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40 to Phoenix Day 12, Great Photo and Last Post From the Road

Saturday April 8, 2017
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Apr 8, 2017 Sat 6:31 AM MDT Alt: 5135
Miles:579
Start Point:Silver City, NM
End Point:Amarillo, TX


The day started at 6,021 feet and ended at 3,665 feet. The highest altitude was 6,714 feet and the lowest altitude was 3,492 feet.


Click the icons or any point in the track log for more info.

I originally planned to ride another curvy mountain road but I had enough of that yesterday. I decided on fast and straight and left before 6:00AM as I wanted to see the sunrise and needed to get in some miles today. I was rewarded with one of my favorite photos of this trip.

I visited White Sands National Monument then the gravesite of Ham the first chimp in space.

I am staying the same motel we were in last Sunday. I even asked for and received the group rate we had.

The next three days are now just about putting miles behind me until I get home. I plan to eventually post a short 3-5 minutes video of the entire trip that I think everyone will enjoy.

Be safe.

Apr 8, 2017 Sat 9:24 AM MDT Alt: 3979

Apr 8, 2017 Sat 9:25 AM MDT Alt: 3981

Apr 8, 2017 Sat 9:25 AM MDT Alt: 3981

Apr 8, 2017 Sat 9:30 AM MDT Alt: 3989

Apr 8, 2017 Sat 10:13 AM MDT Alt: 4763

40 to Phoenix is a motorcycle ride organized each year by a fellow GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) member. The group starts at Wilmington, NC and travels roughly I-40 to California with a side trip to Mexico.

Phoenix Arizona is the national headquarters of the GWRRA and many riders turn around at that point and return home. Hence the name "40 to Phoenix".

My goal is to write a blog about each day. I also have a phone app that updates my location on a map on this website every 10 minutes or so. Click here to see the map.


You may be interested in the next article, 40 to Phoenix, Wing World Article.

The previous article is 40 to Phoenix Day 11, I Am Done With Curvy Roads for a While.

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