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      04-06-2012 09:33 PM #176
      I 100% change my opinion on New Mexico, I figured out what the issue was - People travel through this place or just not from this area are the ones I met on the side of the road.

      Everyone I have met in ABQ on the street and from the Internet have been so warm and welcoming. It is nice to see smiling faces attached to hugs and handshakes.

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      04-07-2012 07:50 AM #177
      Good to hear!

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      04-07-2012 10:46 AM #178
      Motel 6 at Alameda in ABQ, NM. lol


      more pics on the way, i forgot to put my memory card in yesterday. Standby.
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      04-07-2012 10:50 AM #179
      This was just before entering ABQ.


      ...yes, i'm in the rear of a pickup. Long story starting with 35mph head winds and ending in snow.
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      04-07-2012 11:27 PM #180
      I told Polo to go pee, this was his response.
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      04-08-2012 04:12 PM #181

      Happy Easter

      ..the song says it all
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      04-08-2012 04:38 PM #182
      an earlier video. Easter morning
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      04-08-2012 11:27 PM #183
      Part 3, Decided to head to Colorado first. It will be a long climb.

      View Bicycling directions to Colorado Springs, CO in a larger map

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      04-09-2012 09:22 AM #184
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Happy Easter

      ..the song says it all
      Indeed!

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      an earlier video. Easter morning
      Ahh Polo being shy

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      Part 3, Decided to head to Colorado first. It will be a long climb.
      Long climb is an understatement! I wish you luck! Be safe out there

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      04-09-2012 10:59 PM #185
      Quote Originally Posted by skydaman View Post
      Indeed!


      Long climb is an understatement! I wish you luck! Be safe out there
      Up to 7000 feet and climbing. Thank God for the new wide 34t gear.
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      04-09-2012 11:02 PM #186
      These are pics on route from ABQ to Santa Fe along 528 and I-25. Yep, I can cycle on the interstate. Honestly, way nicer then the B roads.... but less views- John suggest the climb up the B roads may have been to tough on my body.

















      Sorry that I did not turn the images.
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      04-09-2012 11:05 PM #187
      these are from Saturday, Thank You John!!! For showing me New Mexico. Some people are "stuck" in their home town, I can tell you are just "in love" with yours.
















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    14. 04-10-2012 06:24 AM #189
      You sneaky little bastard! Thought you said "ah, just got your arm in th pic" lol.

      Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure meeting up with you. Wish there had been more time in NM but untill we meet again-keep on pedaling bud!

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      04-10-2012 09:48 PM #190
      Today has been a work of more miracles! Polo and I are in Las Vegas, NM. 100 miles from the most grueling part of getting out of NM- Raton. Barely any sleep last night. Made riding impossible today. I was Graced with meeting 2 Samaritans in Pecos, NM. I was out of gusto. They carried us to Las Vegas and dinner. Still trying to find a free spot to camp. Hoping to make it to Colorado Springs for the Jazz festival. Might be possible if i can get some freaking sleep. Oh and it is raining outside.
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      04-11-2012 01:25 PM #191
      Sorry I missed you last night homie. Im out of here. Leave Sunday for boot. Good luck on your journey! We will be in touch again after I finish mine!

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      04-11-2012 02:06 PM #192
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCgreene View Post
      Sorry I missed you last night homie. Im out of here. Leave Sunday for boot. Good luck on your journey! We will be in touch again after I finish mine!
      i will be calling you.

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      04-11-2012 02:38 PM #193
      Quote Originally Posted by BHCgreene View Post
      Sorry I missed you last night homie. Im out of here. Leave Sunday for boot. Good luck on your journey! We will be in touch again after I finish mine!
      Whoa! You are going in the military now? What branch are you going into, I'm assumin Navy since you said boot, but what rating are you going to be? This is the same matt green that was in HRdubs right?! Add me on FB https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1050743364

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      04-11-2012 10:55 PM #194
      Congrats man your killing it. I wish I still lived in abq I would have put u and polo up our chihuahuas could have hung out and i could have tuned up your bike. Good luck on the raton pass its pretty rough but Colorado is so pretty it'll be worth it. Keep it going!

