Sunday Day Trips in Northwest New Mexico

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by papa_j, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. zeroblah

    zeroblah Snot nosed kid

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    Great report Pappa!:clap
    I have several friends in the Alb area, and it makes great sense to me to go down there for a weekend to ride while i have a free place to stay. Do i ever do this? NO! Why? Because im stoopit! Hopefully this will be a year of more exploration for me. I've got a couple of things up my sleeve, and if it all works out ill let you all know this weekend. :evil
  2. papa_j

    papa_j Long timer

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    Good luck and keep us posted.
  3. merickk

    merickk Living Folk Tale

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    I'm sure Gordy would be glad to show ya the lake of fire. :lol3
  4. taosgsr

    taosgsr Been here awhile

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    Pappa, I've been trying to make it down there the last couple of weeks, between the weather and projects it just hasn't happened. I have Wednesday and Thursday open this week if your around, lets go!
  5. papa_j

    papa_j Long timer

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    I wish. That spot where the pictures were taken lead to a slot canyon. From there it looks like there are a couple of different single track paths to follow. Unfortunately I discovered it when I was getting short on time so I couldn't explore further. I kind of stuck to the west edge of the mesa which required a couple of sandy hill climbs to get back out. I think if I could have continued west then north west there would probably be a nice loop.
  6. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    Sorry we couldn't show ya around, I got off work at 7am sat morn so I was done for the day. Lots of skinney ridges like the pic above, unfortunately the quads have turned allot of what used to be single track into freeways, those can be fun too untill you meet up with a razr going he other way :cry

    The best stuff out there (to the north) usally has some sidehill access points where quads wouldn't dare to go :clap
  7. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    You just missed some really fun Single track that heads south, once you get close to the bottom of where you took
    your photo. There is soo much stuff out there, that we seem to find something new almost everytime.

    Try to come down again, soon, cause the conditions are good now. Hopefully I can show you around. :D
  8. velocityjunky

    velocityjunky Been here awhile

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    Dion, Chris,

    We came down last year about this time, and were gettin the itch again. conditions are good? hows buckman? Alcalde?(which we didnt hit last time)

    in need of green chile, strong margs, and desert singletrack!
    Oh and I got myself a Beta 350 that needs to get as many hours on it as possible!
  9. Brainless_1

    Brainless_1 Loose Nut!

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    MMMMMMMMM Beta 350! :clap
  10. Brainless_1

    Brainless_1 Loose Nut!

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  11. velocityjunky

    velocityjunky Been here awhile

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    it is quite the bike
    and probably the best 4 stroke as a transition from my 2 strokes, revs nice, gets flighty if you want to slide it around, turns like crazy......but it finds traction ANYWHERE
    im loving it so far
  12. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Don't know about conditions at Buckman or Alcalde. There was still alot of snow there a couple of weeks ago.
    I assume the north side slopes should still be covered, however it should be melting pretty quickly within the next
    week. Let us know when you can make it.
  13. papa_j

    papa_j Long timer

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    DirtDad and RideFreak. Thanks. Hopefully I can get down there again in the next six weeks. I will try to make it so I can ride sunday.
  14. papa_j

    papa_j Long timer

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    Tomorrow is going to be muddy fellas.
  15. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    I was at the dunes today and the sand looked perfect. Everything that wasn't sand or slickrock was mucky as all getout though. I would have ridden since I had my bike and gear with me but forgot to put the fill plug back in my bike after changing the oil this AM. Thats what I get for working on my bike in the AM, sober. :rofl

    Looks like I'll be doing some trans flushes tonight. :lol3
  16. papa_j

    papa_j Long timer

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    Sun Light!
  17. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    I'm heading to the dunes right now. I'll likely be on the big turn track on the other side of the hill from that big wide whooped out hill climb near the road.
  18. Dozer Dillon

    Dozer Dillon Been here awhile

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    Matt Wiz, Mexican Willie ( John Kennedy) and I just got back from 3 days of riding in Santa Fe area. We rode Buckman on Thursday afternoon, Happy Valley (i.e. Alcalde or Espanola) on Friday and Southern Blvd. West of rio Rancho on Saturday. We had a little snow on the ground on Thursday and Fridays ride, but nothing we could not get through and ride. Saturday we hit the desert terrain and whoops. A little rain at the end of our ride. Great time as always, plus we managed to hit 4 different Brew Pubs. Blue Corn in Santa Fe and Nexus, Turtle Mountain and Marble Brewery in Albuquerque. Will see if Matt can post a few pics.
  19. papa_j

    papa_j Long timer

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    Ok. It can start raining again.
  20. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    How was the dez up there? We got a good rain yesterday and rode the west side of Abq today. Every once in awhile we get lucky and the stars align, the sand gets almost like clay, nice traction, front tire sticks, wheelies out of the corners, today was one of those days. :clap