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    Gita, 2008

    Well if it is going to happen might as well start a new thread. I am game for any date, so you guys can hash that out. I am more interested in the rides.

    1. I definitely think that AV road to RR to Upper Winsor ( many good options after upper Winsor )is a winner and no GITA attendee from out of state has ridden RR as far as I know of or REM for that matter. Friday Ride?

    2. Crash in SF @ Aspen Ranch or some can head directly to Paj. The gravity folks can have a day at Pajarito and those wanting a good dose of XC/AM can hit Guaje on Saturday.

    3. Potluck maybe music and a warm fire at Camp May before the northerners hit the traditional SBT and those heading west may opt for east fork on Sunday.

    Sound like a plan? Either weekend of the 26th or the 4th work for me.

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    Lets just call GITA for the 26th.

    Rides are being sorted out. Plenty o camping, or crash in ABQ.

    I'll default to those who know the trails better for ride selections, but would like to see a SS friendly epic thrown into the mix.

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    Gotta warn you... Guaje was not very fun about two weeks ago due to it being badly overgrown. I wouldn't want to take outta-towners on that trail in its current state; they may never return to NM. But then again, Rotmilky just went up there with his loppers and a broken derailleur. I don't know how his trimming session went.
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    Guess it could be a first for GITA then. A whole day of lift assisted DH for the GITA clan unless you guys in LA know of an alternate ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NM_Highlander
    Gotta warn you... Guaje was not very fun about two weeks ago due to it being badly overgrown. I wouldn't want to take outta-towners on that trail in its current state; they may never return to NM. But then again, Rotmilky just went up there with his loppers and a broken derailleur. I don't know how his trimming session went.
    I rode up GR backwards and broke the derailleur before getting to the overgrown area...turned around and came back. No lopping done. I plan on trying to get up there this weekend if I can cobble a derailleur together. I think it should be cleared enough to ride before GITA

    If GR is not rideable, I think we can do one of two things:
    1) Guaje Canyon was just cleared by Neal. Maybe do a GC run instead.
    2) Do a Jemez 2-fer on Sat. Calaveros/Cebollo loop ride (would be beautiful) and then catch East Fork on the way back
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    Whateva! I am riding the lifts. I can see lots of Aspens from the lift!

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    I'm interested! What does GITA stand for?
    Thanks!

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    Guaje Canyon sounds great! FWIW - there is TONS of riding for non lift-served types at the ski area, near the ski area, and all over Los Alamos and the Jemez...

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    It could never be as bad as last years Tadpole Ridge adventure in the GILA though!

    Gauje Canyon sounds worthy... what would the ride be? Up and out via Rendija? Or can we come up and out via 3 bears / Cabra? Seems like we could make a serious epic.

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    Gotta warn you... Guaje was not very fun about two weeks ago due to it being badly overgrown. I wouldn't want to take outta-towners on that trail in its current state; they may never return to NM. But then again, Rotmilky just went up there with his loppers and a broken derailleur. I don't know how his trimming session went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123

    1. I definitely think that AV road to RR to Upper Winsor ( many good options after upper Winsor )is a winner and no GITA attendee from out of state has ridden RR as far as I know of or REM for that matter.
    To be clear, we'd park (or ride for us locals) to/at the start of the dirt road at Pacheco Canyon, or in En Medio, then climb 5k - 6k and then descend Ravens Ridge and Rio en Medio, eh? Sounds suitably brutal for lower elevation folks. I'd suggest a shuttle option to Aspen Vista for those who 'only' want or need 2k feet in climbing up a dirt road with monstrously epic views... overall a good plan though!

    I'd also likely opt (any could join) to come down through the ski Basin and skip Ravens Ridge / Upper Winsor - as that stuff is more fun on skis than a bike (for me). It would be mandatory for all to check out the views from Deception Peak though (just above RR)! Few places in the region are that stunning.
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    What was that ride that Jen opened up her shin on last year? I never did get to do that downhill. I think I'd wear armor this time... but I'm open to whatever. Thanks for posting up the new thread!