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      04-12-2012 07:35 AM #195
      Quote Originally Posted by Steveo989 View Post
      Whoa! You are going in the military now? What branch are you going into, I'm assumin Navy since you said boot, but what rating are you going to be? This is the same matt green that was in HRdubs right?! Add me on FB https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1050743364
      I said boot because I'm not military and don't know who says what. I heard boot. Like it better than basic... So I called it boot. 35n signals intelligence in the army. Same matt greene. But skinnier and stronger No Facebook

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      04-13-2012 10:14 AM #196
      Currently in Trinidad, Colorado.

      Here are some pics from the last few days. We climbed the Raton Pass, and it was brutal to cycle darn near vertical for 8 miles. We passed 2 semis which slowed during the climb.
































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      04-13-2012 10:51 AM #197
      3rd Destination: Tacoma Washington Link- http://g.co/maps/eaqh5
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      04-13-2012 11:10 AM #198
      Depending on snow levels you should dip down from Bend OR and check out Crater Lake. I'll just leave these pics here.





      and what the road to there looks like

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      04-13-2012 12:41 PM #199
      Will do! Crater Lake added.
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    25. 04-13-2012 05:31 PM #200
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      will do! Crater lake added.
      but did dey beat richard!?!?!?!?

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      04-13-2012 09:47 PM #201
      Awesome dude!!!

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      04-13-2012 11:05 PM #202
      Quote Originally Posted by Abstract_99 View Post
      but did dey beat richard!?!?!?!?
      haaaaaaaaaaaaa
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      04-14-2012 08:53 PM #203
      Made it to Colorado Springs. Now we have to find a spot to lay low for the on coming weather. Boulder over 1000 miles away. got to button down for the day.

      in other news:
      So when you cross the Pikes Peak Intl Raceway sign, everyone becomes a racecar driver. Colorado Springs must be the Subaru/Rally/S2000/Drift capitol of the world. I saw a huge dust cloud for miles today, then I finally get close to it and all I see is Subarus rallying with a few Mitsus thrown in. it was pretty cool. Then I get passed repeatedly on the interstate by multiple S2000's. Even an E36 that obviously is no longer running BMW drive train. Tons of Nissan 240s wide-body.
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      04-17-2012 12:09 PM #204
      Yesterday, Colorado Springs to Boulder 102 miles. Stopped at house I saw a hotrod hanging out of garage, The guys came out and handed me a beer. We talked automotive chit for 2 hours. It was amazing to find out they were NASCAR Crew Chiefs. One guy was so impressed by my adventure he asked if he could do anything for me, did I want to rummage through his house or sleep with his daughter? LOL!
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      04-17-2012 12:39 PM #205
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Yesterday, Colorado Springs to Boulder 102 miles. Stopped at house I saw a hotrod hanging out of garage, The guys came out and handed me a beer. We talked automotive chit for 2 hours. It was amazing to find out they were NASCAR Crew Chiefs. One guy was so impressed by my adventure he asked if he could do anything for me, did I want to rummage through his house or sleep with his daughter? LOL!
      lol congrats! Get some good beer while your out there and enjoy the biggest cycling centric culture outside China!

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      04-17-2012 06:11 PM #206
      Welcome to Colorado!!!
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      04-17-2012 09:24 PM #207
      Quote Originally Posted by woodrowstar View Post
      Will do! Crater Lake added.
      Crater Lake is Awesome, it is a must see. I really want to go back to ride up to the rim and then ride around the entire lake.

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      04-17-2012 10:44 PM #208
      Am I the only one who sees the same little dog in many of these pictures?


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      04-18-2012 01:36 AM #209
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Am I the only one who sees the same little dog in many of these pictures?
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      Haaaa. Thank you very much. I see the next task of making it West across Colorado to be a trying one both the bike and I.
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      04-18-2012 09:41 AM #210
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Am I the only one who sees the same little dog in many of these pictures?
      Yeah, that's Polo! The most bitchin, well-behaved dog this side of the mississ.......... oh wait......
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