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Offline bomose

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2012, 09:25:40 PM »
The next morning we awoke to a clear blue sky. We hit I 25 through Raton, NM.





We headed east  at Springer then down 39 through the Kiowa National Grasslands.



We passed through the town of Mills. Steve blinked and missed it. ^-^

Then we went through Roy.It was bigger than I remembered.



And on to Mosquero.

If you're looking for gas, you're out of luck. None on this stretch.
All of a sudden, the plain drops off.



It was getting warm so we stopped by a gate to shed some clothes. It just so happened that was where a semi needed to turn in. We talked to the driver for a while and learned some about the area and gas wells. He was from Pensacola and had gone to Marion Institute in '69-'70. We headed on down to Logan.

From there it was on to Clovis, NM and back to Brownfield, Tx.


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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2012, 09:49:44 PM »
We loaded up and the next morning headed for home. We saw a beautiful sunrise.









We stopped in Dallas for a few cases of Lonestar and Moose Drool.


As we crossed the Big Muddy into Vicksburg, it started storming again.



We got in about 10pm after a great trip. Thanks for riding along. :-*
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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2012, 06:58:22 AM »
good job  :-*

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2012, 07:06:27 AM »
Thanks for taking us.  That was a lot to take in.  I wouldn't exactly call it limited scenery!
It tickled me that Roy was bigger than you remembered.
GREAT report.    :-*
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Offline Brian A

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2012, 07:37:49 AM »
Very much enjoyed looking at the pics and reading what you had to say.

How many days of riding for you guys?
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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2012, 05:17:44 PM »
We rode 8 days and 2535 miles by my GPS. Glad ya'll enjoyed it. Sorry some of the pics were fuzzy. Many were taken from the saddle. I just held the camera up and clicked.
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Offline Teaux

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2012, 08:21:06 PM »
Damn, y'all went to Roy Texas  :)

Thanks for the report, very inspirational  :-*
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Offline norton73

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2012, 08:21:40 AM »
thanks for taking us along  :-*

I want to go back too, but take the GS and do some of the old railroad grade trails/roads over the passes.
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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2012, 07:09:52 PM »
I've done some of those on my KLR with my wife. The area around Taylor Park/Gunnison is great for any dual sport or adventure bike. It is amazing how well the big adventure bikes can do. Hope you get out there soon.
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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2012, 07:30:13 PM »
 :-* Thanks for the ride. I'm hoping to ride out there next summer myself, your pics are inspiring.
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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2013, 10:16:07 PM »
Good news. Roy, NM now has gas and a hotel.

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #56 on: September 28, 2013, 09:59:58 AM »
Nice report.

The missus and I just got back from a journey West. Our route took us through Northern AZ and NM on the way out. The number of boarded up businesses we saw as we passes through the small towns was kind of sad.

And the lack of gas could be down right disturbing.
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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #57 on: September 30, 2013, 07:15:18 AM »
Thanks for taking the time to post so many great pics.  It's a different world in the same country.

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Re: The odd couple go West
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2013, 07:38:30 PM »
You're welcome. I sure enjoyed the trip. Yankee Dog, you are right . Even some places I went to last year were closed. A great restaurant ,The Trough, in Gunnison, Co was up for sale. Last year it was packed. Some small towns I went through back in the 70s and 80s are hardly even there now. But the scenery is still great!
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