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Old 11-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Captain's Curse 11-11-11

The Captainís Curse had long reach this year, eliminating a couple riders before the ride even started. The first to cancel was Princess Jamaica with a broken collar bone from a fall off a horse. The next victim of the curse was Burque Magoo, stopped by a heart attack while loading his bike preparing for the drive to TorC. Magoo was lucky to have another rider close by to call for help and apply CPR. With Magoo down we lost Straydawg and Buggs, they stayed in Albuquerque watching over our friend Magoo.

Friday was a day for Akasy and me to check out some of the routes we would be riding. Akasy had a long route to lead some fast riders and I wanted to check out Palomas Gap to be sure the road had not washed out with recent monsoon rains. Blakebird and AtomicXRer rode with me.


We visited Caballo Peak before going to Palomas Gap.




Blakebirdís new Huskavarna 630 is an impressive bike.




Blakebird missed this turn so we waited for him to return.


While waiting, I found a nice rock to take home to Cindy.


After Blakebird rejoined us, we started through Palomas Gap. We passed the road in the center of this picture without checking it out. I would have to explore this one later.
















Crossing the Rio Grande Blakebird found a soft spot. AtomicXRer crossed farther up stream where the channel is narrower but deeper. AtomicXRer can be seen on the opposite bank above my bike. I followed in AtomicXRerís tracks crossing the river.








About 30 yards from this spot AtomicXRer dumped his bike on a small mesquite bush.


The bush had some good thorns and left AtomicXRer with a punctured rear end, the motorcycle tires were OK.


Back at the Desert View Blakebird needed to drain his boots and let things dry.


GS Larry was interested in the exhaust system on Blakebirds Husky.




La Cocina provided us with a great Mexican dinner. From L to R, GS Larry, Mikroe, Capt Rick, AtomicXRer and Monte Carlo.












Saturdayís breakfast was at Dennyís.






We decided to form three groups because of the large number of riders. Akasy would lead a fast group on a long ride starting at 8:00 am, one hour earlier than the other groups. This is the first group which turned out to be larger than planned.


I was leading the slow group, stopping to take pictures. Cordless and Monte Carlo had no trouble seeing over me.


More of the slow group gathered at 9:00 am. JR, Geneva, Capt Rick, GS Larry and Wadester would be riding with me.




We followed the road to Cuchillo.


The Cuchillo Police Force was waiting for us.










The General Store in Winston was our next stop.




Geneva and JR


Wadester


We started up Chloride Creek, this is the forest boundary.










Iíll add more to the report tomorrow. Anyone on the ride with pictures please feel free to post them so we have some other views of the different rides.


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Old 11-13-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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More fun than a barrel full of monkeys, these 2 guys were...

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #4
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Friday afternoon Slojoe, AtomicXRer and I took a warmup ride up to the towers and around.





We headed down and towards the gap...



... I stopped to take this picture



and didn't see Slojoe turn off the trail shortly ahead....I kept going.
And going.
I followed the trail south - nothing. No sign of them. They must have gone over that saddle.... nope.
After exploring for a bit, I finally turned back and found them.

We rode down the gap and to the Rio Grande crossing - which looked shallow and uneventful, for a few seconds.

"Well? what are we waiting for"



The bottom was like quicksand, and it took two of us to make the extraction



Saturday - Chloride Creek and Monticello Box

Captain of the T38




about to enjoy a 2nd day of wet boots





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Old 11-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #5
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Great stuff so far!!

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:31 AM   #6
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:28 AM   #7
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more please
"If" I had made it there would have been some of this in the morning



no doubt some of this



I guarantee there would have been at least one of these



a few occurences of this



a dozen or so of these

per person


and a stop at the graveside of my GSA windshield for a little of this



followed an evening of this




and a lot of this

and this

in conjunction with this


lather, rinse, repeat
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:37 AM   #8
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Ahhh the Curse, it was a particularly strong year for the Curse at one point we had over 35 pre sign ups scheduled to participate but as in years past the Curse determines who gets to ride.....

When all the dust settled and ToC's population grew by 21 brave souls...
So many reasons for the decline in numbers but by far Burque Magoo had us the most concerned.
Chris heal up fast my friend and when your ready let me know and we can do a rerun of the ride

Ok so this year riders started getting into ToC Thursday night, and Friday morning to last Fri night.
There were some exploratory rides on Friday and GSLarry and I rode near the ToC shooting range about 5 minutes out of town.
Some very nice warm up roads/trails in the area complete with sandy washes and rocky ascents.

