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Title: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on April 20, 2021, 11:32:06 AM
I am planning on riding / attending... :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Rebochi on April 20, 2021, 02:46:56 PM
  Positively maybe , depending on how well my Un-retirement goes.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tkelly on April 20, 2021, 04:07:19 PM
Wanted to go last year,hopefully this year.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on April 20, 2021, 08:39:52 PM
I want to go but I am currently looking at a conflict. I will most likely do the Broken Arrow rally, but I haven't seen anything yet.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 07:28:27 AM
Wanted to go last year,hopefully this year.

Lots of riders in the Southwest wanted to go last year, but unfortunately - ruined most of 2020 for many of us, aka, "The Lost Year..."  Now, many of us have been vaccinated, so the flood gates are open! :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: SmithSwede on April 21, 2021, 09:28:23 AM
I really want to go.   I say that every year and it never seems to happen.   We’ll see
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 09:34:04 AM
I really want to go.   I say that every year and it never seems to happen.   We’ll see

It's really a fun gathering...A few images from past rallies... :thumb: :boozing: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 12:13:04 PM
Guzzi-Mania....on the vast and beautiful plains of St. Augustin... :thumb: :cool: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: kingoffleece on April 21, 2021, 12:27:33 PM
We are moving to PHX in the next 12 months-next year!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 01:47:40 PM
We are moving to PHX in the next 12 months-next year!

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on April 21, 2021, 04:39:53 PM
Planning on going. Will stay at the Largo motel. Might do a trip to Hannigan meadow for a night on the return.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on April 21, 2021, 05:49:18 PM
On my radar.  Looking at this then Lake Henshaw after the National.  Then the big bike goes to the Pacific Moto Guzzi Refuge in Kona for "road surfing" sessions.  That's the plan for now.  🤙🤙🤙
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: redhawk47 on April 21, 2021, 06:27:09 PM
I am making plans to attend. Will try to bring some other too.
Dan
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on April 21, 2021, 08:16:45 PM
I’d like to.  Anyone else from Colorado?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: SmithSwede on April 21, 2021, 08:32:21 PM
JJ.  Thanks for posting the inspiring photos.  Looks good to me
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on April 21, 2021, 09:34:32 PM
I’d like to.  Anyone else from Colorado?

I have been going to this rally for years. Didn't make it in 2020 due to -. 
However, there are riders coming from: AZ, TX, UT, CO, CA, NM, and many other states. 
Usually draws 75+ riders from these states and more... :thumb: :wink: :smiley: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Dharma Bum on April 24, 2021, 11:24:46 AM
I'm going to try this year. Haven't been able to get there for the last four years.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Dave Swanson on April 24, 2021, 01:48:08 PM
I have it penciled in.  It is 1400 miles from home, but hopefully I will be riding in the general vicinity around then. 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: kmartin on May 05, 2021, 02:43:14 PM
I was planning to go last year from SoCal, I'm going to try from San Antonio this year.  Wish me luck

Keith
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 05, 2021, 03:09:45 PM
I was planning to go last year from SoCal, I'm going to try from San Antonio this year.  Wish me luck

Keith

GOOD LUCK...and I will buy you an adult beverage if you show up! 

Only 800+ miles..."Piece of Cake!"  :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Alfetta on May 05, 2021, 05:23:49 PM
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: SmithSwede on May 05, 2021, 07:13:40 PM
Have you ever been to Cedar Vale?  Come on down this weekend and see what you’ve been missing !
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on May 05, 2021, 07:23:15 PM
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???

The only real way to explain is to got to the National Rally in Keene, NH then during that weekend go over to Laconia then back to Keene. 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: travelingbyguzzi on May 05, 2021, 08:32:21 PM
It on my list. Another rider here (near Seattle)has expressed an interest interest, so you might, maybe, see us there.
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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 05, 2021, 08:49:19 PM
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???

The roads, landscape, and riding in Datil, New Mexico is stunning... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow:

I am sure the landscape and scenery in Cedar Vale is equally as nice, although the last time I passed through Kansas was on my way to Vail / Aspen, CO to go skiing...and I was only 18. 

There is something alluring and magically about the wide open spaces of the Midwest and Southwest... :bow: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Gliderjohn on May 06, 2021, 06:43:32 AM
From Alfetta:
Quote
OK...  I'm new to the MG world, but i have to ask..
what's up with your rally locations ????

Datil NM = population of 24
Cedar Vale KS = population of 600

what the crap am i missing ???

Guess it is what you are looking for or may be what you do not know you are missing. Latest nightclub or hot restaurant, nope. Beautiful and impressive scenery (Datil) and solitude, wide open skies and a more subtle scenery but still beautiful (Cedar Vale).
Cedar Vale area is where you can ride 20 miles and not meet another vehicle but if you break down someone(s) will come out of nowhere and offer any assistance they can, probably feed you and give you a beer. As a first time visiter to the KS Flinthills from Tokyo once said. "I sat on a hilltop and wept in joy from the wonderful solitude and inner peace."
GliderJohn
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Travlr on May 06, 2021, 08:26:02 AM
I'm thinking of taking the rv this year.  That way I can stay at the rally site and not have to ride back and forth from Quemado.

Mike
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 06, 2021, 08:47:16 AM
I'm thinking of taking the rv this year.  That way I can stay at the rally site and not have to ride back and forth from Quemado.

Mike

Remember...half the battle is won by just showing up!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on May 06, 2021, 10:56:52 AM
Do we need to make reservations at the campground now?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 06, 2021, 02:10:29 PM
Do we need to make reservations at the campground now?

No for the campground...but if want to stay in one of the 8 motel rooms on the property, YES! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 10, 2021, 09:29:06 PM
*** Monday BUMP!! *** Only 90 days from now!! :bow: :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 15, 2021, 09:39:50 AM
The beautiful "Plains of St. Augustin"...*** BUMP!! *** - - Coming soon in mid-August!!


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: oldbike54 on May 15, 2021, 07:24:39 PM
 The answer is probably "we are too ugly for LA and too dumb for NY"

 Shamelessly borrowed from Phil and Brent , the creators of Roy D Mercer .  :laugh:

 Dusty
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on May 16, 2021, 10:02:15 PM
I was toying with the idea of wandering along west US60 (since it's just down the way from my house) for this year's road trip (in addition to the Cavalier, ND Ride-In :thumb:). This sounds perfect! Likely will take the Kawasaki. Haven't yet stretched her legs on a meaningful road trip since purchased.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 17, 2021, 08:17:16 AM
I was toying with the idea of wandering along west US60 (since it's just down the way from my house) for this year's road trip (in addition to the Cavalier, ND Ride-In :thumb:). This sounds perfect! Likely will take the Kawasaki. Haven't yet stretched her legs on a meaningful road trip since purchased.

