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going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by magicmarker » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:39 am



Wondering if anyone has some good rides to suggest for someone who's never been before ?



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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by themainviking » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:10 am

The entire north west of the state of New Mexico, and southwest Colorado have lots of rides and lots and lots to see. Then for overnight rides, you could hit the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado which will take you to Grand Junction, from where a short Interstate run west will get you to Utah, to catch 191 South which will lead you back to New Mexico, either with a stop at Four Corners, or around it. I envy you those rides, which I did thirty years ago, when I lived in Socorro. You are in range of both North and South views of the Grand Canyon as well, but only the south view is within a day.
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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by dingdong » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:29 am

Good suggestions from the Viking. Enjoy your trip. I love riding that area. Are you going for the balloon festival?
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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by magicmarker » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:56 pm

No unfortunately we will be heading back a week before but maybe we will see some of the early arrivals playing in the sun never would have heard about that, thank's for the heads up can't wait to see the countryside. will definitely try to check out your suggestion, if you think of more pass them on leaving in two weeks going to ride down from Minnesota spend a week in and around ten head back.

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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by themainviking » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:54 am

If you are into sight seeing and turquoise, Sante Fe, Gallup and Farmington all have plaza markets where sellers sit on blankets with their wares displayed. If you cannot get to any of those places in your week, old town Albuquerque is west of Interstate 25, and they use to have some pretty good flea markets with Navaho jewelery makers hawking their wares. If you are on motorcycles with no cargo capacity, then hand thrown Navajo pots and sand paintings would be out of the question, but they are nice to look at. If you head west on Lomas Blvd or Central Ave, just after they join, you will find Old Town.

Also, if you are into breakfast, AND spicy, then you have got to have Huevos Rancheros at least one time. If you can have it twice, then have green one time and red the next. No difference in heat, but the taste is different. If you can get down to San Antonio, which is 90 miles south from Albuquerque, at the hwy 380 exit, the Owl Bar & Cafe has the very best green chile cheese burger in the entire world. They are to die for with a cold Corona or Dos Equis beer. Try it with the Dos Equis Dark.
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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by magicmarker » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:39 pm

Thank you keep em coming guy's

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Post by captdecker » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Hi I live in Prescott Az like to taking 260," to catch 191 South which will lead you back to New Mexico, " You can take the 191 south the 78 then east to 180 north, some nice mountains there. Be careful around the mine at Clifton. You can always go the other way around too :-)

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Post by magicmarker » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:13 pm

Thank you Sir keep them coming guy's really appreciate the feedback

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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by darryldevaney » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:13 pm

We love the area just north of Albuquerque. Take highway 84 north out of Santa Fe and catch 64 towards Taos. Just about any of the roads between those up in that area are spectacular riding.
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Re: going to New Mexico Albuquerque

Post by magicmarker » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:27 pm

yep look's like some good mountain riding while were there hope to see some early arrival's for the Balloon gathering there didn't know about that that will be cool.



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