ADV Opinions on Albuquerque, NM

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by plusone, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

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    Hope you like balloons

    Didn't get squat for snow on the north end of Rio Rancho, but I had to clean about two inches off my truck in the city this morning when I got off work.

    Someone is always riding here, with the extra moisture it should be really nice.
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  2. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    My main hobbies are motorcycling and single track mountain biking. ABQ is a wonderful place to live for that, and you get to do it (in different places, depending on the season) pretty much year round with some week to two week long exceptions (today is such a day, we received 3" of snow in the foothills of ABQ this morning). The climate is generally good, but high winds are becoming more and more of a problem over the last several years. Climate change? :shrug all I know is it's really windy a lot more than it used to be. Spring time is the absolute worst with about two solid months of high winds nearly every day. Drives me crazy every year. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with the climate, and it will be an improvement over Denver.
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  3. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    I would love to show you around, however I will not be in town on Saturday. If you plan on coming out here again
    shoot me a pm. :D
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  4. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    Thanks DirtDad
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  5. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    Ok, so I have been reading about a riding area just West of Rio Rancho. The plan is to head that way on Sat (3/2/2013) for my first taste of NM riding. I will be on a white/blue DR350 with Colorado plates. If anyone is interested in meeting up shoot me a PM or post up. I generally ride at a moderate pace and can handle technical trails. Thanks
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  6. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    That's this stuff:
    http://youtu.be/vGJp8016N3g?hd=1

    http://youtu.be/wh0foL4QESQ?hd=1

    Really fun area, but I was thankful to have a local guide. Bring a GPS with a backtrack function if you're solo. All those canyons looks the same.
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  7. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    I'll be in Moab or I'd give ya the 10 cent tour :D You'll like it if you don't mind sand.
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  8. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    If I'm around I'll try to meet you out there. My 2T could use a workout. Post up the time in this thread. Disclaimer: moderate pace it the best you will get from me.
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  9. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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  10. hook0924

    hook0924 Been here awhile

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    Good riding all around NNM, the many spots are CDR(SF) Rowe(SF) Buckman(SF) Alcalde(SF) Cow Creek(SF) ,and Rio Rathole(Abq) Cedro(Abq)
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  11. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    I would be interested in riding on Sunday, let me know when you get your schedule finalized......:deal

    Selaznog is waaay faster than me---(just sayin') :lol3
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  12. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I have a Raga Gas Gas for you to ride on Sunday at San Yisdro and I will be your minder. How about an afternoon ride on Saturday if you have to work? Or Saturday morning?
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  13. plusone

    plusone Been here awhile

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    Was that directed at me or Magoo?
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  14. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Once you get over the ridge it warms up pretty quick,
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  15. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Very true. Once you start heading down the ridge towards the Rio Puerco, it alway warms up. The mesa behind Rio Rancho is always windy
    and cold! Was out there a few days ago. The sand is not that bad, it
    could be worse. And the whoops are a little tame because of the winds.

    Have a good ride. :D
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  16. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    Anybody know if the snow reached the southern area? :ear. Conditions could get very nice.
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  17. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Steve, we didn't get any snow. Windy as hell out here right now, I'll bet the sand is smooth.
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  18. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    Well, life is in the way of a morning ride for me. If you want company in the afternoon, I could make it out there by about 12:30.
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  19. AKASY

    AKASY Noob

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    :ear
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  20. selaznog

    selaznog Avoiding pavement

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    I'm game if you are.
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