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    That would be E. Fork/Battleship which is a good ride option for Saturday while we are having a mellow day at the lifts. Suppose the folks coming from AZ could hit SBT, SF, Cochite, Flag? on your way home on Sunday. Sounds Good!

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    How advanced are the rides? I've only been biking since April.

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    Pretty advanced...are you coordinated, athletically inclined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    What was that ride that Jen opened up her shin on last year? I never did get to do that downhill. I think I'd wear armor this time... but I'm open to whatever. Thanks for posting up the new thread!
    That is up in Jemez area, cant recall the trail Battleship maybe???

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    Saturday options for XC

    I'll take lead on the Sat. XC portion of GITA. (unless someone else wants to). This is for the people who don't want to do the Pajarito lift runs. There are several options that we can do around LA/Jemez so I'll throw them out there and see what people want to do. Three potential rides with variations are listed below:

    Guaje Canyon
    This is an unburnt portion of the Santa Fe national forest that lies a little N of Guaje ridge. Doubtful it's been ridden in past GITA unless they happened before 2000. It has rarely been ridden by anyone since the fire of 2000, but the trail is a smooth fast singletrack all the way to the reservoir. There's 1500ft of beautiful singletrack descent over 4 miles till you hit the reservoir. At that point, you have to either continue down the old burn road...recently cleared but not pretty and some hike-a-bike and ungodly rocky, or climb back up Mitchell to Guaje Ridge. The climb is about a mile long and is probably hike-a-bike. Here's my ride report from early summer:
    Guaje Canyon ride report

    1a) Quemazon - pipeline - GC-Mitchell-GR: 2500 ft of climbing up Que & pipeline. Quemazon is so much fun to ride that it's worth it. Descend GC, hike-a-bike up Mitchell and then end on GR. Ride distance ~ 17miles. 3 hour climb, 2-3 hours on descent.

    1b) Camp May-GC-Mitchell-GR: Start up at ski hill to cut out most of climb. Still a couple hundred feet of climbing to get up Canada Bonita (and it's is incredibly bonita) to hit GC. Then down GC, up Mitchell, and end on GR. Ride distance ~15 miles 1 hour climb, 2-3 hour descent.

    I don't think continuing down GC road is a great option. It's a tough ride in the bottom of a hot canyon. Better to just walk up Mitchell to get to GR...much better ride finish there, plus we can hit 3 bears, Cabra loop or Pajarito trail to end the day. Travel time to these rides ranges from 5-20 minutes from LA.



    Calaveros/Cebollo loop & East Fork
    2 rides here. The first is a ride up Calaveras canyon and down Cebollo canyon back to the start point. Ride is through rolling grass-covered canyons surrounded by pines and aspen. Not very technical...with one short steep climb along pipeline road. Loop is a lazy 14 miles. Never ridden in GITA and probably only ridden by about 3 people in the state. Ride report here
    Calaveros/Cebollo ride report Three hours for loop.
    On the way back to LA, we pass by both Battleship Rock & Las Conchas parking lots, so we can easily shuttle this ride. Ridden last GITA. This is the ride that caused a pretty nasty shin injury last year. It's a beautiful ride through pine/aspen forests. It climbs a couple hundred feet from Las Conchas and then drops another 2000 or so down to battleship rock parking lot. It's pretty smooth singletrack interspersed with some nasty rocky techy sections. Total distance is about 10-12 miles from Las Conchas to East Fork.
    East Fork ride report 2-3 hours for ride.

    Drive to Calaveras/Cebollo is about 45 mins from LA. We pass shuttle lots and trailhead for East fork on the way back. Time to drive from Battleship PL Las Conchas PL is about 30-40 minutes. We can snag the shuttle vehicles on way back to LA.

    2a) Calaveras/Cebollo followed by East Fork
    2b) Just East Fork.

