I didn't think ANYONE would ever find Nowhere New Mexico.
We were lucky in Arizona. We just got the wind. No rain when we were there. Nice photos.
We found it!
If you guys ever find yourself roaming west of Albuquerque, route 117 south through El Mapais is a good bike road. We only got hit with rain a couple of times, and generally it was light and passed quickly as per usual out west.
On that last stretch to Show Low however, man that was bad. We could see the storm, and myself and my buddy from Chicago voted to just sit tight at the gas station and wait a half hour, figuring we'd dodge it. The others however, were worried about getting to the hotel and finding some dinner so we got out-voted and just said alright, whatever dudes... Yeah... we hit it, haha. Sad thing is, we ended up just ordering pizzas anyway, nobody wanted to go out after getting drenched. There was nowhere to even pull over really, and its desolate out there, so really the only choice was to just hunker down and push ahead figuring we'd find the other side. We did, but it took about 15 minutes of riding in sideways rain... I should mention there were huge lighting bolts hitting all around as well. Again, nowhere to hide though, no shelter... At least the tires would have ground out my body as it was charred well done, lol.
This year's trip is back through Utah reversing most of that route, then across Nevada to Mammoth California. Through Yosemite and over to the coast highway in Morro Bay, where we'll ride that north and check out Monterrey and Pebble Beach, then over the Golden Gate and over to Napa wine country, then cut back to Lake Tahoe and head back east. We'll drop slightly south into Lake Powell again, then do Monument Valley on the way back to Moab Utah and home to Denver. My buddy is planning to ride his Harley Ultra out here a few weeks before and park it in my garage, then fly back out for the trip so he can do it on his own scoot... I'll be sure to take a zillion pics!