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    GITA 09 inquiries

    I was thinkin' would someone want to help coordinate a GITA for 09?

    Perhaps even in conjunction with the Urllfest at Pajarito?

    Saturday September 26 (Ullrfest)

    Then Sunday; the always fabulous South Boundary?

    Anthony loved this ride:
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    So, whatdoyasay??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    I was thinkin' would someone want to help coordinate a GITA for 09?

    Perhaps even in conjunction with the Urllfest at Pajarito?

    Saturday September 26 (Ullrfest)

    Then Sunday; the always fabulous South Boundary?

    Anthony loved this ride:
    http://www.anthonysloan.com/gita081.html

    So, whatdoyasay??
    I'm in. Maybe throw in East fork/ Battleship on Friday afternoon.
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    I like to get out to SB at least once a year. There are other good rides up there that don't require a shuttle. I say leave it up to GDT to lead a Taos ride. As far as Friday, I would be willing to lead a group for a REM romp and those that can't make it that early can meet E for the East Fork/Battleship ride. Heck we might be able to spill over from REM? Saturday is definitely reserved for LA. Lift assist for a half day and maybe a Pajarito Canyon (the one E and I attempted a few weeks ago) ride to top it off.

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    I will help up here, lets put something really awesome together. Fun fun!

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    yum, yum, Toas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    I was thinkin' would someone want to help coordinate a GITA for 09?

    Perhaps even in conjunction with the Urllfest at Pajarito?

    Saturday September 26 (Ullrfest)

    Then Sunday; the always fabulous South Boundary?

    Anthony loved this ride:
    http://www.anthonysloan.com/gita081.html

    So, whatdoyasay??
    Good dates for me! I have yet to ride SBT and would love to try a day at Pajarito. And I have spare vacation that I'm looking to use!

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    I would love to see GITA continue and will do my best to make it back to NM for the fun!

    I would also throw out there, one of the best things about the original GITA's was everyone did the same ride. Sure it was a small group then, but it was super fun to just go out in the woods ride our bikes, then hang out and lie and laugh about the days activities.

    I would also vote for a second ride in and around Taos. I *know* there is more than just SBT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I *know* there is more than just SBT.
    It would be great to see you out there!

    There is more to it than SBT, but it is sooooo classic

    I even have some friends in CO who have never done this ride (shame on them...) so I may have to stick with the original plan and get them on that trail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Good dates for me! I have yet to ride SBT and would love to try a day at Pajarito. And I have spare vacation that I'm looking to use!
    Yeah!! Can't wait to ride some chunky rock with ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I would also throw out there, one of the best things about the original GITA's was everyone did the same ride. Sure it was a small group then, but it was super fun to just go out in the woods ride our bikes, then hang out and lie and laugh about the days activities.
    I'd like world peace and to **** butterflies.

    Both aren't going to happen. Politics. Damn activist larva.

    That said I'll be in for a ride or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    It would be great to see you out there!

    There is more to it than SBT, but it is sooooo classic

    I even have some friends in CO who have never done this ride (shame on them...) so I may have to stick with the original plan and get them on that trail!
    Maybe I'll say Hi this time when I see you. =)

    Ture SBT is classic and can't be missed. We should plan to ride the route Jim Beam showed me from the Wagon Wheel. All the single track from the "top", bonus ST on the climb, and only a 20 min shuttle!!!! (yes it's a bit more effort, but I'm the low lander, now)

    I was implying a second day in Taos, not to displace SBT from the must rides.

    CO people are soooo elitest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    I'd like world peace and to **** butterflies.

    Both aren't going to happen. Politics. Damn activist larva.

    That said I'll be in for a ride or two.

    why is this akin to world peace and what ever you want to do to butterflies???

    very simple, attitude check at the "door". we are all there to ride and have fun. very simple, if you ask me.
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    Damn.. End of Sep is bad for us gov slugs... My boss has cancled any leaves till after the first of the new fisical year

    Put it the first week of Oct and I'd be golden.
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    Any firm date yet?
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    I'm penciling in the 25th - 27th as a trip to NM. if its GITA, cool, if not I'm sure I can find people to ride with.
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    firm dates 25-27

    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I'm penciling in the 25th - 27th as a trip to NM. if its GITA, cool, if not I'm sure I can find people to ride with.
    I say those dates are firm! I'll be there, let's make it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    I say those dates are firm! I'll be there, let's make it happen.
    and so She has spoken.
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    So what is the ride schedule going to look like? I would like to ride some form of the SBT that Friday of the proposed dates and then head over to paja for Saturday and whatever for Sunday. Just thought I'd put that out there.

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    No worries.. i'll do my own version of GITA in Oct.

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    Okay, we agreed upon dates; lets talk logistics!