    Guaje Ridge
    This is the local epic ride and has been ridden in past GITA. About 12-18 miles of sweet technical singletrack. The upper parts are in old growth forests, the lower half is in the 'post-apocalypic' burn region. If you like a good technical ride, this one is hard to beat.
    Guaje Ridge ride report

    3a) Perimeter-Quemazon-Pipeline-GR: About 2500' of climbing up Que/PL, then 12 miles of descent down GR. Can end on 3 bears, Cabra, or Pajarito Trail depending on desire. ~18 miles of singletrack. Technical singletrack oriented ride.
    3b) Camp May-Pipeline GR-3B/Cabra/PT-Perimeter: Starting at ski hill, up through Canada Bonita, then following pipeline to GR. Down GR to 3B/Cabra/Pajarito Trail. These all end at Cemetary. Take perimeter back to High School for suds. Loads of techy singletrack, but less than 3a.

    Travel time for 3 is about 5-20 minutes from LA.

    You can search for other threads on Guaje Ridge and East Fork (Battleship Rock). Both have numerous other ride reports than what I listed. Calaveras/Cebollo and Guaje Canyon have only the listed threads. They're not heavily ridden.

    Anyone else want to offer suggestions, I'm open to them. There are lots of other rides around, but views of changing aspen might suffer.

    Edit: We don't have to ride LA/Jemez at Sat. There are some beautiful rides elsewhere, like SF or Taos. SBT, the TSV-Red River ride we did a coule weeks ago, and numerous SF rides come to mind. I don't ride those areas enough to lead the rides though.
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    If you guys are going to shuttle Los Chonchas\Battleship and want a longer ride, you might want to start a couple of miles farther up the road at FR 280. Ride up the dirt road about three or four miles to the top of Peralta Ridge, turn right just before the cattleguard, and take Peralta-Peliza singletrack to Corral Canyon trail, which dumps you out on hwy 4 a mile above Los Chonchas. It is a fun descent (easy) that adds a few miles to the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustus
    If you guys are going to shuttle Los Chonchas\Battleship and want a longer ride, you might want to start a couple of miles farther up the road at FR 280. Ride up the dirt road about three or four miles to the top of Peralta Ridge, turn right just before the cattleguard, and take Peralta-Peliza singletrack to Corral Canyon trail, which dumps you out on hwy 4 a mile above Los Chonchas. It is a fun descent (easy) that adds a few miles to the ride.
    I rode LC/BS with that option thrown in the last time I was up there. Makes it more worth the trip for sure.
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    I'll be @ Pajarito in Saturday with a full trailer of '09 Demos, fresh from Interbike.

    I'm highly interested in doing the SBT on Sunday. Anyone who wants to demo can do so. I can also facilitate shuttleage.

    Gallup on Thursday?
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    Great write-up, Von! Lots of good options. I've no opinion, as I'll be riding in CO w/ the missus that weekend. But I'll be hitting Guaje Canyon all the way to Rendija on the 20th w/ a few buds, and can give you a ride report of the lower end afterward if you'd like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    I'll be @ Pajarito in Saturday with a full trailer of '09 Demos, fresh from Interbike.

    I'm highly interested in doing the SBT on Sunday. Anyone who wants to demo can do so. I can also facilitate shuttleage.

    Gallup on Thursday?
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    Might 'have to' try out some bigger bikes at PAJ then!!!
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    Are these Yeti demos? I hear a Yeti day may be in the works. If so, that would be great and would make for a cool change to the GITA format. Everything up on Pajarito Mtn. is super fun (from the easier trails to the craziest FR stuff). Plus with the live music and the local breweries it would be a great addition to a social gathering like GITA is. I'll be there for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenzx
    Holy Moly.

    Might 'have to' try out some bigger bikes at PAJ then!!!
    Me too!!! Got any "big" bikes in size small? I think I might need a lift-assisted gravity day

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    Sounds like everyone wants to hit Pajarito on Sat. With a trailer load of Yetis and a band/beer fest going on, I can't say I'm surprised. I'm going to cancel the XC rides unless loads of people pipe up.

