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Old 06-16-2008, 05:14 PM   #286
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More sights



This was the kind of stuff we were hoping for. This is what we'd been trying to get to. To be able to sample it on our last day riding of this Mobius leg is just an appetizer to come back and find more.







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Old 06-16-2008, 05:21 PM   #287
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The cliffs

We took a rest stop at these cliffs. Simply amazing:















This one deserves to be large:

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:24 PM   #288
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Another game of...

Find Francine:



try this zoomed in, look a little further down the road:



She was flying!
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:27 PM   #289
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Stop for the view...



But check out what's ahead:



The narrow road follows that ledge... not somewhere you want to target fixate... I was concerned she was psyching herself out, and just as I'm about to say something encouraging... she takes off.

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:28 PM   #290
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Incredible report Dave and Francine, looks like the trip of a lifetime.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #291
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Confidence

Stands up on the pegs, looks ahead, and solidly cleans the section, and continues on. She was riding like she was on fire.





We've got to figure out a way to bottle that!
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:34 PM   #292
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Signs of civilization?

glyphs?



Cave dwellings?

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Old 06-16-2008, 05:46 PM   #293
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Fears

From previous discussions, I knew that one of LDF's big fears is how she'll handle steep downhill switchbacks on loose terrain, with big dropoffs, and no guardrails.

(I know what you're thinking... what's the big deal? Just do it.) You try and tell that to her. Double dare you.

So we're motoring along, and we pass these two on mountain bikes.



It's a couple, with the guy in the lead. We stop and turn off our engines. They're in the granniest gear, sweating like swine, and have no water.

They pass us, and we can't believe what we've seen.

We start our engines, and continue on. I don't know if it was the distraction, or thinking to ourselves "how the heck did those two ride UP this?" but the next section was... you guessed it: steep downhill switchbacks on loose terrain, with big dropoffs, and no guardrails.







So we get to a flatter section and stop... and I tell her, congratulations, you just conquered your greatest riding fear-factor scenario



I get a blank stare... "what do you mean?"... "you know you just rode through steep downhill switchbacks on loose terrain, with big dropoffs, and no guardrails.???"

She shrugs... "Yeah, I guess I did."
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:54 PM   #294
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But check out what's ahead:



The narrow road follows that ledge... not somewhere you want to target fixate... I was concerned she was psyching herself out, and just as I'm about to say something encouraging... she takes off.

Carefull Dave.....Soon Francine will start planning the ADV rides! She might even invite you along, just for maintainence purposes
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:55 PM   #295
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Lower elevations

We were continuing to drop down...





still, with fantastic views around each turn.





But before long...



We were...

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Carefull Dave.....Soon Francine will start planning the ADV rides! She might even invite you along, just for maintainence purposes
I assure you, Brian... we're already there.

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:00 PM   #297
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There's even water crossings!

to help wash the dust off.



how convenient.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:05 PM   #298
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Taking it in to Albuquerque

A little more dirt...



and then pavement for a bit...

Some kind of big-ass dam or something?



Easy riding:

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:08 PM   #299
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This photo

Cracks me up...

Not because it looks like the poles are smokestacks...



But because of the cattle guard.



(I am both a bad person, and easily amused sometimes).
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:17 PM   #300
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Coincidence,

or sign from above???

Exhibit A:



Exhibit B:



The ancients were keeping a record of how many airplanes flew by. Eh?
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