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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.
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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!
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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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