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    Any Interest in GITA 2014?

    What say the NM board?

    Can we do it?

    This was my first one, and it was a blast!

    Gaspin' in the Aspen - MTBR Gathering in Northern NM - October 13-15

    I'm not sure if anyone has the organizational skills of a ssportsman, but I'm sure we limp it along if we put our minds to it.

    Gaspin' in the Aspen | Day 2
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    Here's a "starter."

    GITA: Raven's Ridge-REM & Rio Chama

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    Then there is always the CDT @ Cumbres Pass for day 2!

    CDT picture Thread: Foo & Fam
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    Looks like no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palerider View Post
    Looks like no.
    Thanks for the update, palerider.

    Here's some more Aspens, anyhoo!

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    ...From our trip to Angel Fire this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post
    Thanks for the update, palerider.

    Here's some more Aspens, anyhoo!



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    ...From our trip to Angel Fire this weekend.
    Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post

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    ...From our trip to Angel Fire this weekend.
    Good to see your son hitting Chutes & Ladders. He's gonna be a better ripper than his dad soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte View Post
    Good to see your son hitting Chutes & Ladders. He's gonna be a better ripper than his dad soon!
    That is one fun freegin' trail, thanks Teeg!

    Good to see the crew together out there. Don't be strangers, or stranger than me at least.
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    I would be down for some northern New Mexico aspen riding depending on when.

    I will be up in AF over the 4th of July.

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    Down? What about up? There's plenty of it too!

    I'm thinking closer to the Aspen molting. October - November, probably. Keep in touch!
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    a tear forms. i miss GITA (and NMicans and COdans)

    mostly single track through the aspen though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman View Post
    a tear forms. i miss GITA (and NMicans and COdans)

    mostly single track through the aspen though...
    Wouldn't be the same without YOU, Sporty!
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    When are you doing this? I was at GITA ver 2.0 (I think) and had a blast. I am interested depending on when you do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian View Post
    When are you doing this? I was at GITA ver 2.0 (I think) and had a blast. I am interested depending on when you do it.
    >>>FWD>>> from the Front Range:

    The Rio Chama ride is more scenic than technical, although there are some technical bits thrown in. I'm thinking something along the lines of Rio Chama (Archuleta Drainage) on the first day, since it's a bit of a grind. CDT above Cumbres Pass day two, and then day three we could take a poll between RR/REM, or South Boundary. Both are in pretty close proximity to Chama and require a lengthy shuttle.

    Fall is most definitely what I'd want to shoot for - late September/early October.
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    Interested.... will keep an eye on this thread.
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    Keep me posted on an official date!

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    For those who have chimed in, how does the last week of September work?
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    I x-posted more inquiries on the CO and AZ boards.

    Posting them here for reference:

    PLEASE HELP!! Any interest in a GITA ride?

    Any love for GITA (Gaspen in the Aspens)? - xpost New Mexico
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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    Wanted!!!

    Strong local riders to help lead, and plan logistics. Need good sense of direction, and willingness to identify with verbal and/or written route coordination.

    Experience with various local terrains and mapping preferred, but not mandatory!
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    Last week in Sept sounds cool. Aspens turning by then?

    For some reason, in the "Wanted!!!" post, I automatically replaced "verbal and/or written route coordination" with "verbal and/or written abuse".... Sorry! ;D I'll be trying to ride lots before then, but don't think I'm a man for that job yet....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Last week in Sept sounds cool. Aspens turning by then?

    For some reason, in the "Wanted!!!" post, I automatically replaced "verbal and/or written route coordination" with "verbal and/or written abuse".... Sorry! ;D I'll be trying to ride lots before then, but don't think I'm a man for that job yet....
    I'm not sure, Jerry, but I'd rather not miss them altogether. All the good photos I have are in late September. October is hit or miss, IME.

    I'm good for at least two of the rides, for sure. I just don't know that my knees can handle 3 full days in the saddle. In fact, I'd much rather play sweeper on the others. Happy to help coordinate and facilitate, but leading the pack ain't necessarily my cup of tea either.
    They need to leave the easy riding for the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well.

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