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US 191 Day 01-Ride to Tombstone AZ

Albuquerque  –Socorro – Reserve – Safford – Tombstone

The ride was 439 miles with about 8 hours of ride time.

Thursday July 18, 2013

 


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The sun was just starting to rise as we prepared to start on our cross country trip. It was overcast and cool, so cool I had to wear a sweatshirt. It was strange for my hands to get cold  in July even with my gloves on. I’m not complaining it’s always better cool then hot.

We rode south on I 25 to Socorro, stopped for gas and then went west on US 60. There was construction and we were stopped for a few minutes near the intersection for Water Canyon.

We hit the VLA about 10 miles before we turned on to NM 12. Every time I see these giant dishes pointed at the sky, looking to expand our knowledge I’m fill with wonder.

The overcast day provided amazing views as we went south on NM 12. The road was covered in gravel, making the going a little slower than normal.

We stopped in Reserve to fill up and looked at the sculpture of Elfago Baca. This was a very interesting man, the Billy Jack of his day.

We rode south US 160, then started west on NM 78. NM 78 was a great ride, it took us across some rolling plains and down into a wooded valley where we crossed into Arizona.

We went south on US 191 for about 50 miles today, we will re-ride this stretch of road going north tomorrow. When we got into Tombstone we went the the Tombstone Court House Museum.

Then we walked to the Crystal Place for a late lunch.

After eating we stopped at one of the shops and fired a few rounds of paint loads from a revolver.

On our way back to our camp we visited Boothill.

Back at the Tombstone RV and Horse park we set up camp and started uploading our pictures.

The first day is in the books.

Ride from Monument Valley Utah to Albuquerque NM

Monument Valley – Mexican Hat – Four Corners – Farmington – Chama – Cuba – Albuquerque

Ride from Monument Valley to Albuquerque —Took US 163 north to UT162/CO41, then west on US 160, then east on US 64 to Chama, then east on US 84 to NM96, then south on NM96 to US 550, then south to NM 313, then south to Albuquerque

This is the forth day of a four day trip.

To see the first daysecond day or third day click the link.

The ride was 450 miles with a 9 hour ride time.

The total for the four day trip was 1,500 miles.

May 06, 2012

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Ride to Otero County Fair in Alamogordo

Ride to Socorro – Carrizozo – Alamogordo – Cloudcroft – Ruidoso – Mountainair

450 mile ride to the Otero County Fair with 4 gas stops and lunch in Ruidoso

August 20, 2011

My daughter and I had so much fun last week at the fair in Los Alamos that this week we thought we would ride down to the Otero County Fair in Alamogordo. Because we were afraid of the heat on some of these roads we got an early start.
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