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Old 07-11-2018, 01:44 AM
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Y'all have a safe ride! With the high temps, I'd even consider a 4a.m. leave time from Mesquite to G. Junction.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:50 PM
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Sadly its time to head back to Georgia


2,850 miles so far. Figured i should check oil & tire psi. Put in 3/4 quart just cause.
That should get me the planned 1,450 miles back to Atlanta.

Monsoon season which means trouble - CO145 out of
- About 6 miles where mud covered road from previous nights heavy rain


Seems CODOT doesn't mess around and gets things cleaned up quickly


ALWAYS GREAT FUN to Ride the Million Dollar Highway

- probably called that because US550 is always falling down the cliff and under repair
- Got that same identical picture from ride in 2016




Many smiles per mile on the wildly smooth hairpin 'S' curves on the Million Dollar Highway
switchback after switchback 'S' grinding up the mountain


- a good place to practice grinding metal on your bike


Million Dollar Valley on the Million Dollar Highway
- up ahead, going to get wet - going to get COLD soon

- interesting how the highway breaks left and meanders across the valley


This was Monday's ride after leaving KOA in Gunnison. Went to Telluride then back to US550 to Ouray to Durango. Rained for about 30 miles going into Durango. Stayed in Durango on Monday night.

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Old 07-18-2018, 07:40 PM
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Came across a metal cattle grate on a Colorado highway. Forgot where it was
But is was in a fairly tight curve and the metal tubes were pretty far apart, plus set at an odd angle And it was raining so the tubes were slick. WOW a motorcycle accident waiting to happen.

Drove 2,000 miles to access 'my' Public Lands, and the gate was closed and locked - what the heck
- that sign says Public Lands Jjito



Wanted to drive out and explore Chaco Canyon but no food, no water and Monsoon storm was brewing




Was tempted to try it, BUT that slick sandy surface was a problem waiting to happen
- heavy monsoon rains the day before made it mucky and extremely slippery

- actually rode across and to the top of the hill - tough going unless on dirt bike


Had planned to take NM126 over the mountain but monsoon trashed that plan


Did have fun poking around a bit on the journey from Durango to Los Alamos.
Went across Jicarilla Apache Lands, Zia Pueblo Lands and Jemez Pueblo Lands and in their Tribal Village.

Jeff
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:57 PM
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Photobucket seems to be cooperating, so a last few pics of the ride into Los Alamos NM



Storms a brewing again, so planning to get wet
- though never bothered to put on any rain gear the entire trip, just ride and smile




the Jemez Pueblo tribal lands



Monsoon rain from the storms in the first picture did this
- on the road down the mountain into Los Alamos NM - City and National Laboratory in the distance

- not a good place to be riding WOT, if there really is one besides at a race track



Nice pic of the ride off Valle Caldera - really was spectacular




In Los Alamos for two nights. Took some tours today and learned about some of what's going on at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now they gotta kill me. The atomic bomb story. Its interesting to be here and see some of the stuff.


Blasting off for Atlanta tomorrow.

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Old 07-19-2018, 02:20 AM
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Always some nice pics!....we love pics!
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