    'Tis fine with me. I'll be able to join in on the Fri and Sun rides.
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    Also curious if this is the Yeti demo? I had heard that was on Ullr fest weekend? the 27th or is that the weekend being discussed. Sorry i'm a little lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90supra
    Also curious if this is the Yeti demo? I had heard that was on Ullr fest weekend? the 27th or is that the weekend being discussed. Sorry i'm a little lost.
    Yeah, Uller Fest is the 27th and GITA looks like it will be the 26th-28th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Me too!!! Got any "big" bikes in size small? I think I might need a lift-assisted gravity day
    Have a XS Titus Loco-Moto. It is only 4" of travel and V brakes, but it still is a nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Have a XS Titus Loco-Moto. It is only 4" of travel and V brakes, but it still is a nice bike.
    I'm talking "BIG" bike. I ride a 5" travel 29er Lenzsport Behemoth on regular rides but have been tempted lately to try the couch style bike and full face helmet type of riding so that I can join friends at Bootleg and Whistler on gravity type adventures. But thanks anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    Sounds like everyone wants to hit Pajarito on Sat. With a trailer load of Yetis and a band/beer fest going on, I can't say I'm surprised. I'm going to cancel the XC rides unless loads of people pipe up.

    'Tis fine with me. I'll be able to join in on the Fri and Sun rides.
    I wouldn't give up the plans yet, but maybe limit to just one XC Sat alternative? I'm sure that interest will start building closer to the event.... thanks for offering to lead a ride!

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    Ok thanks for clearing that up. I was a little confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    I wouldn't give up the plans yet, but maybe limit to just one XC Sat alternative? I'm sure that interest will start building closer to the event.... thanks for offering to lead a ride!
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    Kathleen,

    I can't recall the name of the trails. I have the GPS tracks from that fateful ride and can send them out. We rode along the Jemez River in the Battleship Rock area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IttyBittyBetty
    Kathleen,

    I can't recall the name of the trails. I have the GPS tracks from that fateful ride and can send them out. We rode along the Jemez River in the Battleship Rock area.

    Here's one I uploaded for that trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by IttyBittyBetty
    Kathleen,

    I can't recall the name of the trails. I have the GPS tracks from that fateful ride and can send them out. We rode along the Jemez River in the Battleship Rock area.
    I didn't go on the ride, but from the photos posted last year, it looked to be that rocky drop located roughly between the East Fork PL and Jemez Falls PL that claimed your shin-skin. Trail is called East Fork.
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    I'll be down for some XC, can't wait to ride something new!!
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    Life took me on a short detour and I've been off the bike for a few weeks. Looks like I won't be making it to GITA this year. I'm really disappointed as I was looking forward to rides I've not done before like SBT and hanging out with you NM folks. Another time I guess... Ya'll have fun and post up lots of pictures!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    Life took me on a short detour and I've been off the bike for a few weeks. Looks like I won't be making it to GITA this year. I'm really disappointed as I was looking forward to rides I've not done before like SBT and hanging out with you NM folks. Another time I guess... Ya'll have fun and post up lots of pictures!!
    Sorry to hear it K, but anytime in the future you can make it out we'll be here to guide and ride with you.

    P.S. I still need to post some pictures I got from the DGO trip. When I get off my arse that is.

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    I'm definitely in for Friday-Sunday, ideally ending with SBT on Sunday. That ride was by far my fave ride of 2007. I'd like XC alternatives for Friday and Saturday, even if it's just getting pointed in the right direction. I'll be coming down with Ben, a friend on holiday from the UK, and joining Cynthia and probably Tom.

    Any recommendations on LA accommodations?

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    So what do it take to demo a bike? And how long?

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    i dunno how long, but usually a drivers license and maybe a credit card, to leave with the truck as insurance for the bike return.

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    Friday ride schedule?

