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« on: February 16, 2017, 06:39:32 pm »

Ok, a name change  (former jamier) and new to New Mexico!!
- been here since December and love it !! Now in Grants, NM and living a block off of Rt. 66
- quickly realized that I will need a ride which will handle gravel and dirt, so probably will be adding to the garage fairly soon. Bike is being shipped from VA. (yeah yeah I know... I wanted to ride, but time frame did not allow)...
- looking forward to meeting all of you in the general NW New Mexico area and beyond.

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 09:34:02 pm »

In 3 months you'll wish you were back in VA.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 05:57:21 am »

Welcome to America's oven  Bigok

Actually, I have never been to New Mexico (other than driving through on an epic Christmas visit to family). I don't doubt that dirt wheels would be "required" in such a place. I wish you great fun exploring!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 06:28:55 am »

I loved living in New Mexico  Inlove Loved the remoteness and isolation.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 12:24:13 pm »

NM is really not that hot in the summer -- yes, it gets warm here (well -- I'm in SF in the rain at RSA right now, but ...). We see a few days at 100, but not many -- altitude helps, for sure.

Lots of good street riding; heading over to the Jemez, or across the Carson NF, or around into Taos and so on. Northern NM and up into Southern CO is great riding.   

(I /just/ bought DS wheels for my WR250, mind you.  I'm hoping they will be nice to have)






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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 03:20:35 pm »

There is great riding South of Grants down to Quemado and over to HWY 191 or South to Reserve. There is great riding West to Gallup and then up to Window Rock and over to Ganado to Chinle and then to Lukachukai. You must take the road from Lukachukai over the mountain to Red Rock. I'm only touching on the great riding over there.

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 04:36:06 pm »

Every rider, everywhere, should have a gravel road/dirt bike in addition to their regular ride.
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 06:53:00 am »


Every rider, everywhere, should have a gravel road/dirt bike in addition to their regular ride.


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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 10:43:14 am »

Well. Wheels are picked up; new hammerhead rear brake lever, too. Just a matter of getting some tubes and tyres.

But that's a sidetrack -- there's definitely a lot of good riding from Grants. Smile


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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 04:38:53 pm »

Hey, Gypsy, drop back in here and tell us of your situation.

The riding that you can do from Grants is fantastic. Ever been to Colorado? Utah? Grand Canyon? You can do incredible rides from Grants on a weekend. Or 3-4 days.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 06:28:40 pm »

Come summer, come on down to ABQ on a Sunday. There's always a few folks at Beyond Grounds on North 14 of a Sunday morning...


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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 08:08:12 pm »

Hey all,

Thanks for the greetings and tips.

mxvet57= I've been here 3 months and I still don't want to go back to Virginia. Actually, I was transferred to Va. and never really liked it. I'm from the West and prefer it here. I hated the Virginia summers-ugh. 90% humidity. I'll stay here thank you....

I'll be monitoring the NM forum for routes and places. I used to do quite a bit of traveling, would like to get back into it. And yes, looking for another 'off road' bike to handle some of the great areas I've been to with my 4WD truck. Only one MC shop in Gallup not much to see, I'll go to Abq. to see what bikes are there.

Thanks again for the greetings.

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 12:40:40 am »

Yeah -- you'll have better luck in ABQ than Gallup, for sure!


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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 04:02:10 pm »

Welcome to New Mexico, I was just in your neck of the woods on an ironbutt ride a week ago.
I'm out by ABQ.  Ride a DR650 and a Super Tenere off road...
You can find out a whole lot more in regards to off road riding in New Mexico and Colorado here:  
http://advrider.com/index.php?forums/the-rockies-%E2%80%93-its-all-downhill-from-here.28/

Also, look up the New Mexico Back Country Discovery Route, or NMBDR.  It goes right by Grants  
I ride all, street, dirt, touring, sport touring, adventure riding, if it's on two wheels, I want to try it ;-)
Hope to see ya around!

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 12:10:13 pm »


Welcome to New Mexico, I was just in your neck of the woods on an ironbutt ride a week ago.
I'm out by ABQ.  Ride a DR650 and a Super Tenere off road...
You can find out a whole lot more in regards to off road riding in New Mexico and Colorado here:  
http://advrider.com/index.php?forums/the-rockies-%E2%80%93-its-all-downhill-from-here.28/

Also, look up the New Mexico Back Country Discovery Route, or NMBDR.  It goes right by Grants  
I ride all, street, dirt, touring, sport touring, adventure riding, if it's on two wheels, I want to try it ;-)
Hope to see ya around!

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Never knew you were out here as well, Buelligan!
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 11:04:27 am »

Expat,
I keep a low profile!
I usually ride the Crest road most Sundays, but I'm rolling back down by  0830 to avoid the squids, and racer wannabes.
I always take 14 north if i'm heading up the high road, or even to Colorado. My PR4's will not touch a freeway if i can help it, lol.
I've been busy riding the NMBDR in sections, time permitting on the weekends. I love these back country routes, and have completed both Colorado and Utah so far.
I'm in a few  riding groups, but sad to say, have not participated often. Many of the groups start too late in the morning for me, I'm usually rolling by  0730, and they like to meet around 0830 and head out around 9 ish...    EEK!
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 11:03:17 pm »

Expat,
I keep a low profile!
I usually ride the Crest road most Sundays, but I'm rolling back down by  0830 to avoid the squids, and racer wannabes.
I always take 14 north if i'm heading up the high road, or even to Colorado. My PR4's will not touch a freeway if i can help it, lol.
I've been busy riding the NMBDR in sections, time permitting on the weekends. I love these back country routes, and have completed both Colorado and Utah so far.
I'm in a few  riding groups, but sad to say, have not participated often. Many of the groups start too late in the morning for me, I'm usually rolling by  0730, and they like to meet around 0830 and head out around 9 ish...    EEK!


Ha! I'm rarely rolling that early Smile Crest a bit later (or on a weekday), 14 all day long and so I !!


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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2017, 10:46:26 am »



Getting about that time of year...
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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2017, 04:56:28 pm »

Sadly, it is ‘oh that was an SUV that hit and run you on your bicycle’ time of year, so no Sandias shots here for a while.


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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 07:13:56 am »

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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2018, 04:20:32 pm »

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