    I know lots of folks live there; but those of us driving; is anyone interested in camping? How about a partee? The ski hill is having their Urll fest on Saturday, so there will be a festival at the lodge: Fall Mountain Celebration Beer Tasting Live Band.

    I know planning this this is semi-difficult, but those who want something; voice your opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    Okay, we agreed upon dates; lets talk logistics!

    I know lots of folks live there; but those of us driving; is anyone interested in camping? How about a partee? The ski hill is having their Urll fest on Saturday, so there will be a festival at the lodge: Fall Mountain Celebration Beer Tasting Live Band.

    I know planning this this is semi-difficult, but those who want something; voice your opinion!
    Camping would be a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    Camping would be a must.
    This from the guy with the Tundra and pop-top camper. I guess it is camping if your ice cream in the freezer doesn't stay frozen.

    That said, does that thing have room for a Bandolero? A Bandolero with beer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    This from the guy with the Tundra and pop-top camper. I guess it is camping if your ice cream in the freezer doesn't stay frozen.

    That said, does that thing have room for a Bandolero? A Bandolero with beer?

    Ohhh, the ice cream stays frozen.

    Hmmm, a Bando with beer eh? I'm sure we could work something out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    Okay, we agreed upon dates; lets talk logistics!

    I know lots of folks live there; but those of us driving; is anyone interested in camping? How about a partee? The ski hill is having their Urll fest on Saturday, so there will be a festival at the lodge: Fall Mountain Celebration Beer Tasting Live Band.

    I know planning this this is semi-difficult, but those who want something; voice your opinion!
    I'm a definite maybe! Just gotta get the vacation days reserved from work... Drive out Thurs, ride Fri-Sat-Sun, return Monday? I have a new DH bike so want to ride Pajarito whatever day(s) it is open. Would also like to do SBT just cause I never have and I hear it's pretty darn nice. And that trail that Jen busted open her leg on two years ago, and Joe and notanob hiked back out with us... can we do that one again??? No ER visits this time...

    In truth though, I'm open to whatever. Parties are good. Camping is good (I'll have my dogs). Beer is good. I'm easy

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    I'm in, vacation days are secured. Looking foward to a fun time in NM !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    I'm in, vacation days are secured. Looking foward to a fun time in NM !!
    Whoot! Lookin forward to it! I'll try to round up a few more...it is fun, fun riding there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    Whoot! Lookin forward to it! I'll try to round up a few more...it is fun, fun riding there.
    I'm 99% in. hope to be brining a friend. Same iternery as DG, i hope. but prolly pedal on lift serivice day.
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    DG - wear your armor on that nasty trail (something near the Jemez River)! It was a really fun trail, especially the rocky DH part I wrecked on.

    I actually hadn't thought of heading down this year, but let me see what Jesper thinks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IttyBittyBetty
    DG - wear your armor on that nasty trail (something near the Jemez River)! It was a really fun trail, especially the rocky DH part I wrecked on.

    I actually hadn't thought of heading down this year, but let me see what Jesper thinks....
    That was on the East Fork/Battleship ride.
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    I thought I recalled the name having something to do with Battleship.....

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    I have interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IttyBittyBetty
    DG - wear your armor on that nasty trail (something near the Jemez River)! It was a really fun trail, especially the rocky DH part I wrecked on.

    I actually hadn't thought of heading down this year, but let me see what Jesper thinks....
    Yes IttyBitty... you and Jesper should plan on it!

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    What can I do to help up here? SBT Sunday? Anyone want to hang out and do Lost Lake On Monday? Garcia Park camping on Sunday night. I dunno. Let me know what I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crd
    is anyone interested in camping? How about a partee? The ski hill is having their Urll fest on Saturday, so there will be a festival at the lodge: Fall Mountain Celebration Beer Tasting Live Band.

    I know planning this this is semi-difficult, but those who want something; voice your opinion!
    I'm going to try to make it. Camping above the ski area and fest sound fun. SBT on sunday? Any thought of hiring a shuttle for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    What can I do to help up here? SBT Sunday? Anyone want to hang out and do Lost Lake On Monday? Garcia Park camping on Sunday night. I dunno. Let me know what I can do.
    How about a Lost Lake ride on Saturday?

    That would give the pedal-peeps an alternative to Paja lift riding. (I'm looking out for you here BrianC)

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    greg should be able to work out the shuttle logistics. A few of us will not be heading to Taos for the SBT. We plan on being up there next month, gregg (I'll PM you with some details). That said, if anyone else is looking for an alpine experience we should be able to arrange a Santa Fe Ride. I'm definitely in for Friday at Battleship and Paj on Saturday.

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    I can put something together for Saturday, Lost Lake or something more strenuous if the need arises.