It does not matter WHAT you ride...as long as you just SHOW UP!  It's a really FUN gathering! :thumb: :bow: :cool:


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Can you imagine the crap I had to listen to the first year that I showed up on my Victory Vision?!? :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on May 17, 2021, 12:27:53 PM
Point taken....I'm sure I can't begin to imagine the comments.:whip2: (I always thought the aesthetics of the Vision were an excellent touring bike interpretation. Heck, now I could even take the F6B if I wanted to! :grin:)
Thanks for posting the rally details.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 17, 2021, 04:46:52 PM
I called today and all rooms at the luxurious Eagle's Nest Campground in Datil are BOOKED for Aug. 19th and 20th............so BIKE CAMPING it is!  :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on May 17, 2021, 09:38:35 PM
What’s the name of the campground again?  I wouldn’t want to be shut out there too.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 17, 2021, 09:49:50 PM
What’s the name of the campground again?  I wouldn’t want to be shut out there too.

You won't be shut out..as the Eagle's Nest Campground is quite huge...No worries if you are camping. 

The Motel only has 8 rooms...and they sell out every year quickly. 

This is the group from 2019..."CAMP VORTEX!!"


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 19, 2021, 07:15:15 AM
"HUMP-DAY"...*** BUMP!! ***  New bike camping gear coming from REI...all set to GO now in August! :thumb: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on May 19, 2021, 07:19:13 PM
Snagged a room at the Largo. FWIW, the lady there mentioned that an energy company doing work in that area may still be using 12 of their 20 rooms. If you're a non-camping woose like me, you may want act sooner than later. Quemado seemed a better choice than Magdalena for (paved) riding options.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 19, 2021, 07:51:22 PM
Snagged a room at the Largo. FWIW, the lady there mentioned that an energy company doing work in that area may still be using 12 of their 20 rooms. If you're a non-camping woose like me, you may want act sooner than later. Quemado seemed a better choice than Magdalena for (paved) riding options.

The luxurious LARGO Motel & Cafe...always a Big Hit! :thumb: :wink: :cool: :boozing: :bow: :smiley:  The food at the cafe is good, also!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on May 19, 2021, 09:18:38 PM
Just got a room at the Largo motel for the rally. If you’re not camping , then make your reservation soon . Not much else around there. It fills up with workers and hunters. Good cafe. Premium gas across the street. Datil only has 86 octane. Go figure!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 20, 2021, 08:23:34 AM
Just got a room at the Largo motel for the rally. If you’re not camping , then make your reservation soon . Not much else around there. It fills up with workers and hunters. Good cafe. Premium gas across the street. Datil only has 86 octane. Go figure!

More images from "The LARGO Motel & Cafe..."...in scenic and historic Quemado!! :thumb: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tkelly on May 20, 2021, 11:00:45 AM
Gotta get there!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 21, 2021, 07:31:57 AM
The T.G.I.F. - - - - *** BUMP!! *** :thumb: :cool: :boozing:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 22, 2021, 08:17:15 AM
Saturday morning...*** BUMP!! *** :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 23, 2021, 05:57:12 PM
The Motel at the Eagles Nest Campground booked?   :shocked:
The Largo Motel filling up quickly?   :rolleyes:
The same for High Country Lodge in Magdalena (the other direction from Datil....) :huh:

Not a problem...bike camping gear secured and ready to go!! :wink: :thumb: :cool:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 25, 2021, 06:48:45 AM
Because of - and last year was a total BUST, I predict this year there will be 75+ Guzzi's riding to this event. :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :bow: 

Many people have now been fully vaccinated, and want to get on with their lives, as the clock is ticking... :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 29, 2021, 08:33:29 AM
The page 3 Memorial Day Weekend....*** BUMP!! ***  :wink: :grin: :laugh: :shocked: :rolleyes: :huh:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on May 29, 2021, 04:43:43 PM
Seriously looking at going to this.  Can't all the time off that I wanted for the National. :tongue:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 29, 2021, 05:40:44 PM
Seriously looking at going to this.  Can't all the time off that I wanted for the National. :tongue:

Hi Tom - Since last year was a TOTAL BUST, this year, there will be at least 3-4 of us bike camping from Vortex-Land, and I suspect another 3-4 riding up from the Phoenix area... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on May 30, 2021, 12:28:18 AM
I'll be with Richard & Fay Thibideau.   :thumb: 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on May 30, 2021, 07:06:49 AM
I'll be with Richard & Fay Thibideau.   :thumb:

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 04, 2021, 09:18:14 PM
The June 4th *** BUMP ***  :thumb: :thumb: :boozing: :boozing: :cool: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on June 12, 2021, 04:47:10 PM
I will be there  :thumb:

I'm sorry to correct you, JJ but the "Eagles Nest" is in Magdalena, not Datil.
The signs are very nearly identical but the rally is at the Eagle RV Park and Campground.

Pie Town has at least one cafe open and serving breakfast.  The Pie-O-Neer is closed for the moment but a recent notice made it sound like their re-opening is imminent.
No masking or distancing is required for the Eagle store, restaurant, or campground.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner at this time.
There are motels in Magdalena and Socorro for those interested in that sort of accommodations.
Unfortunately, the VLA remains closed.
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: ITSec on June 15, 2021, 01:37:01 PM
I will probably not attend, but there's a slim chance.

If I do go, it will likely be a ride out on Saturday for dinner and then overnight at the Largo, and back on Sunday. 600 miles each way, not too bad.

And if I do go, it will almost certainly be on a bike that no one would ever expect to see me ride...
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on June 16, 2021, 01:41:21 AM
I will probably not attend, but there's a slim chance.

If I do go, it will likely be a ride out on Saturday for dinner and then overnight at the Largo, and back on Sunday. 600 miles each way, not too bad.

And if I do go, it will almost certainly be on a bike that no one would ever expect to see me ride...


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: blackbuell on June 16, 2021, 06:31:23 PM
Probably Won't attend the rally, but I will be traveling to Datil tomorrow and Plan to camp there for the next 3 days. This is my old stomping grounds. Will camp at the BLM campground; great place, one of my favorites, have camped there many times. Some of you rally attendees might consider staying there

Jon
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 19, 2021, 09:53:41 AM
I will be there  :thumb:

I'm sorry to correct you, JJ but the "Eagles Nest" is in Magdalena, not Datil.
The signs are very nearly identical but the rally is at the Eagle RV Park and Campground.

Pie Town has at least one cafe open and serving breakfast.  The Pie-O-Neer is closed for the moment but a recent notice made it sound like their re-opening is imminent.
No masking or distancing is required for the Eagle store, restaurant, or campground.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner at this time.
There are motels in Magdalena and Socorro for those interested in that sort of accommodations.
Unfortunately, the VLA remains closed.
Looking forward to it!

Noted and THANKS twowings!  Don't forget the Largo Motel in Quemado, also. :thumb: :cool: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Travlr on June 20, 2021, 09:41:10 PM
It looks like there will be a nice collection of vintage iron staying at The Largo Motel in Quemado.  A CX100, a LeMans 1000, a LeMans 5 and an R90S so far.  Maybe we can put together some sort of vintage lunch or vintage ride on Sat.

