I'm from Honolulu and will be in New Mexico at the end of March for a seminar. I will be renting a motocycle (Triumph Tiger SE) from Eagle Rider in Albuquerque between 30 Mar and 2 Apr and I'm wondering where the best places to go for a 2 1/2 day trip given the weather and time of year? I will be traveling alone, and have more than 25 years experience.
I am interested in routes north of Albuquerque (I'm thinking Santa Fe/Taos and Carson Nat. Forest area. However, I'm concerned about the weather. Don't want to run afoul with snow. South would be fine also, but I have not seen too much posted regarding rides down that away. I understand the Gila Nat FOrest is supposed to be nice. How are the roads that away?
Secondly, what are your thoughts on camping vs. hotels? Thanks for your comments