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    Archuleta on Sunday (yeah, again)

    There is an option to the Archuleta ride that I've been contemplating. Rather than the ST, there is a quad trail option that the anglers use to access the upper meadow that adds another 8 miles and about 5 more waterfalls. Not sure of it's condition, but we saw it on Von's GPS last year. There is at least one other person interested in doing this. Anyone from Abq/SF interested in splitting some gas $$$?

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    C'mon peeps!

    delnorte, I know you wanna piece!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    C'mon peeps!

    delnorte, I know you wanna piece!
    I've talked to Greg about it. Sunday is the day I can travel, so I'm 85% in at this point. How early you thinking of leaving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte
    I've talked to Greg about it. Sunday is the day I can travel, so I'm 85% in at this point. How early you thinking of leaving?
    Crash and I will be rolling through SF 'round 7am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    will be rolling through SF 'round 7am.
    What! no burritos from Luis?
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    That's what microwaves are for!

    Tj..I'll have the regular

    Have fun touring the West homeboy! We'll keep things cool on the homefront.

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    We'll do thanks Thanks for dropping the cooler as well...you all have fun,don't piss off the hunters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCC
    We'll do thanks Thanks for dropping the cooler as well...you all have fun,don't piss off the hunters!
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    TJ reminded me to wear something flashy...

    I wonder if knob will let me borrow his sequin jersey?

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    [QUOTE=Mtn. Biker123]There is an option to the Archuleta ride that I've been contemplating. QUOTE]

    Ok, gimme some stats...

    Mileage estimate? Climbing estimate? Hauling bikes over downed trees estimates??? Also, I'm just a lyrca-wearing XC weinie who isn't much into downhilling. Factor that in and let me know if you think I'd have fun.

    I will relay info to my fellow rider and will have an answer some time late Friday about if we're in. This does sound like a fun ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardinLA
    I'm just a lyrca-wearing XC weinie

    You wont be the only one. Think I'll rock the roadie yellow even.

    I'll bring the homebrew.

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    I sure wish Von would chime in on this. It's a rugged XC ride. It's not DH by any means. Think of like SBT without all of the buffed out ST. It's back country. Horse trails, game trails, quad trails...the vista's are to die for. There are some very flowy sections too, you just gotta know when to get on it. Let us know!

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    Man I'd love to check this out this year. I'm pretty busy with school Buuut. I finally got my bike in decent shape. Gotta check with the boss and I'll let Y'all know.

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    Ok, loaded my track up and my memory is a bit dodgier than I thought. I remembered the ride being something like 10 miles. Turns out it was 22. So add in the extra 8 and it'll be nigh on 30. Min elevation is 8700', max is like 10200', so about 2000' of climbing. Not a lot.

    Here's the elevation profile.
    Chama-Archuleta-Gain.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    Ok, loaded my track up and my memory is a bit dodgier than I thought. I remembered the ride being something like 10 miles. Turns out it was 22. So add in the extra 8 and it'll be nigh on 30. Min elevation is 8700', max is like 10200', so about 2000' of climbing. Not a lot.

    Here's the elevation profile.
    Chama-Archuleta-Gain.jpg
    Remember, your going up and down so total elevation has got to be in the VERY high 2000' - mid 3000' range.

    Pat, this is your kinda ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    Ok, loaded my track up and my memory is a bit dodgier than I thought. I remembered the ride being something like 10 miles. Turns out it was 22. So add in the extra 8 and it'll be nigh on 30. Min elevation is 8700', max is like 10200', so about 2000' of climbing. Not a lot.

    Here's the elevation profile.
    Chama-Archuleta-Gain.jpg

    that section @ mile 4 still makes my legs hurt!

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    Archuleta GPS track

    Ok, for anyone who wants the GPS, I've exported as GPX. Here's the file for anyone who needs it. If it doesn't work, I can use GPS babel to upload a specific format.

    Zip compressed GPX file:Chama Archuleta trail.zip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Remember, your going up and down so total elevation has got to be in the high 2000' range.

    Well, add in the extra climbing on the 2-track and I'd estimate another 1000 ft on top of that. So put it at 30 miles and 3000'-3500' ft of climbing.

    I'm thinking I might tag along for this trip...and could possibly haul the LA contingent. Still trying to decide if my arm and body are up for a 30 mile ride after a summer of periodic road riding.
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    Smile

    OK Mary and I are in. Woo Hooooooo! B Gimme a call and we can work out the vehicle details.

    Mary's in better shape than I am right now.

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    You can do it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    Well, add in the extra climbing on the 2-track and I'd estimate another 1000 ft on top of that. So put it at 30 miles and 3000'-3500' ft of climbing.

    I'm thinking I might tag along for this trip...and could possibly haul the LA contingent. Still trying to decide if my arm and body are up for a 30 mile ride after a summer of periodic road riding.

    Turning out to be some strong riders for this trip....it's gonna be fun!

    *preys to the weather gods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biklophile
    OK Mary and I are in. Woo Hooooooo! B Gimme a call and we can work out the vehicle details.
    So far I've only got Crash and I think we are going to pick up Tj as well. It could be crowded.

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    I might be in for this one too. Estimated ride time?
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    Von,
    Is there a way you could just cut and paste me the GPS coordinates? That way I can just import them to National Geographic and onto the GPS from there.

