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Old 09-28-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Questor goes to the 2014 KTM Adventure Rally - Taos NM

Hello All.
Last weekend I rode out to Taos New Mexico to attend the 2014 KTM National Adventure Rally.

It wasn't till after the trip did I realize the distances I traveled and all the cool stuff I saw along the way. All total I covered 2,345 miles.

The trip was not overly planned. The only plan was to head out to Phoenix AZ to meet up with Dave6253 and see cool stuff along the way.

We did!

Here's the teaser pics to keep you interested.

Big open spaces.


Happy KTM's.


Atomic bombs.


VLA


Sunrises.


Riding into the sunset.


Yeah...
It's a rough lifestyle but I'm willing to do it.

Stay tuned and we'll get this Ride Report started.

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Old 09-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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Thumb Another Questor Adventure

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Old 09-28-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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Great pictures.
Any RR with atomic weapons should be great.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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Ooooooh! More entertainment!

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:27 AM   #5
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Day 1: L.A. to Phoenix

So here's what the overall trip looked like.

We did some 'tourist" things on the way back, but days one and two were simply about making mileage to get to the event.

My day one was pretty much a straight shot on I-10 East.

But the evening before I was to head out I told Mr. Purr that I would be away on a trip for a week.
No problem says the cat.
"Just bring me!"


Aww, Purr. I wish I could, but this is a motorcycle trip, and you have to stay here and look after the house.

Anyway, the next morning the bike was all packed and ready to go.


Soon we were on the highway headed East.


The giant Mastodon sculpture on I-10.


The wind turbines out near Desert Hot Springs.




Cruising along, listening to tunes, and watching the scenery change.


After 120 miles we stop for gas at Chiriaco Summit.
Little did I know there is the General Patton Museum. And that means I got to see tanks!











After soaking ourselves down to stay cool, we continued East with a full tank of gas.



It was hot. Probably over 100 degrees in some places.

Soon we crossed into Arizona.






Tropical storm Odile in the gulf was reportedly making its way north bringing with it monsoon rains...
This was the leading edge of it.


The sun begins to set and the shadows start getting longer...


We're almost to Dave's house.


Around 6:30pm I arrive at Dave's house. We tuck my KTM into his garage next to his for the night.
Day one complete.

Stats for the day:
357 miles in a little over 5 hours.

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:48 AM   #6
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so far, so good!
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:59 PM   #7
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I hate that drive/ride across I-10, but sometimes you gotta do it to get to the good stuff!
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:33 PM   #8
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Love taking a road trip. Anxiously looking forward to more of this R/R.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:41 PM   #9
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Tent Question

Q, What tent is that in the sunset picture?
How do you like it?
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Old 09-28-2014, 04:03 PM   #10
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subscribed for some more awesome photos.

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Old 09-28-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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Oh yeah! Bring it on!
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:34 PM   #12
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I invited myself along for the trip, and Questor graciously accepted.

Things were looking OMINOUS with Hurricane Odile pushing up into the Southwest.
The forecast for the entire trip was Rain, Rain and More Rain...




Here's a little preview of what's to come as I tell my side of the story.

Questor has bright lights.





Dwarfed by a dish. They're listening!





Camped at 9200'





Concert Under the Stars





The KTM Adventure Rally at Taos Ski Valley (360 Degree Panorama)

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Old 09-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #13
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Looking forward to more!
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:57 PM   #14
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I'm in Ed !!!

Shit-----you moved to CA

No wonder you wasn't home when I went by your house in Idaho---could have gotten shot

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Old 09-28-2014, 06:04 PM   #15
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Check out Outback Pizza in Taos. Good stuff.

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