Here is GSLarry (my brother from another Mother) with ToC in the background



Your truly with Elephant Butte Lake in the background



One of the many roads that are spread all over and it's 5 minutes out of town...



A panoramic of the area



More to follow later....
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:03 AM   #9
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Chloride Creek is a great ride with interesting scenery.


Wolfgang showed me the ruins of an old cabin several years ago. Whenever I go by and have the time, I add a couple rocks to the wall.






There must be a spring near the cabin because the road always has a muddy spot even when the creek is dry.
















































We returned to Winston for lunch.



AtomicXRerís group was already at the store.


Akasyís group arrived as we were finishing lunch.














After a good lunch we headed toward the Monticello Box. We stopped here when I realized we were missing three riders.


We Waited.


I told these three to go on to the entrance to the Box and I would go back to check on the others thinking they probably had a flat tire.


This was the sight when I found the missing riders.


A large horse had bolted in front of JR as he crossed the cattle guard. JR had seen the horse and slowed but the horse still caught JR by surprise with a quick move across the road. Selaznog had already gone for his truck to retrieve JRís bike while Geneva and JR waited for the paramedics. After checking to be sure JR would be OK, I rode to the Box to let the others know what happened. I told them to go on and ride through the Box on their way back to T or C. I would be going back to escort Geneva back to T or C before sunset.




When I returned, JR was already checked out by the EMTís and did not need to be transported.


The EMTís said this was the first horse versus motorcycle they had seen.




The horse was in the corral behind the pond.


The rancher said this was the biggest horse on the ranch. When I looked at the other horses in the area they were only about 2/3 the size of this gentle giant.




This was the only damage I could see on the horse when I went over to see the damage and apologize to him for upsetting his world.


The horse already had a shot of pain killers and did not seem to be in any distress.


The rancher and his wife were very friendly and invited JR to their house while he waited for Selaznog to return with the truck.
Geneva and I rode back to T or C while we still had sunlight.









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Old 11-14-2011, 01:28 PM   #10
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #11
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Saturday evening we had dinner at Kbobís Steak House in Truth or Consequences.




JR was doing well with his new friend the Ice Pack.


JR was awarded a Captainís Curse T shirt for surviving the curse on this ride.


Selaznog was awarded a shirt for helping rescue JR and his bike.


Geneva received an award for being the first female rider to participate on this ride.




Everyone got one of these stickers.


Here are some food shots.












Sunrise Sunday morning at the Desert View




















The XR400 was a little temperamental about starting.




This was an early group heading for Palomas Gap.










I filled my bike at this gas station with the unusual front before meeting the 9:00 group.


These were the guys I would ride with through the Gap.


This picture was after an uneventful crossing of the Rio Grande headed toward Palomas Gap.



























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Old 11-14-2011, 02:14 PM   #12
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The road in the center of the picture was one I wanted to check out. The others had enough sense not to follow me. The section in the middle was loose tennis ball size rocks.




I rode in as far as I dare and walked the last bit to see the small pond.










While I was looking around I found a rock for Cindy, nothing like adding 16 pounds to my overloaded XT225. I managed to ride back up the hill without falling.


I missed a turn and lead the guys to this ruin.






From here we went to Caballo Peak.


AtomicXRer and I decided to wait by this water pump while the others rode to the top.






I went to look around a tank on a nearby hill while we were waiting.


Here is a zoom shot of Caballo Peak.






More riders showed up on their way to the peak.








Akasy was the first to return from the peak.




This was my last picture before returning to T or C. Thanks everyone for a great ride. I hope all the wounded recover from their brush with the curse.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:23 PM   #13
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While I was looking around I found a rock for Cindy, nothing like adding 16 pounds to my overloaded XT225. I managed to ride back up the hill without falling.
Can't forget the fossilized turtle head from the Jurassic....

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:33 PM   #14
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Just found out, about 1/3 of my video didn't come out due to a crappy memory card

Here's a few vid caps, per Akasy's instructions, our group wasn't on a photo op

Shearboy and I rode behind these 2 unnamed characters for 40 miles from Chloride to TorC, at 60-70mph. It was like watching 2 hawks in flight, both of 'em dipping and swerving towards each other, almost touching, it was crazy wild to watch...I think it had something to do with this.....

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Dear ********, I really miss you on this trip. YOUR brother (*******) on the left, on the right, up my ass, in my way throwing rocks, bumpen into me, runnin in to me, pushing the kill switch, pick pick pick the whole day. Please don't send me out with him alone again. I have way more fun when you are with us so I can enjoy watching him do all this to you. Thanks Mr. ********
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #15
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I have a special picture of Slojoe that'll be quite intriguing.
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