    So what's the xc ride for Friday? my pals and i will be arriving around noonish...just tell us when/where to be.

    I will be riding lift serve on Saturday but my pals will be doing whatever XC ride is planned for Saturday.

    Then of course SBT for Sunday!

    Durlgirl - sorry you can't make it - was looking forward to riding with you again!

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    It's not just possible again that I may make it - work got frightening but things look to have loosend up.

    Words don't come together for how bummed I will be to not see DG on the trail.

    But it'll be nice to finally see the SBT.

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    Who'se camping where - or is there crash-space for a Bear somewhere?

    Life is strange, but I now have the "hall pass" from both work and home. I'll be leaving Austin on Thurs at oh-my-gawd-it-is-early so I can get into <insert town> before daylight fails. If there's some short riding to get in Thurs afternoon/evening that'd be cool.

    It's not impossible that I could make Gallup in time for an afternoon/twilight ride...

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    Just so everyone knows, and not that anyone cares, but I am headed further north this weekend. You guys will need a guide for Friday if you are planning on doing the SF thing ( Aspen Vista Rd, Ravens Ridge, Upper Winsor, REM, etc...). I can give Rotmilky directions over to RR if need be and I am pretty sure that he can navigate from there!

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    I care!!! Ken and I should be on Cumbres at about noon Saturday. I know you'll be off romping. Like I said, we're going to bang on the lower 4 miles Saturday and then go explore Sunday up high.

    When is GITA??? To early for the Aspens yet in NM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    I care!!! Ken and I should be on Cumbres at about noon Saturday. I know you'll be off romping. Like I said, we're going to bang on the lower 4 miles Saturday and then go explore Sunday up high.

    When is GITA??? To early for the Aspens yet in NM.
    We were hoping to hit the tree fall hard on Saturday from the top and make a good enough dent in it to partially ride the entire route on Sunday from 736. I know its a slog, but I was thinking of exploring north of where we popped out from 736 onto the CDT for Sunday's ride. We are bringing RCC Chainsaw, 18" bohemuth, in case you are set on hitting the lower section.

    The Aspens should be starting to pop in SF, but I agree that they will likely be going off @ Cumbres.

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    Gaspin' in the ... trees

    I care, too. I might be interested in the Friday ride, and for sure I'll be at Pajarito's Ullrfest Saturday.... I was thinking perhaps Battleship Rock Sunday. A few of us rode SBT this past Sunday, and it was glorious as always--a few of the trees had changed to yellow, but it'll probably be a few weeks before they're in full fall color....
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    Since the OOT'ers won't be in SF until noonish, I would suggest everyone meet and greet at Aspen Vista Rd and discuss ride options. It is a four hour ride for the advance ascender/descender. Hopefully there will be enough locals there to discuss bail out options along the way. You guys will have a blast on this ride! Scenic views (some of the best in NM), killer technical trail, and smooth undulating singletrack. I have left enough skin on those two trails to be considered part of the group, even if I won't be there in person..ha,ha!

    You can camp anywhere on Pacheco Canyon rode, seen just above the "start here" dialog box.
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    Sunday Aspens had started to change up high but today they are really starting to go, giant swaths of yellow across the mountain. From my back porch I can see up to the Brazos area and it looks pretty golden over there as well. Should be a really nice weekend.
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    thanks for the map.

    sweet. I haven't seen Fall Colors in I don't know how long.

    ( ok, I know really, was fall of '99 before I moved to Austin )

    Anybody going to be around Thurs afternoonish - or am I just going to be hoping to run into somebody less threatening on Pacheco Canyon?

    I drive a green subaru outback, which will be carrying a silver FS bike and possibly a red HT (backups, backups...)

    My plan is
    - get there sometime Thurs, figure out where to crash, maybe get a short ride in somewhere
    - Fri long ride - hopefully with others - but I don't seem to see something specific. Maybe a Windsor-based thingy from SF?
    - Sat - Pajarito
    - Sun - SBT
    - Mon - prolly gotta leave

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