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    An early Spring Run to the South West - Tripus Interuptus!

    Freya all loaded Saturday night, all I had to do was back the Ridgeline up to the trailer in the garage and hook up. On the road at 0545, next stop Alamosa CO.
    It was snowing lightly in Spearfish when I departed but once South of the Black Hills in Wyoming it was fine.

    Sunrise South of Lusk.


    The big snow here last week still has some snow on the ground in Southern WY and Northern Colorado.





    Once South of Denver the Rockies were beautiful and the traffic was light heading South.







    All was going really well, making great time and 20 mpg while towing as I approached Salida CO.

    Then........







    Ridgeline 1 Deer 0!

    No injuries to me, no airbag deployment, my friend Kip drove up from Alamosa and retrieved Freya, the trailer, and me.

    I am recovering from the stress with the aid of



    Jamesons and fresh Peanut Butter Cookies.

    Heading South in the morning, may ride, may have to trailer to Santa Fe due to predicted snow in the passes. Will make the call in the morning.
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    Oh, that sucks! Glad to hear the deer was the only injury, but what an abrupt end to an adventure!

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    That does suck! Better tucked inside the Ridgeline than on the bike. Good luck getting the vehicle back to original shape, I've been through that a couple times now. Hopefully you find some good riding to take your mind off things.

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    Congratulations on bagging your first deer of the year! May it be your last.
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    Glad you're ok, John. Good luck with the repairs. That's a lot of damage!
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    That will put a damper on a trip in a hurry. Glad to hear you are ok sir.

    Anyone surprised that the airbags did not deploy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by langoptc View Post
    That will put a damper on a trip in a hurry. Glad to hear you are ok sir.

    Anyone surprised that the airbags did not deploy?
    The deer in Iowa are big and air bags normally do not go off with a deer strike.
    There's not enough deceleration.
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    Good thing you were in a truck instead of on the bike.
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    All has worked out.

    Monday:
    We are in Silver City NM this evening. Today was a moving day but NM 152 from Truth or Consequences West to Silver City made all the Slab Miles on I-25 worthwhile!

    I can't post the Relive video from my Tablet like I can from my laptop but here is the link to today's travels.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/vrqDQedBkwv

    We are heading to Chiricahua National Monument tomorrow morning, then to Tucson and likely on to the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument where we hope to camp.

    Spotwalla link here: https://new.spotwalla.com/trip/25e6-2e5186f-ca14/view

    Tuesday (today):

    Silver City to Tucson today. Raining in Tucson a little bit tonight. Snowed on Mt Lemon and the hills East of Oro Valley.

    Today's run and a few pictures: https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPrLLjDYq

    Wednesday we will see how the weather sorts out. Looks like we may head to Organ Pipe for some desert camping, but the wind may put a kink in that plan.
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    Keep'em coming, John!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigjohnsd View Post

    Silver City to Tucson today. Raining in Tucson a little bit tonight. Snowed on Mt Lemon and the hills East of Oro Valley.

    Today's run and a few pictures: https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPrLLjDYq

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    Looks like main street is back to gravel. It was chip-seal when we were there in 92.
    Oct 1992 SW Trip_0005.jpg
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    Day 2 Silver City to Tucson. Raining in Tucson a little bit tonight. Snowed on Mt Lemon and the hills East of Oro Valley.

    Today's run: https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPrLLjDYq
    Day 3 Tucson to Organ Pipe National Monument via Nogales.

    A great dirt run along the border.

    A fast run to Organ Pipe.

    A cold night in the tent.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/vevWpGYXXGO

    A 200 mile ride to breakfast in Wickenburg.v
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    From Wickenburg our plan was to ride to Prescott, spend the night then ride through Sedona, over to Verde, then to Payson and back to our Tucson base. Weather was cold and snowy in Prescott and in general up in Northern AZ.
    FrankieD left for Vegas up US 60 toward Kingman, we left headed East on 60, around Phoenix on the 101 and 202 back onto 60 and then back to Tucson. Tomorrow is a day off the bikes.

    Having lunch with an old friend and looking at some airplanes.
    Saturday is TBD.
    Sunday a ride with the AZBeemer Group. More tomorrow.
    Relive failed to generate today, they should fix it tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Looks like main street is back to gravel. It was chip-seal when we were there in 92.
    Oct 1992 SW Trip_0005.jpg
    Coincidentally, an old time photo of OldTime Photos!
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    Today, Saturday, we left Tucson Base a little before 0800 bound for Coronado National Monument.. Mostly Slab to get there then a great ride along the border and then up to Sonoita for lunch.
    after lunch at the Cantina we Headed North on AZ 83 for a bit before taking to the dirt on AZ62 to the West and through another canyon coming out at Sahuarita. We then slabbed It back to Tucson Base.

    Today's ride and pictures are here:

    https://www.relive.cc/view/v8qkj95ExK6










    You can see the Border Wall heading to the East.










    Tomorrow we have a big loop ride planned from Tucson Northeast to Superior then a rendezvous with the AZBeemer group from Phoenix, then up to Show Low for lunch, West to Payson, where we will head South back towards Tucson on AZ 188.



    Monday we plan to ride up the dirt to the top of MT Lemon and back down the paved side.

    Tuesday, Kip and I will head back to Alamosa.
    Last edited by bigjohnsd; 03-28-2021 at 12:29 AM.
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