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VancouverWA to AustinTX = MotoGP

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On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:10 AM, motopumps said:

So, what is actually happening on the trip???

Good question.  We are riding our motorcycles.  Isn't that enough? ;)

MotoGP in Austin.

National Parks.

AZ 152 and 191.  Plus US108, NM78, TX 170, 166, 118.

The Los Milagros Motel and Borderland Café.

Riding with buddies that you have ridden with for over 15 years.

A nice cold beer after a hot day of riding.

The list is too long, as there is something for every one on a trip like this.  But then, i'm kind of simple and it doesn't take much to make me happy.  Today, I stayed in the motel and watched the MotoGP on my phone and the Masters on TV.  I didn't even go to the track, as I left that up to my friends to do.  I also worked on added a number of days to this ride report.

I'm just happy to be on the road, meeting people and talking.

 

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Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours
2005 FJR1300abs:  192,000m
2015 FJ-09:  72,000m
 

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Day 11:  Watched it rain in the morning from our motel 6 rooms.  Afternoon some went to the track, I didn't this year.  Looked at some nice old cars and street rods in the parking lot.

Day 12:  MotoGP Races.   A. Rins Wins after Marquez crashes.  Rossi comes in second, with K. Abraham a distant 3rd.  Dovizioso comes from 13th to finish 4th.  Good race.  Tiger Woods wins the Masters.  Great comeback.  Really good watch.

We leave tomorrow for Van Horn TX,  458m.

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Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours
2005 FJR1300abs:  192,000m
2015 FJ-09:  72,000m
 

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Sounds like a terrific trip! 

The wife and kid and I were there yesterday. Got absolutely soaked in the torrential downpour in the morning. But the sun came out and the wind picked up and we dried out in time for qualifying. 

So Marquez finally couldn't do it huh? I thought he was unstoppable here. I'll have to see if I can find some highlights of the race somewhere.

Have a great rest of your trip!

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Day 13:  Austin to Van Horn on 290 and I-10.  One big boring day.  Hard to stay awake.  

Day 14:  Best riding day so far.  We took I-10 to I-25 to Hatch, where we headed West on NM26 and North on NM27.  We turned onto NM152 at Hillsboro,NM.  Stopped at the Store Cafe and had lunch, which amounted to Bumble Berry Pie and Ice Cream.  

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On ward to the curves on 152.  Awesome is all that I can say, and can't imagine how I missed this road the last time I rode to Silver City, NM.  We then turned North on NM35 and headed for the Gila Cliff Dwellings.  35 is a good curvy road with many farm/ranches along the way.

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After the Gila Cliff Deweling, we road down to Silver City and stayed in the Palace hotel.  The brought thunder storms and rain.  My bedroom ceiling started to drip water from a leak in the roof.  

Best day of riding.

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Ken, Candy Ass L.D.R. Sleeps 8 hours
2005 FJR1300abs:  192,000m
2015 FJ-09:  72,000m
 

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