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2018 SW ride to the Gathering

Discussion in 'Big Dog Biker 10 yr Anniversary Gathering' started by BigDogRick, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. BigDogRick

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    Starting a post to recruit some folks wanting to/willing to ride from the SW to Wichita for the 2018 Gathering. Glad to step up and make it happen. Chime in if your are interested.
     
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    I live in Hutchinson and I am game
     
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    Alright, Ryan. Will keep you in the loop. We will be rolling into Kansas through one of the National Grasslands from CO or OK. Maybe you could meet us in Liberal and ride in with us. (this will be a group coming from CA, AZ, NM, CO
     
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    Time to make a commitment. C'mon CA, NV, UT, CO, NM, AZ - what say you?
     
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    If you have not ridden east from the sw desert and are thinking “who want’s to ride to Kansas?” All I can say is,”you haven’t done with me and Celeste”. I have ridden that diagonal from the Great Lakes to various western destinations many times and then done the reverse a different way yet: probably ten or eleven different combos. If no one chimes in to rearrange priorities, road stops will include:
    Payson on the Mogollon Rim (Tonto National Forest) 4000 ft climb
    Showlow (Apache- Sitgreaves National forest) another 5000 ft climb
    Zuni Pueblo (‘cause you gotta do it once)
    Then on to Grants through the Cibola National Forest (El Malpais National Monument along* the way).
    Albuquerque Old Town ( you prolly don’t know there are 300 year old structures this far west - and centers of government a hundred years older than statehood)
    Ancient Turquoise Trail east of the Sandias to Madrid, Los Cerillos, and Santa Fe
    Taos , Angel Fire, and Eagle Nest at the Cimarron Canyon State Park
    Now we pick one of the ways across Kansa: via Rita Blanca National Grassland, Comanche National Grassland, or John Martin Reservoir State Park (actually any one of those gets us to the KS state line.
    Witchita via Liberal, Dodge City or Garden City based on the previous choice,
    Bring your sun screen if you wear it.
    Bring a tent just in case.
    Bring a good attitude and a wide open mind.
    You will have a blast.



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    If you have not ridden east from the sw desert and are thinking “who want’s to ride to Kansas?” All I can say is,”you haven’t done with me and Celeste”. I have ridden that diagonal from the Great Lakes to various western destinations many times and then done the reverse a different way yet: probably ten or eleven different combos. If no one chimes in to rearrange priorities, road stops will include:
    Payson on the Mogollon Rim (Tonto National Forest) 4000 ft climb
    Showlow (Apache- Sitgreaves National forest) another 5000 ft climb
    Zuni Pueblo (‘cause you gotta do it once)
    Then on to Grants through the Cibola National Forest (El Malpais National Monument along* the way).
    Albuquerque Old Town ( you prolly don’t know there are 300 year old structures this far west - and centers of government a hundred years older than statehood)
    Ancient Turquoise Trail east of the Sandias to Madrid, Los Cerillos, and Santa Fe
    Taos , Angel Fire, and Eagle Nest at the Cimarron Canyon State Park
    Now we pick one of the ways across Kansa: via Rita Blanca National Grassland, Comanche National Grassland, or John Martin Reservoir State Park (actually any one of those gets us to the KS state line.
    Witchita via Liberal, Dodge City or Garden City based on the previous choice,
    Bring your sun screen if you wear it.
    Bring a tent just in case.
    Bring a good attitude and a wide open mind.
    You will have a blast.



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    Sounds like a hell of a trip Rick! You will have fun even if it's just you and Celeste!

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    SKOGDOG One of the old ones.
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    Damn Rick, you make it sound so good, I'm tempted to ride from Kansas to Phoenix just to ride back again with you guys!! Those are all great rides.
     
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    C'mon out!
     
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    That's going to be an awesome ride. Especially up through Showlow and over to Albuquerque. I'm with Skog, wish we were riding with you.
     
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    You had me interested til "Bring a tent just in case" -- I don't camp except by using my American Express(Hilton, Days Inn etc) -- Never leave home without it! Plus would take me too long to get there to start.
     
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    No kidding, I am drooling just thinking about it.
     
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    Only 40 miles of Interstate on the entire route.


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    Too bad its 1100 mile to get there. Just don't have the time for that one. I'd be interested in seeing your route plan if you don't mind... Put in my to do folder.
     
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    Haven't noticed it elsewhere, so I'll just put it here. Happy birthday Rick !
     
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    Just lookin at that map kinda made my back a little bit sore !
     
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    Looks like a good way to avoid Oklahoma City!


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    4 weeks....
     
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