This really was our Honeymoon, got married at Winding Stairs campground on the Talimena Dr by a CMA minister, said thanks and goodby to friends and family, ate BBQ at WildHorse Mountain BBQ in Sallisaw(required eating if you are anywhere close)rode home to Olive and grabbed our clothes and headed west. Out of Boise City Ok we visited Black Mesa, highest point in OK. West from there, ran out of pavement, rode multiple miles on dirt road until we got back to US 64, suggest you delete this part of trip. Great vista and wildlife viewing to Raton, NM. Beautiful ride from Raton to Red River, NM and over to Chamas. You never go wrong on scenery in CO. Visited stepdaughter in Farmington and then on to 4 Corners. If you are ever in the area always goto 4 Corners. Went to Cortez and then to Mesa Verda, Indian clift swelling ruins-another don't miss spot. After this it was time to head home. Must have impressed Red, she is still with me and we have ridden 125000 miles together since the May 2003' trip.
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I've done the Dry Cimmaron Scenic Byway (in NM west of the OK border) and it was 17 miles of gravel and washboard. Never again! My Road Glide lost her headlights later on in the trip and unless you are a dual sport rider I wouldn't recommend it.The Enchanted Circle(Taos)The Four Corners Area and even the Oklahoma Panhandle are awesome rides.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM
With an overloaded touring-style bike you would have to be crazy to take this 17-mile stretch. There are plenty of beautiful sights to see without wiping out on this. It is like marbles on an ice rink. This is not a "dirt road" this is a high-crowned road with gravel of various sizes that layer both sides of the road down to a sand-filled ravine that is is lined with yucca plants. I know, in slow motion, I went down, hit the sand and stopped! I could have been much worse.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM