. Stop less. Don't linger while stopped.

You're welcome.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: buelligan on October 16, 2018, 09:07:24 am
Blue, you are in Rio Rathole now?
I live here also, have we met anywhere?
I'm near western hills and unser, the Brew house is very close to home  ;)
I'm usually riding the Jemez, or up around Mora to RR at least once a month.
Have done a few SS1000's looking to do more.

Bart


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on October 16, 2018, 10:13:28 pm

Blue, you are in Rio Rathole now?
I live here also, have we met anywhere?
I'm near western hills and unser, the Brew house is very close to home  ;)
I'm usually riding the Jemez, or up around Mora to RR at least once a month.
Have done a few SS1000's looking to do more.

Bart


We may have passed each other a time or two. This Friday at 10:00a me and a couple of buddies are going to Jemez for a burger. A month or so ago me and one of the buddies were coming back from Jemez and I turned off and followed a BMW to around your area. You? I was on the blue FJR.

Give me a PM and we will meet up for a coffee when you have time. I'm retired so I have a lot of time.       :D


Dean


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on October 16, 2018, 10:52:17 pm


I'm retired so I have a lot of time.       :D




Lucky.  :twofinger:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on October 17, 2018, 10:16:21 am



Lucky.  :twofinger:


Do I detect a bit of sarcasm/jealousy there?


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Biking Sailor on October 21, 2018, 04:07:45 pm



Do I detect a bit of sarcasm/jealousy there?


Can't speak for Jay, but for me pure unadulterated jealousy!   :D


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on October 22, 2018, 04:56:20 pm
C'mon Buelligan. We live five miles apart! Where you at?


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: buelligan on December 05, 2018, 02:24:24 pm
Sorry, it's been way too long since I checked in here!
Blue, looks like you've been busy getting out and about.
My Beemer is a blue and white R1200RS, so if that is what you saw near my neighborhood, that probably was me   :)
I'm retired from the military, but couldn't afford my riding habit and had to go back to work.
But I am looking at two consecutive 3 day weekends coming up, so if the weather is nice, I'm up for riding   :cool:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on December 05, 2018, 02:29:07 pm

Sorry, it's been way too long since I checked in here!
Blue, looks like you've been busy getting out and about.
My Beemer is a blue and white R1200RS, so if that is what you saw near my neighborhood, that probably was me   :)
I'm retired from the military, but couldn't afford my riding habit and had to go back to work.
But I am looking at two consecutive 3 day weekends coming up, so if the weather is nice, I'm up for riding   :cool:


I'll give you a call.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Bounce on December 06, 2018, 10:58:31 am
But I am looking at two consecutive 3 day weekends coming up, so if the weather is nice, I'm up for riding   :cool:


I was sort of upset when I learned that the fed was closed yesterday. I knew it was out of respect for Bush so rolled with it. What chapped me is that, because I retired in 2012, I didn't get the day off from work.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on December 06, 2018, 01:25:59 pm



I was sort of upset when I learned that the fed was closed yesterday. I knew it was out of respect for Bush so rolled with it. What chapped me is that, because I retired in 2012, I didn't get the day off from work.


Let's see here. This looks like a classic balance of pro vs con. Retired and have government check rolling in or still have to work and get ONE day off. I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but this sounds simple enough for me.

        :bigok:


Me and Buelligan are going to catch up in the next day or so.  Not sure which bike he will be riding so I'll bring my jumper cables.    :D


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on December 06, 2018, 01:27:48 pm
When I read these sort of threads, it reminds me of two things that I hate: crappy weather and working.  :crazy:


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on December 06, 2018, 01:31:07 pm
 

When I read these sort of threads, it reminds me of two things that I hate: crappy weather and working.  :crazy:



                               :angry3:



Can't blame you a bit.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: buelligan on December 06, 2018, 08:59:08 pm



I was sort of upset when I learned that the fed was closed yesterday. I knew it was out of respect for Bush so rolled with it. What chapped me is that, because I retired in 2012, I didn't get the day off from work.


Rub it in, rub it in  :twofinger:
If it's any consolation, I didn't get the day off  :(


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: jay547 on December 06, 2018, 09:28:03 pm
I think some of these retired people should organize a Colorado STN rally.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on December 07, 2018, 09:39:59 am

I think some of these retired people should organize a Colorado STN rally.


That is a good idea.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: buelligan on December 07, 2018, 05:39:16 pm
I've based a few of my rides out of Montrose, Colorado.
Great roads in every direction!  The grand mesa, hwy 92, hwy149, hwy550, hwy 142 just to name a few.


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: buelligan on December 07, 2018, 05:41:46 pm
blue,  here is the link to the last springFast ride I advertised here:

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,106185.0.html#.XAr2pmfsZpg

this spring it will be the 17, 18, and 19th of May.  the weekend before Memorial day is when I hold it, every year...


Title: Re: I have officially moved
Post by: Blue is Best on December 07, 2018, 06:46:50 pm

blue,  here is the link to the last springFast ride I advertised here:

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,106185.0.html#.XAr2pmfsZpg

this spring it will be the 17, 18, and 19th of May.  the weekend before Memorial day is when I hold it, every year...


I remember this post! I was in California but couldn't get over there due to other plans.

I will try very hard to make this ride next year(2019).


Good ride/introduce today!!                      :bigok:


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