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Old 12-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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Old stuff


This is just some pictures of a day trip wondering around in the desert near Palomas Gap.
An old mine



fun roads if you look close you can see the slid mark

I just cant seem to get a good picture of this stuff









an old well head out in the middle of an arroyo

the gap from the north side of the canyon




I thought it looked cool

the north end of Caballo

kinda the end of the trail


so I turned around and started to back track, after about a mile I saw this yellow tibon tied to a stump

look what I found

just a boring little hill

that looks like fun

ok maby next time

strange parking


There is a strange metal shinny thing on top of that arch but my eyes suck and I can make it out




whats this


itís a Alas Chalmers 21

thatís not looking too good

or this

look itís a AC cat


not often you see one of these welded back together

nice radiator cap, yes thatís an old tier

ok I am looking at this old machine and I look at my machine and notice this green slimy spot on the front tire
and my rear is going low time to get the hell out of here, I donít want to fix this out here
ok one quick lake pic

a few miles down the road my rear is getting bad

but I am thinking that I am ok, I have a can of fix a flat in my bag

it didnít do anything, it was a dud. I am thinking I am only 15 miles from the house so I just hit it with my Co2 inflator and it was enough to get me back to town

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #2
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Awesome grizzzly! You made it to the dozer! Were you able to complete the ride from the Gap around the east side of Caballo without hitting the highway? Mines look cool too. We gotta go down for round two in that area and do more exploring. Awesome pics and report!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:25 PM   #3
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I made it but I think it would take about two hours from that gate near the river to the dam if you were moving and not screwing around. There are a few more things I want to look at in that area.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:30 PM   #4
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That's an amazing area to ride. Wish it was a little closer for me. Would love to explore the mines some more. Looks like the route up the canyon to the dozer wasn't too rough, huh?
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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That's an amazing area to ride. Wish it was a little closer for me. Would love to explore the mines some more. Looks like the route up the canyon to the dozer wasn't too rough, huh?
I would recommend the 400
The bottom of that canyon reminded me of the rockslides in death valley
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:40 PM   #6
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400 it is...as long as I can keep it off the pavement! Not legal you know. Maybe could base out of T or C and just stay on the west side of the range and explore mines and canyons? Have to look into doing this area again. Nice report grizzz!!
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:24 AM   #7
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Old Cat and mines....

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400 it is...as long as I can keep it off the pavement! Not legal you know. Maybe could base out of T or C and just stay on the west side of the range and explore mines and canyons? Have to look into doing this area again. Nice report grizzz!!
Keep it up, keep it up and Slojoe will be down there taking old mines and dozier pics! Buggs will be along since you have to have at least two picture takers, NMTB will want to bring the trials, CaptRick will jump in to bring the KTM crowd and next thing you know-----you got a ride planned! On by the way Griz please note you are the only one in the world that thinks the BRP is ideal for trials! Great RR
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:05 AM   #8
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Nice little exploration ride!! Thanks for the report and pics
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Old 12-19-2009, 06:47 AM   #9
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Cool photos. Looks like that old A-C has seen better days.



IIRC, that's a repair sprocket. The outer portion of the sprocket was made as a repair part that could be welded on to the center hub/spokes when the original teeth were worn out. Another possibility is new A-C tracks weren't available so they converted it to an available Caterpillar track which required different sprockets. They used to do a lot of screwy things to keep these old machines running.
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:50 AM   #10
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This sprocket had been broken and repaired some of the welds are near the hub, but this thing had a lot of unique repairs, like the cat ROP, and the tire radiator cap. Some one had been working on it recently I think that they are getting ready to drag it out of the canyon
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:52 AM   #11
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REAL cool Chris. Damn, wish I coulda made it. Nice pics!
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Nice.

I love old stuff.
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