Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦  (Read 36712 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1020 on: August 03, 2020, 06:21:34 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1021 on: August 03, 2020, 06:21:50 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1022 on: August 03, 2020, 06:22:08 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1023 on: August 03, 2020, 06:22:25 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1024 on: August 03, 2020, 06:22:50 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1025 on: August 03, 2020, 06:23:10 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1026 on: August 03, 2020, 06:23:30 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1027 on: August 03, 2020, 06:23:47 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1028 on: August 03, 2020, 06:26:49 pm »
Day 60 Cont'd









After completing the Chaco Culture tour, I rode back out the same way I came in as there's no routes through the National Park.  It started raining heavily once I was back on pavement towards Bloomfield, New Mexico, the cool rain felt great after all the heat.

This would be my last day/night in New Mexico, so it was time to celebrate.  I decided on a meal fit for a caveman, BBQ, Beer, and a Cream Soda for dessert!
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 06:30:26 pm by big oil »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1029 on: August 03, 2020, 06:29:27 pm »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1030 on: August 03, 2020, 06:31:51 pm »
That completes my time in New Mexico.  Next up, another fabulous area of the USA, southwestern Colorado. 

To be continued.
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline Crankshaft

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 765
  • Thanked: 80 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1031 on: August 03, 2020, 06:51:29 pm »
Thank you for the awesome ride report, time and effort you put in for us non US citizens that can only dream to travel the roads and beautiful landscapes of the US of A :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Looking forward to the next one.
KDX 200, YFZ 450, YZ 250F, YZ 450F, WR 450F, R1200GS LC, R1200GS ADV LC, 2nd R1200GS ADV LC
Current: WR 450F & KTM 1290 Sup Adv R
 
The following users thanked this post: big oil

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1032 on: August 04, 2020, 06:45:50 am »
Thank you for the awesome ride report, time and effort you put in for us non US citizens that can only dream to travel the roads and beautiful landscapes of the US of A :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Looking forward to the next one.

My pleasure, Crankshaft, it's the least I can do in return for the excellent RR's I read here that provide me with dreams of riding South Africa and Namibia.

I have a long ways to go to finish this report, next up, I gained some comfortable cool temperatures to obtain some much needed rest n relaxation in, along with a couple of climbs that the locals told me should only be attempted on light dirt bikes.  I had to show em' how it's done  >:D :ricky:
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline Crankshaft

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 765
  • Thanked: 80 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1033 on: August 04, 2020, 07:10:30 am »
Thank you for the awesome ride report, time and effort you put in for us non US citizens that can only dream to travel the roads and beautiful landscapes of the US of A :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Looking forward to the next one.

My pleasure, Crankshaft, it's the least I can do in return for the excellent RR's I read here that provide me with dreams of riding South Africa and Namibia.

I have a long ways to go to finish this report, next up, I gained some comfortable cool temperatures to obtain some much needed rest n relaxation in, along with a couple of climbs that the locals told me should only be attempted on light dirt bikes.  I had to show em' how it's done  >:D :ricky:
:laughing4: :thumleft: :ricky:
KDX 200, YFZ 450, YZ 250F, YZ 450F, WR 450F, R1200GS LC, R1200GS ADV LC, 2nd R1200GS ADV LC
Current: WR 450F & KTM 1290 Sup Adv R
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1034 on: August 04, 2020, 01:28:40 pm »
Entry 23- Rocky Mountain High
Star date - 17 July 2018
Distance:  112 Miles
Day:  61






« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 01:29:50 pm by big oil »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1035 on: August 04, 2020, 10:14:58 pm »
I awoke 17 July 18, excited, no, not morning wood excited, excited to head north to be in cold temps for a change.  The previous couple of months had been spent in 90-120F and I was sick of it. 

Although I'd felt like I'd ridden through hell with the temps, it was a bittersweet feeling to be leaving beautiful New Mexico.  I can't wait to get back, but I learned my lesson, never ever ever will I enter the state during the summer months.  It's simply no way to live for a polar bear like myself.



Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1036 on: August 04, 2020, 10:23:39 pm »
Colorado, here I come, for some Rocky Mountain High, not just from the elevation, also high from some good ol' Colorado homegrown Mary Jane! 






He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Coming home to a place he'd never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away
On the road and hanging by a song
But the string's already broken and he doesn't really care
It keeps changing fast and it don't last for long

But the Colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye
Rocky mountain high (Colorado)

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say that he got crazy once and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept his memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it raining fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land

And the Colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
I know he'd be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly

Rocky mountain high
It's Colorado rocky mountain high
I've seen it rainin' fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire and everybody's high
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high
Rocky mountain high
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 10:26:00 pm by big oil »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1037 on: August 04, 2020, 10:42:19 pm »



I would be riding U.S. 550 aka 'Million Dollar Highway', one of the most dangerous roads in our country though also one of the most challenging and picturesque roadways to ride.

Why is it called 'Million Dollar Highway'?  The story goes that there was at least a million dollars worth of gold ore mixed in when the road was built. 
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1038 on: August 04, 2020, 10:45:06 pm »
South of Durango though North of the New Mexico border, the mountains begin getting taller and taller.  These mountains are part of the San Juan mountain range.

« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 10:47:33 pm by big oil »
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎
 

Offline big oil

  • R&P No posting
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: USA
  • Posts: 3,938
  • Thanked: 353 times
Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
« Reply #1039 on: August 04, 2020, 10:49:43 pm »





In southwest Colorado, US Highway 550 between Durango and Ouray, high in the San Juan Mountains, is more often called the “Million Dollar Highway.”


Consistently voted as one of the top ten scenic highways in the United States, the 70-mile Million Dollar Highway twists and turns through the mountains, providing visitors with breathtaking views of the San Juan Mountain Range and the Uncompahgre Gorge, as well as numerous opportunities to stop or turn off to visit places such as the Victorian-age mining towns of Durango, Silverton, and Ouray; the Red Mountain Mining District ghost towns of Red Mountain City and Ironton, ride a narrow gauge railroad, hike miles of trails, and ride a jeep over America’s highest backroads.
Prepare yourself for four more years 😎