Mike
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on June 22, 2021, 03:40:54 PM
Just wanted to mention there is a federal campground called Datil Well about 5 minutes away from the Eagle Campground with a nice hiking trail
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 23, 2021, 05:31:59 PM
Just wanted to mention there is a federal campground called Datil Well about 5 minutes away from the Eagle Campground with a nice hiking trail

In the past, that is where the Rally was held originally...but there was some issue with the food / beverage permit and the Forest Service, I believe.... :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on June 23, 2021, 08:25:40 PM
...can't find a Michelin Road 5 GT (rear, 190/55ZR17) anywhere online/in town. Not a show stopper, just find it strange that their "latest and greatest" for heavier sport tourers are so dear. If this persists, I'll just slap on the non-GT variant a week or so prior to departure.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on June 23, 2021, 08:33:00 PM
I think this might be the size that some Harley owners said was pretty much unobtanium. My 200x60x16 seems to be readily available, i am going to need one in the near future so I may just order one to have it available when needed.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 24, 2021, 08:22:19 AM
Thursday morning *** BUMP *** Datil or BUST - August 19-21 - 2021 :thumb:  :cool: :wink: :smiley:


(https://i.ibb.co/y5s5V82/Screen-Shot-2021-06-24-at-6-19-08-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/y5s5V82)

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: ITSec on June 25, 2021, 04:15:58 PM
It looks like there will be a nice collection of vintage iron staying at The Largo Motel in Quemado.  A CX100, a LeMans 1000, a LeMans 5 and an R90S so far.  Maybe we can put together some sort of vintage lunch or vintage ride on Sat.

Mike

I just got a reservation for Saturday night, I'm working and can't get the Friday off. I will be riding in around supper time, see the final evening at the rally, and then sit around the virtual campfire at the Largo before riding home Sunday.

I don't think my bike qualifies as 'vintage'  :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 25, 2021, 04:26:59 PM
I just got a reservation for Saturday night, I'm working and can't get the Friday off. I will be riding in around supper time, see the final evening at the rally, and then sit around the virtual campfire at the Largo before riding home Sunday.

I don't think my bike qualifies as 'vintage'  :grin:

Hi Tony!  Long time - No chat!   :thumb: :boozing: :cool:  Hope you are well over in Palm Desert! :wink:

Looking forward to catching up with you again!  This year, I'll be there with my Centauro and camping with some fellow riders at the Eagle's Nest Aug. 19-21.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on June 26, 2021, 10:44:30 AM
Hey, ITSec! Hope you can make it, I always look forward to seeing the technical innovations you've applied to your ride!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 27, 2021, 07:44:06 AM
With the slowing of --19...and the opening up of things again....and the fact that many people have already been vaccinated...I predict a record turn-out at Datil , (maybe 70-75 bikes?), this year. :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on June 27, 2021, 09:48:27 AM
Is the campground large enough for that many rides?  Lines at the restrooms can get awkward …
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 27, 2021, 12:34:13 PM
Is the campground large enough for that many rides?  Lines at the restrooms can get awkward …

Yes...plenty of Port-O-John's posted all around the campsite...
Then, they keep one room "OPEN" for the campers for showers, etc....
Then, there is the gas station / general store / restaurant / saloon...
 :thumb: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on June 27, 2021, 01:06:53 PM
I'll be there.  I'm making plans for visitation rights with my Cal 1400Touring.   :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 27, 2021, 01:38:31 PM
I'll be there.  I'm making plans for visitation rights with my Cal 1400Touring.   :grin:

Hi Tom!  Looking forward to meeting you in person. :thumb:  There will be an AZ contingency, (at least 3-4 of us...), camping there Thurs. (8-19) through Sat. (8-20). :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 28, 2021, 08:35:19 AM
Monday morning *** BUMP!! ***

August 19th is also just around the corner!!... :wink: :cool: :boozing: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on June 29, 2021, 04:30:13 PM
Tuesday afternoon...it's the end of June...and it's almost July 1st....

*** BUMP-A-TORIUM!! ***   :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 01, 2021, 08:33:29 AM
July 1st *** BUMP ***  4th of July weekend coming up next!!  :thumb: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 02, 2021, 06:11:42 PM
Happy Independence Day Weekend!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool:


(https://i.ibb.co/YQWKPxv/Screen-Shot-2021-07-02-at-4-10-57-PM.png) (https://ibb.co/YQWKPxv)


Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 04, 2021, 12:56:47 PM
Independence Day *** BUMP ***  :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 05, 2021, 04:42:11 PM
The Monday...post Independence Day Weekend....*** BUMP!! ***

:wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 06, 2021, 09:18:24 PM
*** BUMP *** August 19th...just around the corner!! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on July 06, 2021, 09:22:33 PM
JJ, I know it is a looong haul for you but are you coming by any chance? It was nice to meet and visit with you in Susanville.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 06, 2021, 09:23:39 PM
JJ, I know it is a looong haul for you but are you coming by any chance? It was nice to meet and visit with you in Susanville.
kk

Datil, NM is NOT a long haul for me...and I will be bike camping there Aug. 19th-21st. :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 06, 2021, 09:42:28 PM
Datil, NM is NOT a long haul for me...and I will be bike camping there Aug. 19th-21st. :thumb: :boozing: :cool:

About 300+ miles one way...from Sedona...No problem!


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on July 07, 2021, 08:33:34 AM
I posted in the wrong thread, I meant Broken Arrow in Idaho.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 07, 2021, 01:07:37 PM
I posted in the wrong thread, I meant Broken Arrow in Idaho.
kk

Yes, you are correct...that's a very long ride for me!!... :shocked: :huh: :rolleyes: More than 100+ miles longer than the Susanville, CA ride we just completed!! :huh: :shocked: :rolleyes:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on July 07, 2021, 03:20:39 PM
Gibbonsville is another 828 miles from Susanville.  Very long trip for you.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on July 07, 2021, 04:39:45 PM
Just a reminder that Datil is close to one of JJ's favorite scientific attractions:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 08, 2021, 07:44:10 AM
Just a reminder that Datil is close to one of JJ's favorite scientific attractions:


(https://i.ibb.co/HTZ8kzV/i-z-Nm-GFFK-4-K.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HTZ8kzV)


Yes...not to be confused with the VLA...just down the road from Datil!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:


(https://i.ibb.co/kc7pXT7/Screen-Shot-2021-07-08-at-5-43-06-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/kc7pXT7)
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on July 08, 2021, 01:37:08 PM
Datil is a short sprint into NM from the middle of AZ.  Gibbonsville is a nice ride into ID.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 08, 2021, 05:25:18 PM
Datil is a short sprint into NM from the middle of AZ.  Gibbonsville is a nice ride into ID.

