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Old 07-20-2010, 02:24 AM   #16
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I've ridden to Albuquerque a few times and up to Colorado through Grants. There's some nice sections of old Rt 66 West of you then you can drop South out of Grants. Also try Route 180 in New Mexico and over Mule Creek Pass. It will take you right over to Morenci to head up 191 to Springerville. It's a great loop, good food at the Blue Moon Cafe in Glenwood, NM too. You won't be disappointed with the ride or food.
The loop and the ride are awesome. as is the food. 180 between the mule creek turn off and silver city is under construction, and there is some gravel left on the road. they haven't done the lines yet either, and the 'posted' limit is 35 through a large (30-40mi) section, though most people still go 50-60mph. not many cops on the road right now, I've seen a couple in buckhorn, but that is it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:09 AM   #17
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Nice ride. I would like to do this loop later this year. Where did you stay after the first day? Thanks.
We stayed in Springerville. Nice little motel with a great Cafe just down the street.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:00 AM   #18
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Its been said a few times already, but it was a great ride. What a great variation of roads to ride from tight first gear hair pins to high gear-throttle on sweepers.

Here are a couple of pics I managed to snap along the way.

off the 10 and making our way to the twisties!


having a look behind me


and now a look ahead




And here's Pauly waving "hello"


Now we finally get into some twisties and i tried to get a few glamor shots as people zoomed through the corners. Sadly my slow camera (or slow finger) didn't get the best action shots. But everyone is still making it look fun!

Skip making the Ol' 900 work


Don't let his posting fool you, he was right up front setting the pace.


When Skip wasn't setting the pace, Cathy took charge through the turns




Here comes Pauly with that beautiful new S3, giving it the good and proper break-in!




After some fun miles of twisties we pulled off to give ourselves a little break


Then got back on the road for more fun


and just as I pulled out the camera to get that great shot of the group in formation...............Cathy, where'd you go?????


Not to worry, with her skills she got right back with the group


It was a lot of miles and even though everyone was making me jealious with their cruise control, and paded seats, I can't wait to do it again!

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Old 07-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #19
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Ok, not sure what I did wrong, but obviously I didn't get something right when I tried to post the pics. Never done it before, so if you can help, that would be awesome.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:29 AM   #20
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Yup, I'm very familiar with NM 180. I ride NM 152 over the Black Range to Silver City, then up 180. Sometimes cut across to Mule Creek and up the 666, oops I mean 191.

Great roads. Thanks for the cafe tip; I usually don't stop for much, but I might make an exception

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I've ridden to Albuquerque a few times and up to Colorado through Grants. There's some nice sections of old Rt 66 West of you then you can drop South out of Grants. Also try Route 180 in New Mexico and over Mule Creek Pass. It will take you right over to Morenci to head up 191 to Springerville. It's a great loop, good food at the Blue Moon Cafe in Glenwood, NM too. You won't be disappointed with the ride or food.
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Old 07-20-2010, 12:34 PM   #21
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Ok, not sure what I did wrong, but obviously I didn't get something right when I tried to post the pics. Never done it before, so if you can help, that would be awesome.
Copy and paste the IMG Code like this:
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:13 PM   #22
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got it now, thanks
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #23
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Great pictures of people having fun on great roads with great bikes. I was in the neighborhood of 191 last month but was involved in Grand Canyon and Cliff Dwellings and plum forgot about the Devil's Highway. Maybe next time. Great roads out there.
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:57 PM   #24
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Great pics Jason! I'm glad you got them on here.

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:12 PM   #25
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Nice ride and great pictures.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #26
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Great pix. I can't wait to get back there next April . A great set of roads.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:35 PM   #27
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My wife & I were on a ride here in California and stopped on top of Sherman Pass. Several riders park next to us with Arizona plates & I try to talk to the riders but they don't say anything. A small, very polite lady walks over to me & informs me they are a group of riders with MCTours / AZride.com from Scottsdale & she is their guide & the riders are from Hungary. Don't speak english.

After some small chat she mentions hwy 666 in eastern Az & tells me its really a fun ride & that I should check it out.


Well... I hope to get there soon.... I appreciate this ride report... confirms my info...

Thanks!
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Old 07-22-2010, 11:47 PM   #28
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My wife & I were on a ride here in California and stopped on top of Sherman Pass. Several riders park next to us with Arizona plates & I try to talk to the riders but they don't say anything. A small, very polite lady walks over to me & informs me they are a group of riders with MCTours / AZride.com from Scottsdale & she is their guide & the riders are from Hungary. Don't speak english.

After some small chat she mentions hwy 666 in eastern Az & tells me its really a fun ride & that I should check it out.


Well... I hope to get there soon.... I appreciate this ride report... confirms my info...

Thanks!
Here's a map of our route.



We took 191 North from Clifton and on 260 through McNary to 60 South through Salt River Canyon. 180 South in New Mexico is a great ride and back to 191 on 78 is a great loop. You'll have a lot of fun. Send us a PM when you're over here and we'll be more than happy to join you or point out some minor detours that you'll enjoy.

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:33 PM   #29
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Looks like a lot of fun... great report!
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:45 PM   #30
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Cool ride. I am going to be out there this Nov and plan on riding that area.
Tell Cathy I said hello.......tell her Eric from CMRA and TORO in TX.
Thx for the map.
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