OK so I have to admit I did watch Wild Hogs when it was released and I’ve watched it every year before our big bike rides, am I ashamed of this?, No!
I appreciate the premise and at some level must admit that I am motivated by the pure freedom riding my motorcycle around the country, much like the characters in the movie. To take this to its natural end today my ride will pass through Madrid NM on my way to Albuquerque.
The direct route from Amarillo to Albuquerque would be I-40, that’s it, just I-40, how much more simple could it be? I of course did not take a 40… I opted to take I-27 south to HW 60 west
and at Ft Sumner 84 to Santa Rosa. At this point I jumped on I-40 west then took 285 North at Cline’s Corner and some no name rd over to SR14 through Madrid and onto Ceader Crest to I-40 and then onto Albuquerque. Whew….(i’m sure that’s a run on sentence but oh well)
Unfortunately I didn’t spend much time around Madrid since the skies were blackening and this area is prone to flash flooding but I will say the town looked interesting and really appeared to be more of an art area that a biker hang out.
Well on to Albuquerque and spending some time with Laurel, Briaun, and the family. It’s always great to see everybody and we had a great time.