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New Mexico nothingness Hwy 285

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10 Responses to New Mexico nothingness Hwy 285

  1. Mark Schumacher says:

    It was like this for about 125 miles, heading to Roswell, NM then to Commerce City , Colorado. Lot of nothing in New Mexico.

    • Cody says:

      I have taken many a road trip across the Southwest, and have always loved that part of the country.

      I also think those ‘bumps’ along the shoulder of the road were (and still are) a fantastic idea, Designed to let you know if you are straying off the highway. I bet there have been millions of lives
      saved when sleepy drivers feel their tires hit those bumps, and it jolts them fully awake and reminds them its time to find a motel for the night.

      • Mark Schumacher says:

        Your right about saving lives, they have saved mine alot from just about every scenario out there. After a million miles, shit happens. They are especially loud in trucks like mine, they get your attention fast.

        Many times we are forced to run, they dont give a damn if your tired or haven’t slept during your break. I’ve learned over the years to tell them were they can stick it.

  2. Katie says:

    Mark, are there any folks living out there along this barren stretch?

  3. Mark Schumacher says:

    Not as far as I could tell Katie, huge ranches with scattered cattle, ranch houses must have been hidden. This road cuts through the middle of the state.

    • Katie says:

      Are these new routes for you Mark since you’re driving for a new company?

      • Mark Schumacher says:

        This particular road I’ve never been on. It came off the I40 headed south into Roswell. If I would have stayed on I40 I would have ran smack into the Texas pan handle. Done that alot.

        Never cut south before, deep into New Mexico.

        Yes, this new company has different routes, it only has 4 trucks, they do things alot differently.

  4. DL. says:

    Reminds me of area northwest of Pecos, Texas into Lovington then toward Carlsbad. From Tumcomcari (spelling?) toward I-40 it is just like that, can’t remember the names of the towns around there, but I know of where you speak. Route 285 I think heads toward Pecos, then Fort Stockton along I-10. Yep, boring. I could never live around there…need either mountains or sea shore. Don’t do flat.

  5. Hal Apeeno says:

    Is that a beaner over yonder, next to the Dollar General?

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