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The American Legion Legacy Run

Indianapolis - Louisville
August 18-23, 2009

Riding for the children of fallen heroes.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, Tucumcari, NM to Gallup, NM

Commander Conatser addressed our Riders meeting at 7:00 am at the Elks Lodge in Tucumcari.

We rode out in 57 degree temperature, overcast skies. The New Mexico roads leave a lot to be desired but the New Mexico law enforcement gives new meaning to 'police support'. Two motorcycle state police rode with us across the entire state!

As we rode across Albuquerque law enforcement blocked every entrance to I 40 so we rode through town the only ones on the road! When we arrived at Post 99 for lunch, it looked like a New Mexico State Trooper/Albuquerque Police convention! As you can see from the picture, they had plenty of officers to help block traffic.

Post 99 greeted us cheerfully and fed us royally! The food and hospitality were wonderful. Here are pictures of the greeters and the Commander.

Once we got out of Albuquerque, we had a 2 troopers with us all the way to Gallup. They even blocked traffic so if we had road construction and went down to 1 lane, there was no traffic coming up behind us to impede our lane change.

Riders Right Hand Salute to New Mexico!!

We rode into Gallup around 4:30, checked into the Best Western, gassed up, I'm doing this Blog, then I'm going to bed EARLY!
Tomorrow we posse up at 4:30 am with kick stands up at 5:30 am for the ride through the mountains down to Tempe. We will arrive at 12:30 - early enough to miss the hottest part of the day.

I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of the ride - it has been such a pleasure riding with all these wonderful Legion Riders from all over the United States. I close tonight with miscellaneous pics of the riders preparing to leave our first gas stop today - - just relaxing on or around their bikes - you can see there is quite a mixture of Riders!

Signing off: Flamingo Tina from Gallup, NM

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