On my west coast trip I stopped at Madrid NM and was told by a local that this was a must ride. He was right. Its a 14 mile road that takes you to the top of a local mountain. The only way off is to turn around and come back down. The road is a lot of tight twisties and real fun. It smelled great! In the 14 miles you climb 10K feet to an elevation of 10621 ft. 23 miles south of Madrid on Hwy 14 or 3 miles north of I-40 on Hwy 14 is the entrance to the byway. The top is at coordinates are N 35 12.632' W 106 26.958' . The pictures will tell you how beautiful it is. Nothing else for me to say.
I purchased a 2005 Harley Davidson 883 Low Sportster (Effie) in FEB 05 and I travel all over the country with it. In 2005 we travelled 25K miles to 34 states. 42K miles in 2006 (48 states, 9 Canada provinces). I was the winner of the 2006 ABC's of Touring an annual competition held by Harley Owners Group. The first person (and so far the only person) to win it solely using a Sportster. I slacked off in 2007 with only 21K miles (21 states). 2008 had more pleasure trips only 19K miles, only 14 states and 1 Canada province. The purchase of this motorcycle has changed my life. These are the st... full info
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