    Here is my take on the SBT and shuttle. I am more than happy to shuttle people. I can fit up to 6 bikes of the XC variety or five of the bigger type. I don't drive all the way to Black Lake, it is too long a drive for the little bit you gain. If anyone wants to ride that section of trail I would be happy to ride down there from the top of Osha.
    Of late though we have been trying to please everyone by driving up to Garcia Park. You have to climb up to the top one way or the other, you might as well do the best and most comfortable climb possible.
    From Garcia you can climb up (sorta up with the first 2 miles being down) then a good climb from Quintana Pass to Osha Mountain. Or you can climb Jaracita and go down SBT (my favorite).
    Those that are done upon returning to Garcia can be done and get a ride down, the rest can ride into town and all meet at the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    I can put something together for Saturday, Lost Lake or something more strenuous if the need arises.

    Here is my take on the SBT and shuttle. I am more than happy to shuttle people. I can fit up to 6 bikes of the XC variety or five of the bigger type. I don't drive all the way to Black Lake, it is too long a drive for the little bit you gain. If anyone wants to ride that section of trail I would be happy to ride down there from the top of Osha.
    Of late though we have been trying to please everyone by driving up to Garcia Park. You have to climb up to the top one way or the other, you might as well do the best and most comfortable climb possible.
    From Garcia you can climb up (sorta up with the first 2 miles being down) then a good climb from Quintana Pass to Osha Mountain. Or you can climb Jaracita and go down SBT (my favorite).
    Those that are done upon returning to Garcia can be done and get a ride down, the rest can ride into town and all meet at the bottom.

    SBT is rad, but some freshies would be better. Most of us have done SBT quite a few times, even some of the outta town folk like BrianC and Rich.

    Are there longer Lost Lake routes than the one you, Roberto and Co. just did? What else could you string together around Red River/North Taos? Singletrack, high altitude, maybe some techy bits thrown in?

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    You can get to Lost Lake from TSV and back again. Starts at 10,000' get up and over at 12,000. Depending on how you do it at least 8000' climbing. Some of the best views ever. Serious back country. And with me, always the hope of getting a bit lost. If you guys are down for that I am in. Will post some maps as soon as I get out from under this summers paperwork that I mostly ignored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    You can get to Lost Lake from TSV and back again. Starts at 10,000' get up and over at 12,000. Depending on how you do it at least 8000' climbing. Some of the best views ever. Serious back country. And with me, always the hope of getting a bit lost. If you guys are down for that I am in. Will post some maps as soon as I get out from under this summers paperwork that I mostly ignored.

    8000ft of climbing may be a bit much for some of the lower elevation folk. Frankly that kinda scares me...

    When you have time toss out a few options and we'll go from there.

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    This is the ride we plan on doing next month Greg. TJ has a friend coming in Memorial Day week and we'd like to hook up with you for the TSV - RR - LL attempt. You down? You could get the gps tracks for GITA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    ,,,,,some techy bits thrown in?

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    TSV to Red River ride...


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    three big downhills and 8000'

    Of course I am in. This is what I draw up. If GITA wants to go here we could do a bail car in RR It is a great up and over with only 3000 vertical, some may want to do Lost Lake as well and then still be able to bail to RR. I want to climb back over and do Long Canyon (Never Long Enough Canyon)! Profile is for entire ride. I am getting no paper work done.

    Bryan, I think we need our own thread for our ride. This pertains to all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    SBT is rad, but some freshies would be better. Most of us have done SBT quite a few times, even some of the outta town folk like BrianC and Rich.

    Are there longer Lost Lake routes than the one you, Roberto and Co. just did? What else could you string together around Red River/North Taos? Singletrack, high altitude, maybe some techy bits thrown in?
    I've never done SBT! but high altitude ST with tech sounds good to me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    I've never done SBT! but high altitude ST with tech sounds good to me too.
    I think SBT is still on the plate for Sunday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    I think SBT is still on the plate for Sunday...
    I would like to ride SBT. the version Jim Beam took us on would get my vote. great climb short shuttle, still ride all the good stuff.

    and the lost lake Red River ride on Sat looks outstanding. fair bit of driving if I stay in SF or the group camps in LA, but that's ok with me. I'm not so sure about the 8000' death march...that would end my weekend of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I would like to ride SBT. the version Jim Beam took us on would get my vote. great climb short shuttle, still ride all the good stuff.

    and the lost lake Red River ride on Sat looks outstanding. fair bit of driving if I stay in SF or the group camps in LA, but that's ok with me. I'm not so sure about the 8000' death march...that would end my weekend of riding.

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    That SBT route is awesome for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianc
    I would like to ride SBT. the version Jim Beam took us on would get my vote. great climb short shuttle, still ride all the good stuff.
    Yup, we did this shuttle last year; parked on the turn off with the chuck wagon. Then the bottom group hangs out in the shade by the creek with the beers!

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    So whats the verdict

    Friday - Taos
    Saturday - Los Alamos
    Sunday - ?

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