I am really only good for "one long ride" for the year...and the 1,775 mile round trip ride to Susanville, CA was good for me... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: ITSec on July 09, 2021, 05:32:19 PM
I am really only good for "one long ride" for the year...and the 1,775 mile round trip ride to Susanville, CA was good for me... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow: :wink:

I'm using the Datil weekend as a warm-up - it's only 1250 miles in two days.
In September, I'm riding to Lexington to meet a bunch of friends for Saturday dinner. 4200 miles or so over 5 days, there and back.  :bike-037:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on July 09, 2021, 05:46:06 PM
Yes...not to be confused with the VLA...just down the road from Datil!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:


(https://i.ibb.co/kc7pXT7/Screen-Shot-2021-07-08-at-5-43-06-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/kc7pXT7)


The VSA is even closer to Datil  :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 10, 2021, 08:43:59 AM
The VSA is even closer to Datil  :grin:

It appears the Very Small Array is actually located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 11, 2021, 11:17:02 AM
Sunday, July 11th.....*** BUMP!! ***


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 12, 2021, 09:01:54 PM
Monday, July 12th.....*** BUMP ***   :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :smiley: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on July 13, 2021, 07:45:42 PM
I'm in.  Got air tickets.  Got bike & camping gear.  Submitted vacation leave.  Want to go.  Last one is the most important one.  After that everything else falls into place.  🤪
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 13, 2021, 09:43:46 PM
I'm in.  Got air tickets.  Got bike & camping gear.  Submitted vacation leave.  Want to go.  Last one is the most important one.  After that everything else falls into place.  🤪

Looking forward to meeting you, Tom! :thumb: :boozing: :cool:  We will be there, (camping), Aug. 19-21. 

I suspect the afternoon MONSOON rains will be strong this year...(just sayin'...) 

Need to pitch the tent on high ground! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :huh: :huh: :huh: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on July 14, 2021, 12:39:29 AM
I can assure you the monsoon season is in full swing...We've captured 1800 gallons of rainwater in our storage tanks since June 30th...And that's with irrigating the greenhouse AND garden  :cool:

Last Sunday brought a hailstorm that turned the ground white which was followed by a downpour of rain

Bring a rain suit if you plan any afternoon riding  :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 14, 2021, 07:26:34 AM
I can assure you the monsoon season is in full swing...We've captured 1800 gallons of rainwater in our storage tanks since June 30th...And that's with irrigating the greenhouse AND garden  :cool:

Last Sunday brought a hailstorm that turned the ground white which was followed by a downpour of rain

Bring a rain suit if you plan any afternoon riding  :thumb:

Yes, here in Vortex-Land , (aka northern AZ), we have had two (2) good Monsoon "soakers" since July 4th...and more to come!!  I have been in Datil when they have had "Flash Floods!!" 

No complaints though, as the West needs the rain badly this year...Comment on the rain suits NOTED! :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 14, 2021, 09:47:42 PM
"Hump-Day" - - - *** BUMP!! *** :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 15, 2021, 03:08:55 PM
The THURSDAY, "Plains of St. Augusin"    *** BUMP ***


(https://i.ibb.co/qF8jbvR/Screen-Shot-2021-07-15-at-1-07-51-PM.png) (https://ibb.co/qF8jbvR)

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on July 15, 2021, 03:33:46 PM
Eagle Guest Ranch for steaks???  How far from the campground?  :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:  I see that they can cut a ribeye to order.   :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 15, 2021, 04:08:37 PM
Eagle Guest Ranch for steaks???  How far from the campground?  :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:  I see that they can cut a ribeye to order.   :boozing:

The restaurant / saloon are less than 75 yards walking distance from the campground...and yes, the steaks there are sourced locally and are GREAT!! :thumb: :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on July 15, 2021, 04:17:01 PM
Kalbi or a reasonable representation.   :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 17, 2021, 07:51:53 AM
Kalbi or a reasonable representation.   :boozing:

Kalbi.... or "Galbi"-Breath!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on July 17, 2021, 12:45:11 PM
On further thought,  maybe bulgogi ribeye .  Would have to figure out what they have and working with the kitchen. :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 18, 2021, 07:33:26 AM
On further thought,  maybe bulgogi ribeye .  Would have to figure out what they have and working with the kitchen. :boozing: :boozing: :boozing:

A ribeye steak dinner that looks like this would be just fine... :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool:


(https://i.ibb.co/yhhS05h/Screen-Shot-2021-07-18-at-5-32-26-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/yhhS05h)


Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 18, 2021, 09:15:28 PM
Well, Tombo-Rola.... :wink:.....here you go...the STEAK MENU from the Eagles Nest Restaurant / Saloon....


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on July 19, 2021, 12:49:03 PM
I saw that on their website.   :thumb:  I'm going to ask since they cut your ribeye to order and see if they could cut the ribeye to bulgogi slices.  I'll season them for "pupus" and they can cook. 
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 19, 2021, 06:17:46 PM
I saw that on their website.   :thumb:  I'm going to ask since they cut your ribeye to order and see if they could cut the ribeye to bulgogi slices.  I'll season them for "pupus" and they can cook.

Bulgogi in Datil!!  (I love it!) :bow: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: leroysch on July 19, 2021, 07:50:54 PM
I was going over my routing in some detail when this caught my eye on the map:


(https://i.ibb.co/qN11Cwp/Cedar-Vale-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qN11Cwp)


And...thanks to google found this....

https://www.dryheatphotography.com/dry-heat-blog/exploring-the-ghost-town-of-cedarvale-new-mexico

...and, if the article is accurate, the NM town was founded by folks from the KS town.

A must stop...and a small world!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 20, 2021, 08:24:39 AM
I was going over my routing in some detail when this caught my eye on the map:


(https://i.ibb.co/qN11Cwp/Cedar-Vale-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qN11Cwp)


And...thanks to google found this....

https://www.dryheatphotography.com/dry-heat-blog/exploring-the-ghost-town-of-cedarvale-new-mexico

...and, if the article is accurate, the NM town was founded by folks from the KS town.

A must stop...and a small world!

Who knew?!?  ...and a small world indeed! Thanks for sharing... :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on July 20, 2021, 02:12:44 PM
That ribeye looks good but a steak’s not done till there’s A-1.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 20, 2021, 02:19:19 PM
That ribeye looks good but a steak’s not done till there’s A-1.

Yes!!! - - - and I am sure the Eagle's Nest Restaurant / Saloon has a bottle or two of A-1 Sauce!! :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 21, 2021, 07:51:02 AM
Less than a month to go now... :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 22, 2021, 08:17:54 AM
Beautiful, peaceful RIDING......along The Plains of St. Augustin...

:thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


(https://i.ibb.co/f8V47Pg/Screen-Shot-2021-07-22-at-6-16-19-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/f8V47Pg)

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: ITSec on July 23, 2021, 11:57:15 AM
That ribeye looks good but a steak’s not done till there’s A-1.

Actually, once you've tried HP Sauce, you will never use A-1 again!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 23, 2021, 04:41:12 PM
Actually, once you've tried HP Sauce, you will never use A-1 again!

C'mon now...HP Brown Sauce vs. A-1 Sauce...on a steak....let the debate.....BEGIN!!


:laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: LowRyter on July 23, 2021, 04:42:49 PM
Friends don't let friends use steak sauce.  :sad:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on July 23, 2021, 04:44:54 PM
Hmmmph! I did not know that Hewlitt Packard made steak sauce. It might be too crunchy with all those chips in there.  🥩🥩🥩
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 23, 2021, 05:15:42 PM
Hmmmph! I did not know that Hewlitt Packard made steak sauce. It might be too crunchy with all those chips in there.  🥩🥩🥩

C'mon now...FACT CHECK!!  :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:


(https://i.ibb.co/xSQx4bY/Screen-Shot-2021-07-23-at-3-14-51-PM.png) (https://ibb.co/xSQx4bY)
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 25, 2021, 08:43:22 AM
The Sunday, July 25th morning *** BUMP! ***  :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 26, 2021, 07:13:27 AM
Reserve, New Mexico - - just down the road a ways from Datil! 

A nice ride for breakfast or lunch...and yes, there is a gas station there also! :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


(https://i.ibb.co/5xr5Fbf/Screen-Shot-2021-07-26-at-5-11-15-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/5xr5Fbf)
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: LowRyter on July 26, 2021, 07:15:52 AM
Reserve, New Mexico - - just down the road a ways from Datil! 

A nice ride for breakfast or lunch...and yes, there is a gas station there also! :thumb: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


(https://i.ibb.co/5xr5Fbf/Screen-Shot-2021-07-26-at-5-11-15-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/5xr5Fbf)



JJ, how far apart are the gas stations?  Say for a bike that needs a fill for 150 miles tops
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 26, 2021, 09:45:10 AM

JJ, how far apart are the gas stations?  Say for a bike that needs a fill for 150 miles tops

You'll be fine...There is gas in Quemado...gas in Datil...gas in Reserve...gas in Magdelena, etc.  Probably 40-50 miles apart...
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: ITSec on July 26, 2021, 10:21:42 AM
Friends don't let friends use steak sauce.  :sad:

True - but friends make sure you get a GOOD steak!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 26, 2021, 10:52:56 AM
True - but friends make sure you get a GOOD steak!

I have never had a bad steak at the Eagle's Nest Restaurant & Saloon....(just saying...).  Locally sourced beef... :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: LowRyter on July 26, 2021, 01:29:04 PM
You'll be fine...There is gas in Quemado...gas in Datil...gas in Reserve...gas in Magdelena, etc.  Probably 40-50 miles apart...

thanks  :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Bisbee on July 26, 2021, 03:22:38 PM
Several interesting areas to visit during the rally. 1) Socorro - the Mineral museum at the University. 2) La Ventana Arch. Beautiful canyon area. Take some pictures of your bike with this scenery in the background. Take from Quemado, 36 north then 117 to the arch then 40 west then 53 west, 36 south to Quemado. Nice , quiet trip. 3) Mogollon and the Catwalk. Take 32 south from Quemado to 12 thru reserve to 180 south. At Alma 159 to the ghost mining town of Mogollon. I will visit it this year. Also just south take a winding road to the Catwalk. I visited this last year- highly recommended. What a neat old gold mining place winding up the mountain. Park your bike and take a hike.4) If you’re on a long trip then take the Devil’s Highway - 191 - in Arizona from Clifton to Alpine. Maybe stay at Hannigan Meadow. No gas on this stretch so fill up in Clifton. Amazing stretch of road. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 26, 2021, 09:13:30 PM
 :cool: :cool: :cool: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on July 27, 2021, 02:48:57 AM
There's also Quemado Lake south on 32,  the arts and crafts town of Magdalena, The Box canyon in Socorro, the Continental Divide BDR, beautiful Pie Town Road (NM 603), NM 117 thru El Malpais National Monument, the red  cliffs near Thoreau, NM, US 60 from Socorro to Springerville, AZ, the IF store in Datil, and a monument to real courage on the town square in Reserve.  For even more, search on "Only In New Mexico"
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 27, 2021, 06:55:48 AM
There's also Quemado Lake south on 32,  the arts and crafts town of Magdalena, The Box canyon in Socorro, the Continental Divide BDR, beautiful Pie Town Road (NM 603), NM 117 thru El Malpais National Monument, the red  cliffs near Thoreau, NM, US 60 from Socorro to Springerville, AZ, the IF store in Datil, and a monument to real courage on the town square in Reserve.  For even more, search on "Only In New Mexico"

YES!! :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :smiley: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 28, 2021, 11:48:26 AM
Wednesday, July 28th...."HUMP DAY"....*** BUMP!! ***  :thumb: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on July 29, 2021, 01:06:06 AM
See ya when you get here, JJ!
Had a birthday breakfast with Mrs. Twowings in Pie Town at Pie Town Pies (formerly the Gatherin' Place) and it was Mmmmm good! 

Bonus: saw some activity around the Pie-O-Neer, the FOR SALE sign is gone and it looked like re-opening might be imminent   :bow:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 29, 2021, 07:29:31 AM
See ya when you get here, JJ!
Had a birthday breakfast with Mrs. Twowings in Pie Town at Pie Town Pies (formerly the Gatherin' Place) and it was Mmmmm good! 

Bonus: saw some activity around the Pie-O-Neer, the FOR SALE sign is gone and it looked like re-opening might be imminent   :bow:

Thanks, twowings!  Looking forward to catching up with you! :thumb: 

Yes, I hope the Pie-O-Neer opens up again!   We should be at Eagles Nest on Thurs. Aug. 19th between 2-3pm. :cool: :boozing: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 30, 2021, 07:15:56 AM
The July 30th....T.G.I.F....*** BUMP!! ***


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on July 30, 2021, 08:30:33 PM
https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/locations (https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/locations)

https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/ (https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/)
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on July 30, 2021, 08:50:03 PM
https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/locations (https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/locations)

https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/ (https://www.socorronm.org/socorro-film/)

So much interesting history and trivia of that area....THANK YOU, twowings!

:thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 01, 2021, 07:32:37 AM
Sunday, August 1st....*** BUMP!! *** 

(Only 18 days to GO now, before we motor off to Datil!) :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on August 01, 2021, 08:23:54 AM
Does the campground have laundry facilities?  Their website doesn’t say.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: twowings on August 01, 2021, 09:31:09 AM
No public laundry facilities at the Eagle.

This is 35 miles away:

Magdalena Mercantile & Laundromat
1006 1st St, Magdalena, NM 87825
(575) 854-3377
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 01, 2021, 02:23:22 PM
No public laundry facilities at the Eagle.

This is 35 miles away:

Magdalena Mercantile & Laundromat
1006 1st St, Magdalena, NM 87825
(575) 854-3377

"Laundry?!?  We don't need to do any stinkin' laundry!!"   :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

Just FUME AROUND in the beautiful New Mexico fresh air for a few days!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Tom on August 01, 2021, 03:57:39 PM
 :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 01, 2021, 04:42:07 PM
:grin:

But wait a minute...."What's That SMELL?!?" 

