Chain Gang - Bash In The Bush - New Mexico



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Beem and I started out at 7am this morning heading from Phoenix after a quick caffeine jolt from the local StarBucks.
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After a short leg we soon we were ready for breakfast and chose this great little dinner in Globe AZ. The sign “reads” more of a coffee/bakery shop, however, it turned out to be more of a café than either of the fore mentioned. All the same the café was a great greasy gut bomb and I would highly recommend it to anyone passing through.
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Yum!!! This was a GREAT BREAKFAST!!!
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Bill and Myself. This picture was taken by some German tourist/riders that happen to be at the café that didn’t speak a stint of English. It was very funny that we were riding German Bikes and these German tourist were riding rented American H*rley’s. Anyone else see the irony here?
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Our Bikes and their Harley visitor waiting for us to finish breakfast
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After getting through Globe, past the reservation we were treated to many twistys and switch backs. See the Zoom test below
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Same shot as above with the 12x Zoom.
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Crossing the boarder in to New Mexico
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1/2 Rubin (spell?) at Cafe in Silver City
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NM 153 East of Silver City
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We arrived in Truth or Conciques a couple hours before dark. When we got to the Motel the Professor was hard at work on his toy hauler’s power steering.
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After getting checked and settled in to our room some of us went for Mexican Food while the others went for Pizza. The owner of the pizza shop (pictured lower left) a fellow thumper, was happy to break out the atlas to help in going over our ride plans for tomorrow. I am aS nOt As dRunk as yOu tHiNk I loOk. ok maybe I was.
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I laid out the big challenge... $10.00 if you can get one of those old ladies to dance with you.
Dam making his move (FYI he was shot down and the $10.00 went towards more drinks :-)
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Dam and Thumper getting ready to unload their bike as Scott watches
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Unloading Dams Bike
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1 Pizza and MANY drinks later, back at the motel, a couple of us gathered in “ah” of the little F that is Anna’s lowered bike.
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Free Range Horses
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If there was one thing that could ever get me to give up riding bike it would be to trade for Riding Horse!!!
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OOPS. Guess that last picture Spooked 'em
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General Store in Winston was closes (AKA SHUT). I think they saw us coming and locked up quick ;-)
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Guess they swallow in this town
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Group Shot: Bill, Anna, Dam, Dave (left to Right)
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New Mexico Ghost Town; Chloride
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Another Ghost Town, another picture.
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Betsy was watching me.
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Checking the GPS. "How much longer till the dirt?"
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Bill rounds the corner
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Dam rounds the corner
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Finally the Dirt!!! Time to air down.
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Can you see Dam taking a picture of his bike? See the picture below after the 12x Zoom
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This was taken from the same location ZOOMED in 12x. Man I am loving this new Camera
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Anna, barely able to reach the ground, rides it like a real pro!
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Bill getting ready to get back in the game
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Leaving me in the dust
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Yours truly coming down the hill
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Me Again
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Again with the ZOOM.
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Stopped for lunch as a nice "little" river crossing
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Bill cools down
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Crossing paths with the rest of the gang.
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See the bolder in the butt crack of the rock over there?
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Again I am loving the 12x optical zoom on my new camera. This is the same set of rocks as the Picture Above and Below.
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I think Bill is getting tiered of me stopping every few miles to take pictures ;-)
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Found a great little trail in the pines that runs along the river.
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Made for a great place to rest and continue testing the new camera
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The trail was covered in Pine Needles. VERY SLICK.
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Dam getting a lift on his F
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Made lots of new friends this weekend.
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Even some that like to eat bike?
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The Professor and Dam say it's time for the Door Buster Drawings
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Anna wins a new Wrench Set
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Everyone a winner at this Dam Gathering
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I ordered the Fish and Chips
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Dam orders the chicken fried steak. Dam says; "I got cream gravy twice today".
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The Dam Site on Elephant Butte Lake.
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Great Coffee at Coffee T or C.
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Do you see the town below?
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Look Closely
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Here is a hint
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The power of ZOOM.
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Here is a shot of the twisties on NM 152
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Guess who has the right of way?
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Bill had to bandage his blown fork seal.
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