|04-28-2008, 09:51 AM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Mt. Vernon, Illinois
BigDogs...Shadow Of The Rockies Trail
BigDogs--Shadow Of The Rockies Trail
Sam Correro, creator of the Trans America Trail that extends from Kentucky to the Oregon coast has been
at it again and has created a North to South trail from Canada to Mexico. He's not finished with it yet
but we are going to ride the New Mexico portion on this ride.
I had invited just a few friends...two couldn't go and one never responded to my invitation and
a local friend quit his job (sorta) to go with me------I knew it would be very unlikely all could go, and
really like traveling with just one riding partner. All kinds of problems can double and triple with more
riders--not that I can't have my own for sure---after all I had 3 flat tires.
So we are both in between employment opportunities
Me and my hometown buddy Randy Stewart left Southern Illinois on April 18th, 2008 and rode our KLR's
thru Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and then to the New Mexico border where the Shadow
of the Rockies trail ends if doing it South to North.......however we navigated it North to South and started at
the exact spot where the trans am trail (East to West) crosses the New Mexico---Colorado border. At this spot
the trans am trail and shadow of the rockies trail intersect and are one in the same...but split shortly after going
South a few miles.
We rode a total of 3,500 miles----the New Mexico portion of the trail was only about 700 miles, but we made an
additional adventure out of it going and coming. It was a very memorable ride and the weather was absolutely
perfect except one day of rain on the way out as we spent a couple of days in Missouri riding the "Swinging
So this is where the ride began for us........
Down the rocky swithbacks of
Long Canyon Road.
On the Colorado--New Mexico border
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