"Is it Mr. Stinky-Butt-the-Skunk?!?"  Oh no...it is worse...much, much worse!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: dxhall on August 01, 2021, 05:50:00 PM
I’m thinking Datil doesn’t host many BMW groups.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 01, 2021, 06:01:00 PM
No that's funny. Former BMW owner. There is an annual BMW rally here, I went to one with my Airhead when I first moved here,  I was bored out of my mind. No reflection on the Top of the Rockies Rally, that one was always a good time.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 02, 2021, 09:53:12 AM
No that's funny. Former BMW owner. There is an annual BMW rally here, I went to one with my Airhead when I first moved here,  I was bored out of my mind. No reflection on the Top of the Rockies Rally, that one was always a good time.
kk

Never heard of that BMW rally before...(???) What time of the year do they do it?  Is it still an annual event?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 02, 2021, 11:06:35 AM
It is a Northern Calif Group that puts it on. It is an annual event but they didn't hold it last year due to -. I don't know when it is held exactly. I think sometime in August. I will see if I can find out.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 02, 2021, 11:16:14 AM
It is a Northern Calif Group that puts it on. It is an annual event but they didn't hold it last year due to -. I don't know when it is held exactly. I think sometime in August. I will see if I can find out.
kk

Back in the mid-to-late 1980's, I rode a 1983 BMW R80RT for five years...
I remember the SOCAL BMW club was quite active, and had an annual event in October around Mission Bay in San Diego that I attended for years.  It was a good group of enthusiasts... :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: Moparnut72 on August 02, 2021, 06:01:38 PM
Chamber of Commerce said that they didn't know if it would be held this year. The 2019 rally wasn't well attended. If I hear anything more I will post it.
kk
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 03, 2021, 01:38:43 PM
Chamber of Commerce said that they didn't know if it would be held this year. The 2019 rally wasn't well attended. If I hear anything more I will post it.
kk

Thanks, Moparnut72, and no worries.  I predict the overall  turn-out at Datil this year will be big.  :thumb: :boozing: :cool:   2020 was "The Lost Year" for many of us, but now that things are opening up again, I think many people want to get out and RIDE and attend rallies again. :thumb: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: dxhall on August 03, 2021, 01:51:43 PM
I dunno.  With no laundry facilities…
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 03, 2021, 03:55:51 PM
I dunno.  With no laundry facilities…

:laugh: :grin: :wink: :smiley: :thumb:  I say..."Let the fuming....BEGIN!!" :laugh: :grin: :wink:

Let me introduce you to...."Mr. Stinky-Butt!!"   :laugh: :grin: :wink:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 04, 2021, 01:44:29 PM
C'mon now...The two-wheel train from VORTEX-LAND leaves for the planet DATIL in 15 days!! :wink: :thumb:

*** HUMP-DAY-BUMP!! ***  :boozing: :cool: :cool: :bow:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 04, 2021, 09:01:54 PM
I dunno.  With no laundry facilities…

If this is a dealbreaker, you are welcome to do laundry at my house near Datil...or just be like JJ and me pack baby wipes for a quick whore's bath and keep on having fun! I can't recall anyone ever being Guzzi-shamed for lack of clean laundry...you can even shower at my place in case of being hygiene-challenged...it is a bike rally after all not a job interview
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 05, 2021, 07:23:26 AM
If this is a dealbreaker, you are welcome to do laundry at my house near Datil...or just be like JJ and me pack baby wipes for a quick whore's bath and keep on having fun! I can't recall anyone ever being Guzzi-shamed for lack of clean laundry...you can even shower at my place in case of being hygiene-challenged...it is a bike rally after all not a job interview

I suspect the comment about "I dunno...no laundry facilities..." is just a silly joke! :laugh: :grin: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 05, 2021, 01:07:44 PM
Handwash when you take a shower.  Undies & socks.  Your jeans and tees will have to suffer or you could do like my Uncle who use to organize gambling junkets from Hawaii to Las Vegas.  He'd wear old clothes one way and shop for new while there.  He did as an deductible tax expense.  :shocked:   :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 05, 2021, 01:38:59 PM
Handwash when you take a shower.  Undies & socks.  Your jeans and tees will have to suffer or you could do like my Uncle who use to organize gambling junkets from Hawaii to Las Vegas.  He'd wear old clothes one way and shop for new while there.  He did as an deductible tax expense.  :shocked:   :grin:

You read some of these funny comments and you wonder if anyone ever went CAMPING before...let alone BIKE CAMPING!! :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 05, 2021, 01:54:56 PM
Stuff........George Carlin.    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=george+carlin+stuff&cvid=e2b763156c1b45e0a0690866245bb65e&aqs=edge.0.0l7.5655j0j4&PC=U531&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dgeorge%2bcarlin%2bstuff%26cvid%3de2b763156c1b45e0a0690866245bb65e%26aqs%3dedge.0.0l7.5655j0j4%26FORM%3dANAB01%26PC%3dU531&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=0C9D83F33FC270ECA0790C9D83F33FC270ECA079&FORM=WRVORC
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 06, 2021, 08:49:24 AM
George Carlin is a true classic!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :bow: :bow: :bow: :cool: :cool: :boozing: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 06, 2021, 01:52:28 PM
Some good news:



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*image courtesy Catron County Courier
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 06, 2021, 02:27:13 PM
Some good news:



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*image courtesy Catron County Courier

Great update...and THANKS for sharing!!  We will definitely be stopping there for PIE on the way in to Datil on Thursday afternoon!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 07, 2021, 10:36:22 AM
Saturday, August 7th...*** BUMP-A-ROLA! *** :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 08, 2021, 07:26:28 AM
Just a few more weeks to go Sunday *** BUMP!! *** :wink: :thumb: :cool: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Travlr on August 08, 2021, 08:12:36 AM
The LM 5 is ready to go.  I just mounted some Conti Classic Attack radials.  Much smoother ride and sharper handling than a bias ply.  A number if vintage guys staying in Quemado.  Mike


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Bisbee on August 08, 2021, 03:32:30 PM
Beautiful Lemans. Staying at the world famous Largo Inn. Might ride theK75S but don’t want to be spat upon by the Guzzisti. Glad I’m at the Largo - shower, AC, toilets, clean linen. Can even do laundry in the shower if need be. Hopefully the prevailing wind will be from the west. If it comes from the east, we will catch a distinct biker aroma by Saturday.👃👃👃👃🙊🙊🙊
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Travlr on August 08, 2021, 09:49:10 PM
Beautiful Lemans. Staying at the world famous Largo Inn. Might ride theK75S but don’t want to be spat upon by the Guzzisti. Glad I’m at the Largo - shower, AC, toilets, clean linen. Can even do laundry in the shower if need be. Hopefully the prevailing wind will be from the west. If it comes from the east, we will catch a distinct biker aroma by Saturday.👃👃👃👃🙊🙊🙊

Nothing to worry about.  One of our crew will be on an R90S.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 10, 2021, 01:45:10 PM
9 days to GO...Tues. afternoon August 10th...*** BUMP ***
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 10, 2021, 02:44:22 PM
I'm flying in Tuesday before the rally to PHX.  We should start out on Thurs.  Short ride.  I don't even need a map.   :tongue:  The ex-neighbor will be coming in from Meade, KS area.  He estimates 6 hr. ride for him.  He doesn't need a map either.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 10, 2021, 04:39:21 PM
I'm flying in Tuesday before the rally to PHX.  We should start out on Thurs.  Short ride.  I don't even need a map.   :tongue:  The ex-neighbor will be coming in from Meade, KS area.  He estimates 6 hr. ride for him.  He doesn't need a map either.  :thumb:

See you Thursday afternoon!!  Short ride for us too, under 6 hours...about 316 miles...

