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Old 06-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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San Ysidro to Grants NM on Dirt Roads

We decided to ride from San Ysidro to Grants on the high road through Hunters Camp. I decided to take off ahead of the other riders to give me time to shoot some pictures along Cabezon Road. This is the parking area near San Ysidro.






This is the start of Cabezon Road.












There is a natural gas pumping facility at the intersection of Cabezon Road and Pipeline Road.














Cabezon Peak is in the background.


The other riders caught me sooner than I expected.


AKASY on a KTM525


MTech 1950 on a KTM525






Ditch on a Husquavarna TE610 and RideFreak on a KTM525


They passed me in a cloud of dust.


We regrouped at the bridge over the Rio Puerco.


















This is the road headed to Hunters Camp from the Rio Puerco bridge.




DirtDad on his KLR650







After Hunters Camp things are greener for a while.










Mt Taylor is in the background.












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Old 06-10-2013, 11:34 AM   #2
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I’m slow on curvy gravel roads so I headed down to Grants before the others.


We met at the Kiva Café west of Grants. Ditch and DirtDad had turned back to San Ysidro from the look out tower on top of Mt Taylor.




The little XT225 cannot compete with the KTM525s but it works fine for me.




































This was a fun ride with a bunch of great guys. There were no mechanical problems and the roads were in good shape. The total distance on my GPS was 216 miles with a moving average of 32.6 m/h.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Great pics. Looks like a fun ride. Looking forward to riding over in NM off road some time.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Awesome pics! I'll have to make it out to that side of the country one day!
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #5
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Nice SloJoe, I got some video of the ride, I'll get going on it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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Another great report Joey! Love that route!!
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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Slojoe (who is anything but Slo--notice we were always catching up to him) always gets the pics and does a great RR--this one is no exception
Slojoe's pics--will most likely be the only pictures of the ride--looks like Ride Freak might have some video but since no one took a dirt nap, had a flat or broke a bike there may not be much excitement. I don't think the rest of us even had cameras with us
Good job Slojoe
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #8
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Great report!

Sorry I had to bail. Work and closing of NM4 did me in.

I am gonna do some riding in the north this weekend. Got to test a new truck I bought.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #9
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That looks like a great ride. I will have to figure out a way to incorporate it into a loop.

Looks to be just about my speed.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:14 PM   #10
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Last First - Beer Run

It was about 97 degrees out, we've been suckin dust for 200mi, then we remembered there was a cooler full of cold beer at the truck

Game On!


Side by side formation works pretty good at keep you from choking on the dust. We heard you can catch desert fever from the dust that blows in from Az.

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Old 06-11-2013, 01:46 AM   #11
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Part 1 - Hunters Camp

Riding up to Hunters Camp Mesa
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:07 AM   #12
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Nice pics and videos

It was a good day for a ride although getting a bit warm by the time we got back to San Y.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:10 AM   #13
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #14
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Wow!...what a wide variety of terrain on that ride. It's good to see that the nursing home allows a day pass now and then for the residents to get out once in awhile without supervision.

But seriously, Chris, you and the crew know how to have fun out there. Good stuff.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:51 AM   #15
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nice ride. I take it you didn't stop to look at any of these as you rode past:



















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