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Old 08-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #61
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nearing the end

of our journey I kinda wanted to mix it up so we chose a dirt alternative road near Corona, NM. It was actually pretty boring except when a hawk awkwardly almost flew into Richard almost dropping whatever he was snacking on from his talons.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #62
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Mathew, great pics! Amazing that your narrative is a total reflection of what is in my head :-) Specially your comment on being 41 and starting to be yourself (at least, that's how I translated in my head). 42 and on the same path here...
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #63
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Great report Matt, looks like you guys had a nice ride.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #64
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our final bit of fun

was riding up the forest roads to Nogal peak and inhaling the last cool pinyon scented air. I really enjoyed this trip. I enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and have already been sniffing around some T.A.T. ride reports because that would be an awesome goal even if I did it in chunks. We will see. I have become a lot more comfortable riding and I have considered my safety.. It's good to have some fear. And it's good to ride within my limits and have fun. Every time I look at a map I am a little more confident in how far my abilities can take me. Thanks for reading and thanks to all the Adventurers out there that inspire me!
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:19 PM   #65
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the end

Motorcycling has done a lot of good for my psyche. I am too freaky brained to sit and meditate usually, but being on a bike traveling overland forces me into the moment. I can worry a little bit about the future, but the nature of riding keeps bringing me back to now. After hours of leaning, rolling on the throttle I feel soothed(usually). I especially learned on this trip to stay more present. I am surprised that so many times when I arrive a a location after riding for hours, the first thing I want to do is go exploring on my bike.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:50 PM   #66
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:20 AM   #67
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Motorcycling has done a lot of good for my psyche............... being on a bike traveling overland forces me into the moment. I can worry a little bit about the future, but the nature of riding keeps bringing me back to now. After hours of leaning, rolling on the throttle I feel soothed(usually).....................



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Old 08-18-2011, 06:32 PM   #68
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Fantastic report and photos! Those are some of my favorite places to ride. I can hardly wait to get back to Colorado. Maybe next summer. And your DR is set-up nicely. I've shared your report with a friend so he can see what you have done to your bike.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:32 AM   #69
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Have you been to the Terlingua/Big Bend area? There is a good group meeting out there in March. Here is the link to the info .Also, your photos are fantastic!

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67094

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I can't wait for my next trip. I am finishing writing my first book www.fotomatt.com/music . Then with the money made from this I think I will do a motorcycle travel book. Where should I go????
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:47 AM   #70
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test ride. This is Richard, enjoying the cooler weather of Alto, NM.
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You should have turned into that last drive. That's my front yard on the left! is your father John Sturtevant? He lives up the street from me, on top of the ridge.
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:14 PM   #71
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that's right ron! Small world!
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #72
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Matt - this is why I read ride reports! People are so open and, shall I say, fearless about their fears. We all have them but most of us won't admit it - thanks for your honesty. My wife and I were in the Durango area last year in August as well, but no dirt since we were on the LT. (I know, if you don't have pix it didn't happen.) My wife was absolutely terrified of the million dollar highway so we didn't attempt it. After reading your RR, I know we would have always felt great about it if we had. But, there's always next year. Great job! Thanks so much.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:49 PM   #73
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my new Thunder Pony

I'm gearing up for the next adventure: Here's my new steed. A 2006 with only 2k miles on it already farkled out!! I just need to add a couple things(Pannier Racks, GPS mount, Electrical socket and I am ready to go!//Users/msturtevant1/Desktop/photo copy.JPG

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #74
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Enjoyed your RR. I'm escaping from the heat of San Antonio and heading for Colorado on Sept 8th. Durango is my home town and I've ridden the Million Dollar about 20 times I suppose, Imogene 3 or 4, and Black Bear about the same. If you thought Imogene was scary, you would have puked with fear on Black Bear. As many times as I've ridden it, I'm still nervous on the last stretch above the falls. Also going to be taking a lot of photos along the route from Montrose to Durango for an upcoming article I'm writing, will try to post a decent RR as I go. I'm only 68, getting in as much riding as possible while I can!
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #75
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