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    It took us 6.5hrs on the shorter version, but there was a lot of HAB. I anticipate about the same even with the added mileage. Even my slow arse can pound out 8 miles if I'm in the saddle. The rest of the ride can be pretty quick, there's just a lot of views.

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    DH and superD riding and racing at Bootleg in Boulder City this weekend.... you know you wanna go....

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    Head Count...

    So far:

    Bryan
    Gregg
    Dave
    TJ
    notaknob
    Pat
    Mary
    Isaac
    Germany

    Eric (maybe)
    Robert
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    Never mind that didn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    Von,
    Is there a way you could just cut and paste me the GPS coordinates? That way I can just import them to National Geographic and onto the GPS from there.
    You just want the parking area or you want the whole track? I've got National Geographic software myself if you want me to save it in that format.

    For anyone who is interested in the parking aread and trailhead, here's the google maps location: 37.034673, -106.552272.
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    More on that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    You just want the parking area or you want the whole track? I've got National Geographic software myself if you want me to save it in that format.

    For anyone who is interested in the parking aread and trailhead, here's the google maps location: 37.034673, -106.552272.
    Will this do? Reference Chama @ the bottom left. From here you are about 5 miles from the dirt road. There are FS signs and such once you are on the road.

    Plan on being there at quarter of 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    You just want the parking area or you want the whole track? I've got National Geographic software myself if you want me to save it in that format.

    For anyone who is interested in the parking aread and trailhead, here's the google maps location: 37.034673, -106.552272.
    I would love to have the entire thing. Fun to play with. Thanks Von

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    Directions from Chama, New Mexico: Approximately 7.0 miles north on Highway 17, take the Chama River Road to the north. This road passes through 6 miles of private property before reaching the Rio Grande National Forest boundary. At the forest boundary, is the Chama River Camping Area. Take the left fork of the road down to the river and camping area. The Archuleta Trailhead is located on the west side of the Chama River, opposite the camping area.

    Is this a good description?

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    Perfect!

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    Just the opposite, I'm really jonesing for some Hi Contry!

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    Random threadjack

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Just the opposite, I'm really jonesing for some Hi Contry!
    Found this on my camera today.
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    Glad you hooked up knob. Where is this ride?

    How's the AZ gang?

    Gonna make it for the Archuleta ride? If you timed your departure from UT just right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    Found this on my camera today.
    Howdy Bruce! I recognize our AZ Helimech and is that Marky C on the ugly green bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    ...is that Marky C on the ugly green bike?
    You would disgrace a HL like that? Shame, shame...

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    Wow... that's a lot of people going. Remember when riding in groups this big - make sure your bike is in tip-top shape the day BEFORE going out on the ride. More people = more mechanicals.
    That being said, it will be awesome to feel the stoke from a big crew like this. Should be a blast.
    And Bryan - what did you REALLY mean when you said this was just Pat's kind of ride?

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    You mean we wont have an hour or two to do a full tune up? I was really hoping to rebuild my wheels at the trail head, get good and drunk have a smoke (or two) maybe pitch the tent, have a nap, lunch and then hit the trail. ha.

    You guys are gnar. (sorry tim)

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    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte
    Wow... that's a lot of people going. Remember when riding in groups this big - make sure your bike is in tip-top shape the day BEFORE going out on the ride. More people = more mechanicals.
    That being said, it will be awesome to feel the stoke from a big crew like this. Should be a blast.
    And Bryan - what did you REALLY mean when you said this was just Pat's kind of ride?

    Biklophile loves him some backkontry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte
    Wow... that's a lot of people going. Remember when riding in groups this big - make sure your bike is in tip-top shape the day BEFORE going out on the ride. More people = more mechanicals.
    That being said, it will be awesome to feel the stoke from a big crew like this. Should be a blast.
    And Bryan - what did you REALLY mean when you said this was just Pat's kind of ride?
    What he said^^^^...and I think we all know who we're talking about...and for once it ain't Ricky

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    Sorry to miss what sounds like a fantastic ride, but we've got our sights too firmly set on SBT.

    There is a chance that things could change. So don't be too surprised if you see us there! I guess you'll be meeting at the trailhead around ~ 8:30-9am?

    Take lots of pics!

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    No problem. SBT should be awesome too!

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    Well, I think I'm going to bail on the trip. I hammered on my bike for a couple of hours today to see if I thought I could hold up on a 30 mile ride. Just don't think I can keep up with you guys right now.

    Greg, I opened the file up in my Topo map software but couldn't get the track to show up. I'm pretty sucky at Topo, so maybe it's just me. Should I just send you the file in .dat format to meet your text request?
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    Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Howdy Bruce! I recognize our AZ Helimech and is that Marky C on the ugly green bike?
    It was the three M's. Helimech , Marky, Mitch & Andrea. Glad that I was able to hookup with them for a ride.
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    Logistics

    Anyone coming from Abq plan on meeting @Bernalillo Park and Ride at 6am. (sorry, Pat, but I just want to make sure we're on time). We should be able to combine vehicles here if need be. From here, I am going to pick up Tj in SF and head to Chama. As long as everyone is comfortable with directions, we should all just plan on meeting at the TH at 9am.


    *NOTE: If anyone will be passing through Carlisle and I40, The Sac and his buddy from Germany are looking for a ride to the Park and Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Biklophile loves him some backkontry.

    Yessir.,

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    Hope everyone had fun today

    Way to go Mary
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