Gas stops in Payson...then Show Low...then, onto PIE TOWN...then Datil! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 10, 2021, 04:45:50 PM
Looks like rte 60 out of Apache Junction.  Maybe Globe for lunch.   :food:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 10, 2021, 04:49:41 PM
Looks like rte 60 out of Apache Junction.  Maybe Globe for lunch.   :food:

If you can, ride through SALT RIVER CANYON...well worth the journey by motorcycle on the way to Datil! :thumb: :cool: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 10, 2021, 04:52:04 PM
That's the plan.  Haven't done that ride in a very long time.  Salt River Canyon is the other place in the U.S. where you can hit all the climate zones in a day ride.  The other place would be on the Big Island of Hawaii where I live.  :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: LowRyter on August 10, 2021, 05:47:52 PM
I'm flying in Tuesday before the rally to PHX.  We should start out on Thurs.  Short ride.  I don't even need a map.   :tongue:  The ex-neighbor will be coming in from Meade, KS area.  He estimates 6 hr. ride for him.  He doesn't need a map either.  :thumb:

Meade KS? 600 miles in 6 hrs.  Maybe a map would be OK?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 10, 2021, 05:52:29 PM
Maybe 8hrs.  He said that he would have to check.  Simple routing 54 to 60 to 380 then 60 again.  Don't know but the 54 through TX looks boring.   :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: ITSec on August 10, 2021, 06:33:18 PM
Beautiful Lemans. Staying at the world famous Largo Inn. Might ride theK75S but don’t want to be spat upon by the Guzzisti. Glad I’m at the Largo - shower, AC, toilets, clean linen. Can even do laundry in the shower if need be. Hopefully the prevailing wind will be from the west. If it comes from the east, we will catch a distinct biker aroma by Saturday.👃👃👃👃🙊🙊🙊

Don't worry. They let JJ in riding a Victory Vision, which looks like a bad Buck Rogers epsiode.

I suspect this year, I will be held at the gate and have to walk in...
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: leroysch on August 10, 2021, 07:42:05 PM
One week till departure. Pre-flight begun...

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...and camouflage applied!

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 10, 2021, 09:13:24 PM
Don't worry. They let JJ in riding a Victory Vision, which looks like a bad Buck Rogers epsiode.

I suspect this year, I will be held at the gate and have to walk in...

I think I only rode my Victory Vision (aka "The Great White Whale"), twice since 2014...and I took all the abuse and negative comments I could endure...but alas, this year....I will be riding the legendary 1998 Centauro GT to Datil for 2021....and for the POST-- era of the year...and we will be...for the second time, "Bike Camping" :wink: :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: LowRyter on August 11, 2021, 11:32:07 AM
One week till departure. Pre-flight begun...

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...and camouflage applied!

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You could probably make the ride in 6 hours on that rocket.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 11, 2021, 01:36:45 PM
Aaaaaaah yes...the legendary Kawasaki Ninja!  No problem...Beautiful bike!! :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool:

Now that would be a very cool sport touring mount to ride "In The Wind" for 5-6 hours. 

Smooth, comfortable,  and FAST!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: kmartin on August 11, 2021, 04:51:23 PM
Given my age and the distance I'm travelling (San Antonio) this year, I've decided to stay in Magdalena.  We'll see if this is the smart decision.  I'm looking forward to seeing all you all, especially since I cant really make the Cottonwood trips any more.

Keith
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 11, 2021, 05:32:52 PM
Given my age and the distance I'm travelling (San Antonio) this year, I've decided to stay in Magdalena.  We'll see if this is the smart decision.  I'm looking forward to seeing all you all, especially since I cant really make the Cottonwood trips any more.

Keith

In past years, we have stayed at the "High Country Lodge" in Magdelena...and it's just fine for a couple of nights... :thumb: :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 12, 2021, 07:58:05 AM
The Thursday morning, 7 days to go before lift-out....*** BUMP!! *** :wink: :thumb: :boozing: :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Aldo on August 13, 2021, 08:35:29 AM
Been working with Matt Forslund the last few days on rally preps and getting his trailer loaded with giveaway goodies. I'll be flying back home to Florida tonight, though. Rally is gonna be a blast for those that are able to attend, neat giveaways, including Matt's usual drawing to win a cool Guzzi! He will also be bringing over a few other motorcycles for sale, so worth checking out for those still on the fence!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 13, 2021, 09:41:49 AM
Been working with Matt Forslund the last few days on rally preps and getting his trailer loaded with giveaway goodies. I'll be flying back home to Florida tonight, though. Rally is gonna be a blast for those that are able to attend, neat giveaways, including Matt's usual drawing to win a cool Guzzi! He will also be bringing over a few other motorcycles for sale, so worth checking out for those still on the fence!

Let's see if we can beat the attendance record of 90 back in 2019....

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: dxhall on August 13, 2021, 01:21:31 PM
What’s the tarantula situation in Datil?  No laundry, and now this.  Geez.

https://advrider.com/f/threads/be-wary-of-the-great-tarantula-migration.1514173/#post-42822381
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Bisbee on August 13, 2021, 03:06:58 PM
You stand a greater chance of being terrified by standing next to an unkempt, unwashed, unlaundered Datil camper than a cute little tarantula. They are protected in Arizona, very timid and if you are bitten, then you probably deserved it. Supposedly taste like shrimp - taxonomically related. Shake your boots out in the morning , Scorpions have no pity.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 13, 2021, 04:41:57 PM
QUOTE: 

You stand a greater chance of being terrified by standing next to an unkempt, unwashed, unlaundered Datil camper

No laundry facilities in Datil?!?  WTF?!?  "What's that smell?!?"  :laugh: :grin: :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: dxhall on August 13, 2021, 05:06:47 PM
Maybe I could keep them away by putting a few sweaty t shirts on the ground around my tent.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 13, 2021, 06:42:20 PM
If it helps we can come by and throw beer cans at your tent then pee on it.   :evil:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: dxhall on August 13, 2021, 07:01:04 PM
Best be careful if you do that.  Tarantulas are attracted to exposed flesh.  And they can jump waist high.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 13, 2021, 07:21:40 PM
 :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 13, 2021, 09:58:19 PM
Best be careful if you do that.  Tarantulas are attracted to exposed flesh.  And they can jump waist high.

