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    BME Angel Fire stages comments

    What does everyone think of the stages for Angel Fire?

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    Looks legit.

    Hope I have a chance to ride the South Boundary trail on Friday, I never have. From Angel Fire, how long would that take with shuttle and everything?
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    Coming down from Denver, never ridden this area, would the locals suggest pre-ride Friday on South Boundary or hit the resort to pre-ride Sunday stages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahColorado View Post
    Looks legit.

    Hope I have a chance to ride the South Boundary trail on Friday, I never have. From Angel Fire, how long would that take with shuttle and everything?
    From Angel Fire you will have some ***** climbs. Might as well just put in at Garcia Park. You can climb up the dirt road or just drive up.

    Here is my buddies Strava from our ride starting from the Angel Fire side:
    Mountain Bike Ride Profile | South Boundary Trail, mixed group near Taos | Times and Records | Strava

    We had some slower riders and waited a bit more than we wanted to, but it should give you an idea at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledder View Post
    Coming down from Denver, never ridden this area, would the locals suggest pre-ride Friday on South Boundary or hit the resort to pre-ride Sunday stages?
    I think the Angel Fire courses will be more challenging, I say hit the chairs.
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    Probably going to have nix the 29 for this... lots of gravity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmyers View Post
    What does everyone think of the stages for Angel Fire?
    They have chosen the most fun routes down the Mountain in Angel Fire. Boulder Dash is a bunch of berms and tables. The hardest track will be World Cup, which is where Stage 4 starts.
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    Thanks Calhoun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Probably going to have nix the 29 for this... lots of gravity.
    Good call. It would be fun for the first day, but I think it would get overwhelmed quick on the second day.
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    So I can't quite figure out day 1. Will we be climbing on a dirt road? Is the stage 1 race on a trail? Thanks. Buck, coming from Flagstaff.....

    Oh ya, any idea where to camp? I think I am sleeping in the bed of the PU someplace close...

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    ahhh, just watched a youtube south boundary trail.

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    Who wants to ride south boundry tomorrow?

    Im looking for a group. I have a truck and can help shuttling. I don't know the route...
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    this is going to be a blast!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    From Angel Fire you will have some ***** climbs. Might as well just put in at Garcia Park. You can climb up the dirt road or just drive up.
    Yeah, I meant that we'll shuttle. I'm just curious how far from Angelfire this is, and how long the shuttle takes. If we were gonna shuttle ourselves, would we leave one car in Taos and drive one up to Garcia Park?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckholz View Post
    Oh ya, any idea where to camp? I think I am sleeping in the bed of the PU someplace close...
    I'm coming down from Denver and was going to try and camp near by as well, looks like Eagle Nest might have decent spots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledder View Post
    I'm coming down from Denver and was going to try and camp near by as well, looks like Eagle Nest might have decent spots?
    looks like there is a ton of camping all around the area as far as I can tell. I heard it may be possible to set up shop in the parking lot too

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    Re: BME Angel Fire stages comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Good call. It would be fun for the first day, but I think it would get overwhelmed quick on the second day.
    Curious: why do you say the 29er would get overwhelmed? Not looking to start a debate, but I was going to use a 140mm 29er instead of my 150mm 26. My theory is that I'll appreciate the stability at bike park speeds.

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    BME Angel Fire stages comments

    A big group of the guys I ride with went out to angelfire a few weeks back. They all brought bikes and anyone without a DH bike ended up renting. You can do the lift sections on anything but all the DH guys just soaked the gnar up and kept going while the 4-6in travel bikes got left.

    It's like a $100 a day plus $20 insurance fee iirc and you get a fully decked DH bike. Small price to pay for some serious hardware.

    I hope you guys have fun either way.

    The guys were just blown away when they got back. They said one day there on the right bike showed them things they didn't learn from years of riding.

    My two cents

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    I've never been to Angel Fire, but I am coming down for the race.

    From the courses, it looks like the first day is 5 miles of climbing followed by 5 miles of descent, and Sunday is all lift-assisted.

    I have a Giant Faith, old but good, with a Boxxer, dual chainrings and low gears, I've ridden it on The Enchilada in Moab and thought it worked fine. I also have a Trek Slash, 160mm bike made for "Enduros".

    It looks to me like I might as well suffer up the ONE climb with the Faith and be better equipped for Sunday. Does anyone familiar with the courses have a comment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    Curious: why do you say the 29er would get overwhelmed? Not looking to start a debate, but I was going to use a 140mm 29er instead of my 150mm 26. My theory is that I'll appreciate the stability at bike park speeds.

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    I ride with Mr. Hazard and know that he would be faster on his SX Trail compared to his Hobgoblin. I am sure there are some 29ers that would slay the courses. Just don't think that a 100mm travel bike is one of them.
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    Re: BME Angel Fire stages comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    I ride with Mr. Hazard and know that he would be faster on his SX Trail compared to his Hobgoblin. I am sure there are some 29ers that would slay the courses. Just don't think that a 100mm travel bike is one of them.
    I figured this was the case... so it's a matter of choosing travel/suspension/geo, not wheel size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoPaul View Post
    Who wants to ride south boundry tomorrow?

    Im looking for a group. I have a truck and can help shuttling. I don't know the route...
    pchen@live.com
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    I wish I could ride this one with you Paul. My plan was to race all these this year, stupid money and job stuff. Kippers is down in that area tomorrow shoot him a call ( text me if you Dont have his number) I know he said he had some folks that he was pre riding stuff with. Good luck at the race!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    I figured this was the case... so it's a matter of choosing travel/suspension/geo, not wheel size.

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    I'd agree with that.

    Calhoun speaks the truth: there's some chunk on a couple of those runs that will really slow down a shorter travel bike. Have to say I'm really torn on this. IF my 29er were 140 in the rear, I'd try it for sure (its 140 front, 100 rear). But there's no way it would hold speed through some of the rocky stuff.

    So I'll suffer through Saturday, and try to pin it on Sunday
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    Me thinks the better rider is more important than the better bike........

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    True, if there were a better version of myself I could sub in, that'd be great.
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