Due to time constraints I've been trying to do the CDR in short sections, this summer the plan was to do the section from Del Norte to Cuba.
Well, here it is the end of summer so it's now or next year. I'm well aware not to do this in the rain, so with that in mind I didn't look at the weather and left Oklahoma headed for Del Norte. Made it to the last motel room in Monte Visita just before dark. Went to bed without checking the weather.
Got up and headed out without checking the weather.
Headed out of town on the CDR
Read the regs, just said stay on the roads.
So sure enough just as I came to the end of pavement the rain begins
So I turned around and rode 90 miles of pavement to pick up the CDR where it crosses Hwy 17 northeast of Chama.
This the pullout where you can park and watch the train go by, fun train ride, took it with my wife a couple of years ago.
There was rain to the northwest but also blue sky showing to the south which is where I was headed so off I went.
First I had to stop and take a picture of the narrow gauge tracks, really shows how narrow they are when you park a bike across them.
This is what the road is like the first mile or so past the tracks, solid easy riding but cobblestone like, rough.