In 2000 a major fire burned the Los Alamos NM area, here is a link that gives the details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_Grande_Fire Since most of the areas is 7000 feet plus recovery is a long term process. We decided to take a ride into a portion of the area and see what it looks like today. I started from Albuquerque and had about a 2 hour ride to get to the meet point--started early for me.. Of course the ride up is great Met up with AtomXRer, DownhillDave, Hunter40 and one more who I missed his screen name--sorry-- All went well Until we noticed that we only had four instead of five..Had to find DD Well I've learned three truths in 45 years of offroad riding, you will fall down, if it can go wrong it will and there is no such thing as a gentleman's ride Proof one A trip to town Three--yes three new tubes later don't expect to find a 21" tube in Los Alamos---so.... Don't ask DownhillDave will have to explain Then the rest of the ride--about 2 hours later.... proof 2 is lacking pictures due to quick actions on the part of the involved parties--but check the "route" you can visularize.... Proof three, there is no such thing as a gentleman's ride--yep that is the route... Single track gets a new meaning... Then it gets a really new meaning..yep that is the trail... Toward the end the trail gets better--huh.. Ahh road.... U-turn time... Nice views... And back out heading to lunch--nearly four and I've still got a 2 hour ride back... Back to the mountain....and home Why I ride..why do you?