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Re: Lowlander Dirtbag Ride - Sunday March 22, 2020

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:40 pm
by AndyS
Based on my reading of today's (19 March) Public Health Order from the NM Department of Health, I am cancelling this ride. Stay healthy everyone!

Re: Lowlander Dirtbag Ride - Sunday March 22, 2020

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:00 am
by RJMirabal
:eek:

Wow! Looks great. Almost enough to make me rent a RZR and join you all. Have a good time, anyway.

:lol: :roll: :wink:

Lowlander Dirtbag Ride - Sunday March 22, 2020

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:27 am
by SandyBallard
Andy Sinclair has organized a dirt ride down near Socorro. Thanks Andy!

It may still be snowy and muddy up in the mountains, but at low elevations the conditions are great for hitting the dirt. This ride takes in some fine Socorro-county brush-steppe and desert scenery in two parts.

On Sunday March 22, 2020, meet up at Escondida Lake https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B007'17.7%22N+106%C2%B053'21.4%22W/@34.1215833,-106.8910034,648m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d34.1215774!4d-106.8892694.
Meet at 9:45 am, kickstands up at 10:00 am. Remember to bring water and snacks.

For those wishing to ride down from Albuquerque, a group will meet up at Isleta Travel Center
https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B056'47.7%22N+106%C2%B039'46.7%22W/@34.9465833,-106.6635194,160m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d34.9465843!4d-106.6629683.
Meet at 8:15 am, and depart at 8:30 am. The group will stop at the Phillips 66 in Lemitar to top up fuel tanks.

The first part of the ride is a loop on the Quebradas Backcountry Byway, Hwy 380, and Bosquecito Road.
https://goo.gl/maps/BN2w9s9U5PokooVXA

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The second part, for those who want more dirt, is out and back on Johnson Hill Road. No particular destination in mind. But going as far as shown on this map goes through a neat canyon:
https://goo.gl/maps/8gmX6Np4xkrCW8uE9

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Notes on the roads:
- Quebradas BB is well maintained.
- Bosquecito is sandy. Not really deep sand. But not not sand. Folks who want to bypass this could take I-25 back to Escondida.
- Johnson Hill Road is a little adventurous. But since we're riding out & back, if you see something you don't like, it's no problem to turn around.

Andy Sinclair
sinclaj@gmail.com