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This summer we worked at summer employ at Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in Cimarron N.M. and after a 3 weekvisit at our localbike repair at the Raton,N.M. Honda dealer and a $ 470.00 new**fuel delivery system** we finally got to ride. I was not happy with the repair price but thats the way it happens. We did a 750 mile ride to Taos, N.M. , Pagosa Springs, CO., Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Montrose, Lake City, Creede, and then back to Cimarron. Beautiful ride. If anyone gets the chance go enjoy the nice cool weather and gorgeousmountains. We stay at the Ponil Campground in Cimarron, nice place.
 

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That was a nice ride you took. I have ridden through Montrose, Ridgeway, Silverton, Ouray, Durango and Cortez to the four corners. Route 550 south is a nice ride but not for the faint of heart. My last trip, I rode US 50 east from Grand Junction, CO to Bridgeport, WV and that was a nice ride. One trip I rode through the Painted desert to Kayenta, AZ then north through Monument Valley and over to Ridgeway then route 550 north to Montrose. Riding US 50 over Monarch Pass is fun and quite scenic.
 

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Motorcycles and mountains, go together..... like sailboats and water.......

We've ridden the Rockies, including the Million Dollar, Beartooth Pass, Chief Joseph Scenic, and Lolo Pass through the Bitterroots... and we've ridden the Appalachians, the Blue Ridge Parkway.... been to Alaska twice.

Got on over to that there Europe just once -- rode a bit of the Alps on a rented Silverwing.... Susten, Firrka, Grimsel, Oberalp..... Motorcycles and mountains, go together, like drums and electric guitars!

Have a half-baked plan to get to the Andes..... hope it works. And then maybe the Cairngorms and the mighty Himalayas....India...... Royal Enfield Bullet..... guy can dream, can't he?

Motorcycles and mountains, like sailboats and water, natural mates......

To live and die without once riding a powerful motorcycle along the spine of a mighty continental mountain range is to not really live at all.
 

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A little over a year ago I passed through that area and enjoyed a couple hours soaking at Pagossa Springs. Great hot springs! The train from Silverton to Durango is a beautiful ride too.
 

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I will be passing through Cimarron on my way to NASSIR-2. I'll be crossing NM on route 64 and thinking of doing the Enchanted Circle,,,,,,,, Rt. 38 , depending on my time. Then on to the Grand Canyon (North Rim) and up to Utah.

I did the Million Dollar last year and recommend it to all.
 

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Yep, 64 goes right thru Cimarron...When are you going Winger? We will be there next summer June and July. The enchanted circle is a very pretty ride.
 

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Cousin Jack wrote:
Motorcycles and mountains, go together..... like sailboats and water.......

To live and die without once riding a powerful motorcycle along the spine of a mighty continental mountain range is to not really live at all.

Well said Cousin!

Last week we rode Hwy 20 on the way back from Grande Coulee to Vancouver.

It was one of those days that we were tottally in the groove and in tune with the mountain road. Every turn seemed to set up perfectly with the next one. It was awesome, could have run that one allll day.
 

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The bride and I rode from the Dallas area to NW Oklahoma to visit friends and then took off to Northern New Mexico. We did the Hwy 64 and "Magic Circle", and on over as far as Shiprock, NM. Then went north to Mesa Verde (that's got some good twisties, too), and then on up to Telluride to Rifle to Hwy 24 thru Leadville to Salida to Hwy 64 again to I25 to Hwy 120 and Hwy39 to Hwy 469 to I40 to Amarillo and back home to Dallas area. Didn't keep up with the mileage, just grinned a lot while doing those mountain highways. Sure hated to come back to the DFW area and 100 degree heat after being in the cool of the mountains...Cousin Jack is correct about riding in the mountains. There isn't anything like it...well on a bike, anyways!
 
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