I'd be much more concerned about an intense afternoon MONSOON, than any tarantula...(just sayin') :thumb: :bow: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 14, 2021, 11:02:36 AM
Rocker's lovely S.O. Red had some poor girl jumping onto a picnic table at the Okie about 10 years back when she picked up a Tarantula and was trying to show the poor girl how docile they are  :laugh:

 TS

Have not seen any Tarantula's this MONSOON season, and usually I see at least one or two in the yard...but have seen a few of the dreaded Tarantula Hawk looking for them!! :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

Worst "STING" in the insect world, Level 6...and you do not want to get stung by one... :shocked: :rolleyes:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 14, 2021, 02:29:48 PM
Richard did a fly-n-ride (Moto buy) and is on his way back to home base.  I'll post a thread on that.  I'm doing some car maintenance and some packing for my fly-n-ride.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 14, 2021, 05:48:10 PM
Richard did a fly-n-ride (Moto buy) and is on his way back to home base.  I'll post a thread on that.  I'm doing some car maintenance and some packing for my fly-n-ride.

 :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: redhawk47 on August 15, 2021, 01:06:37 AM
Friends don't let friends use steak sauce.  :sad:
LIKE!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM this August?
Post by: JJ on August 15, 2021, 07:25:30 AM
LIKE!

While I admit I like a little dab of A-1 or other "sauces", if the steak is cooked properly, you don't need any... :wink:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Bisbee on August 15, 2021, 08:27:55 AM
Ay Caramba ! Not this topic again. While I might eat a fine ribeye sans sauce, most other cuts demand A-1. As an interesting side note, Tabasco was so popular in the 1800’s that Rudyard Kipling wrote that no British field officer’s mess kit was complete without Tabasco sauce. 👍👍👍
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 15, 2021, 08:56:06 AM
On a more positive note...

The weather forecast for next weekend's RALLY looks pretty good...although I do expect a late afternoon MONSOON or two... :laugh: :grin: :wink:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 15, 2021, 04:00:33 PM
We've had nearly 11 inches of rainfall here since July 1st including 3 inches in less than 2 hours one Sunday night. The desert is in bloom with an amazing variety of wildflowers.
Last nights low temp was 50 and the high today is 77.
HTH someone with planning.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 15, 2021, 06:02:46 PM
We've had nearly 11 inches of rainfall here since July 1st including 3 inches in less than 2 hours one Sunday night. The desert is in bloom with an amazing variety of wildflowers.
Last nights low temp was 50 and the high today is 77.
HTH someone with planning.

Thanks, twowings!! :thumb: :thumb:  We have had "above average" rainfall for July this year, here in Vortex-Land.  That is great, because the last two summers were called "The NON-SOON" - aka - no rain whatsoever!  We are forever grateful for the rain this year... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

See you soon in Datil! :boozing: :cool: :bow: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 16, 2021, 08:10:26 AM
*** BUMP!!  *** 3 days to lift off! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :wink: :smiley:

DATIL OR BUST!! :wink: :cool:



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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 16, 2021, 08:54:05 PM
Sadly...it's only Monday evening...am I am already PACKED and ready to Rock & Roll on Thursday morning......

Datil or Bust! :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool: :wink: :smiley:

QUOTE:  "We don't need any stinking backpacks!!"


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 17, 2021, 07:26:21 AM
Tuesday, August 17th...*** BUMP!! *** :laugh: :grin: :wink: :thumb: :cool: :boozing:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 17, 2021, 01:04:28 PM
"FLOG that Yellow Horse....like the Italian MULE that it is!"

40+ mile shakedown ride at highway speeds this morning...just to check the balance and steadiness of the packed gear.   No issues... :thumb:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Bisbee on August 17, 2021, 06:39:53 PM
Lookin good! That beast is ready to rock! Datil weather for the rally is projected to be perfect. Starting to pack up. Can’t wait.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 17, 2021, 08:24:30 PM
Lookin good! That beast is ready to rock! Datil weather for the rally is projected to be perfect. Starting to pack up. Can’t wait.

Weather forecast looks pretty good to me!! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 18, 2021, 07:47:07 AM
Well...enough "hand-wringing and soap-boxing!!"   :rolleyes: :shocked: :huh:

Launch time from Vortex-Land is tomorrow @ 7:30am MST!! :thumb: :smiley: :cool: 

Safe ride everyone and see everyone on the planet Datil! :bow: :thumb: :cool: :wink: :smiley:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on August 18, 2021, 09:36:15 PM
We may leave Friday morning instead.  Weather here in Phoenix.  Heavy rains and flash floods.  East of here highway was shut down.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 19, 2021, 06:45:32 AM
We may leave Friday morning instead.  Weather here in Phoenix.  Heavy rains and flash floods.  East of here highway was shut down.

Clear sailing up here!  I heard Flashing Flooding around the Globe area.  Best to be safe...See you Friday! :thumb: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 19, 2021, 09:39:27 AM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 19, 2021, 10:28:44 AM
we have a Guzzi rider named Wes from Missouri
 stuck in Vaughn, NM at a motel.
He is experiencing dizziness.
Anybody coming from the east who could possibly check in with him?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 19, 2021, 11:54:54 AM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 19, 2021, 11:59:07 AM

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Or, if the Quota is too much bike for you, Matt has thoughtfully provided an ecologically safe alternative  :cool:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 19, 2021, 01:26:09 PM

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There's only one source for fuel here so line up early  :grin:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 20, 2021, 05:19:50 PM

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Still riding after all these years! My heroes  :thumb:
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: ITSec on August 20, 2021, 11:33:56 PM
Heading out in the morning for a quick out-and-back, overnight at Largo - see you soon!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:36:36 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:41:12 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:43:21 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:46:27 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:49:30 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:52:27 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 06:55:29 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: twowings on August 22, 2021, 07:03:50 PM

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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Dharma Bum on August 22, 2021, 07:36:21 PM
What was the attendance this year?
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 22, 2021, 08:53:13 PM
What was the attendance this year?

I think I heard Matt say 89-90, something like that!! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :smiley:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: blackcat on August 22, 2021, 11:03:26 PM
we have a Guzzi rider named Wes from Missouri
 stuck in Vaughn, NM at a motel.
He is experiencing dizziness.
Anybody coming from the east who could possibly check in with him?

I talked to Wes today,he rented a van and got himself and the bike back yesterday.
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: JJ on August 23, 2021, 07:29:10 AM
Great Rally overall...beautiful landscape and sunsets / sunrises...Perfect weather, (no rain this year...), good to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, several from wildguzzi! :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :bow: :smiley: :wink:


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Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: ITSec on September 06, 2021, 07:11:44 PM
Just got back online - as soon as I returned from the NM rally, I headed out the door for two weeks camping in Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs. Life is hard...

I got to Datil at suppertime Saturday, and was gone early Sunday, so I only got to see a few of the gang, but it had all the trappings of a great event!
Title: Re: Who's riding to Datil, NM Aug. 19-22
Post by: Tom on September 06, 2021, 08:12:28 PM
That'll explain why we didn't get to talk.  :grin:  Rich stayed for dinner then left to go back home.