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post #121 of 161 Old 10-01-2019, 12:04 PM
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Getting close.

Just to be sure I'm on the same page:

Booked at Alpine for 11th and 12th
Booked at Pinetop for 13th and maybe on the 14th.

Bring a Harley rider with me, pending him receiving permission from his parole officer.

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Thanks to AK for your ride report.

Yes Roland you're set to join all of us in Alpine and a few in Pinetop. I'm in Iowa this week but will return in plenty of time to get ready for the ride.
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Got the Sargent seat for the XR on Saturday. Havnt had a chance to ride it yet. Wind was blowing this weekend, gusts in western Colorado were in the 50's and 60's.. I dont ride in conditions like that!

I worked yesterday and this morning. The wind is blowing again this afternoon.. looks like its nap time!

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Cold weather gear gonna be a must. Weatherman predicting 36 F here on Friday morning. Ahh, fall weather.

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Cold weather gear gonna be a must. Weatherman predicting 36 F here on Friday morning. Ahh, fall weather.
We had our first hard freeze warning in the area last night. It was 35 here at the house this morning.

Yea, I'll be packing that warm stuff as well.

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You can see what the temperatures are on the target roads here:

https://www.ventusky.com/?p=33.458;-...9&l=feel&w=off
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Just did 3 passes of US-191 this past weekend.
Since I was there in August, the mine has re-routed the road from the western ridge of the mine to down into the mine itself. Beautiful new pavement with nice sweeping corners. However, zoned for 25MPH and lots of mine workers looking on. So probably not a good idea to take full advantage of that new pavement.
One downside, is the mine vista overlook is now gone. The one with the monstrous mine truck wheel and tire. So, no pictures with big wheel and no magnificent view of the mine and the goings on. Bummer for you guys who haven't been here before.
The pavement between the northern end of the mine and mile marker 181 is still disintegrating and leaving little piles of pea gravel. Not a lot, but keep you eyes open on this section. Rest of the road in excellent shape. Some fall color starting on the aspen trees.
30 degrees in the morning in Alpine. Had problems starting my bike, but that's another thread.
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Thanks for the update Brian. I'm flying back from Iowa today and will check with the motel tomorrow to get a head count on attendees. I'll give the Bear Wallow restaurant a heads up on our group probably eating a few meals there.


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This place has good pizza / pasta -
https://foxfireatalpineaz.com/foxfire-menu/

BTW, it's turkey hunting season in Arizona. So you GT riders, be sure you don't get mistaken for the real thing.
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Low will be 21 low Thursday, warmer by Friday. Dress warm.
But it will warm up fast if we go towards New Mexico first.

Sunday morning breakfast to Hannigan Meadow will require KSU by 9AM, otherwise, we can sleep in and stay in Alpine for breakfast or brunch. Butcher Hollow serves until 10:45
We need to let them know in advance whats the plan.
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