Those are some great pics. Looks like a very fun and colorful trip to say the least. Is the majority of that stretch curvy?
It is very much a twisting, curvy road... from the town of Los Alamos on the north end of the mountain range, to Fenton Lake on the southwest end it's about 60+ miles of nothing but right, left, up, and down scenic road made for motorcycles. At times the CBR250R seems like it's on an amusement park roller coaster ride. There are a couple really fun sections that are best described as sort of like a big sweeping corkscrew turn, more than 200 degrees from entrance to exit. Speed limits along the road range from 35 to 55 mph, so it's perfect for a small displacement sport bike... some tighter corners, where you might only be actually carrying 20-25 mph through the apex, feel absolutely fast at that speed. To me, it's roads like these where the CBR is in its element... top speed means nothing up here, you just can't use it.Those are some great pics. Looks Luke a very fun and colorful trip to say the least. Is the majority of that stretch curvy?
Yeah, for me it's every bit as much about the surroundings on my travels through these Rocky Mountains, as it is about riding high altitude roads.More pictures of the magnificent surroundings than the roads, compared to some of what you have posted on occasions previously, Mike. Obviously you enjoyed being there as much as the ride.
Good to see "Ride Reports" coming up in "Active Topics" now. They are what motorcycling is about to me.
Sounds like that would be a great motorcycle road trip. I'd recommend considering that one for later in the summer, or even better, early fall when the daytime high temps are a lot more tolerable... the desert southwest is pretty brutal this time of year (and for the next few months).Sounds like a ton of fun. Thanks for sharing. It's definitely a place is like to go to should I ever get any riders willing to take a road trip that far. My father, brother, and I have been trying to plan a ride from San Diego or Palm Springs to Carlsbad Cavern what seems like forever now, just can't get schedules to mesh.
Seeing pics like that makes me wanna push the NM trip more.
I agree with you 100%.I can promise you this Michael, that I will never post up any Ride Reports with photos of 500 mile per day, super slab interstate freeways... not my style. When I head out for a ride, I seek out the back roads and the roads less traveled, where you still need to use a good 2/3's of the tire tread despite not riding over aggressively.