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    GITA Saturday - Guaje Canyon option details

    Meet at the Sullivan Field parking lot at the corner of Central and Diamond in Los Alamos at 8:30.

    Pedals turning at 8:45. Ride up for 2 to 2 & 1/2 hours, ride down for over 3 hours.

    This is a beautiful ride, very scenic, bring a camera. And plenty of food, water, tubes, and lungs.

    The ride finishes at Highway 502 where my car will be waiting to take up to 4 peoples back to town. There is an option to climb back to town if you are sick in the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam
    The ride finishes at Highway 502 where my car will be waiting to take up to 4 peoples back to town. There is an option to climb back to town if you are sick in the head.

    How do you plan to end up on NM502? I'm assuming you're planning on going down Rendija Canyon to Totavi? Unless you're part of the Santa Clara or San I pueblo, that gate was locked with signs suggesting you'd be shot first, then tried and hung later. I don't think that generic MTB people will be given a diplomatic pass.

    I could be wrong, but as far as I know, there is no way to currently get from GC down to NM 502 without first riding back into town, then hitting Bayo Canyon, riding down past the sewage treatment plant ending up at 502 at the White Rock split.

    Just trying to make sure you guys don't end up with cars that are 2 miles away as the crow flies, but 20 miles as the bike rides.

    Edit: Should have been more specific--the last 3-4 miles of Rendija Canyon Road crosses San I pueblo ( I think it's San I, maybe Santa Clara). There is a locked gate and unless you are part of the pueblo, I strongly suggest you not trespass. All the pueblos around here will seriously freak out if they catch you trespassing.
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    Sweet..a GITA poach!

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    Ditto what Von said. I'd planned on making that loop before on a training ride, but there was zero evidence of anyone going on past the gate. The road's pretty ugly down that way anyhow. Ya know, that road used to alwasy be open when I first moved to LA. Don't know what motivated the SI to close it, but that's why I make it point to avoid spending any of my money where it'll benefit them. If you want help dropping a vehicle down in Rendija ahead of time, I might have time, depending on date & time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    How do you plan to end up on NM502? I'm assuming you're planning on going down Rendija Canyon to Totavi? Unless you're part of the Santa Clara or San I pueblo, that gate was locked with signs suggesting you'd be shot first, then tried and hung later. I don't think that generic MTB people will be given a diplomatic pass.

    I could be wrong, but as far as I know, there is no way to currently get from GC down to NM 502 without first riding back into town, then hitting Bayo Canyon, riding down past the sewage treatment plant ending up at 502 at the White Rock split.

    Just trying to make sure you guys don't end up with cars that are 2 miles away as the crow flies, but 20 miles as the bike rides.

    Edit: Should have been more specific--the last 3-4 miles of Rendija Canyon Road crosses San I pueblo ( I think it's San I, maybe Santa Clara). There is a locked gate and unless you are part of the pueblo, I strongly suggest you not trespass. All the pueblos around here will seriously freak out if they catch you trespassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe
    Ditto what Von said. I'd planned on making that loop before on a training ride, but there was zero evidence of anyone going on past the gate. The road's pretty ugly down that way anyhow. Ya know, that road used to alwasy be open when I first moved to LA. Don't know what motivated the SI to close it, but that's why I make it point to avoid spending any of my money where it'll benefit them. If you want help dropping a vehicle down in Rendija ahead of time, I might have time, depending on date & time.
    - Joe
    We have that same deal up here, a road open forever all of a sudden gets closed at the whim of the Pueblo. I live 100 yards away from the border of the rez, gets frustrating as their land runs from the other side of the mountains all the way to the Rio Grande, cutting 2/3 of our trails off and mostly surrounding me. With the wilderness and Taos Pueblo, I feel the walls closing in. Has anyone ever tried to get permission from a Pueblo to ride across? What is their argument against it besides the ubiquitous "Private Property?" It would be hard to spend money that benefits the Pueblo here unless you want to throw your money away at the casino or buy cut rate cigarettes.

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    My son who likes to explore with his new license and old truck told me the gate's actually been open on both ends lately. Not sure why it's open but he's driven all the way through. It's not much of a ride since it's all dirt road but it is scenic and slightly down hill all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealpederson
    My son who likes to explore with his new license and old truck told me the gate's actually been open on both ends lately. Not sure why it's open but he's driven all the way through. It's not much of a ride since it's all dirt road but it is scenic and slightly down hill all the way.
    Tell him to be careful, no fun to be caught on the Rez.

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    Guaje Canyon Roll Call

    Please add your name to the list if you plan to attend the Guaje Canyon ride. We're sorting out shuttle details and need an accurate headcount. Thx.

    Robert
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    sorry, we may do 1/2 day lifts 1/2 short xc ride, then beer at the ski hill

    I'm in for Sunday!

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyN
    Please add your name to the list if you plan to attend the Guaje Canyon ride. We're sorting out shuttle details and need an accurate headcount. Thx.

    Robert
    Tim
    Brian
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nealpederson
    My son who likes to explore with his new license and old truck told me the gate's actually been open on both ends lately. Not sure why it's open but he's driven all the way through. It's not much of a ride since it's all dirt road but it is scenic and slightly down hill all the way.
    Is it possible to get a guide/shuttle for the descent from Pajarito to LA?
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    GITA Guaje Canyon v.2 *RETOOLED*

    OK, so I, or, um, a friend of mine, has poached that little 3-mile section of pueblo land many times, but it was presumptuous of me to think that others would be willing to take that risk.

    So I now present the New and Improved version of the GITA Saturday Guaje Canyon Extravaganza.

    This ride will depart from the ski area parking lot at 10 a.m. We will have room for shuttling six (6) riders and bikes back to the start. Reservations are open at this time. Beer bribes to the shuttle driver are mandatory. So far we have Jim Beam, AndyN, and NMTim signed up. I don't have a calculator handy, but I believe that leaves three (3) seats available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam
    OK, so I, or, um, a friend of mine, has poached that little 3-mile section of pueblo land many times, but it was presumptuous of me to think that others would be willing to take that risk.

    So I now present the New and Improved version of the GITA Saturday Guaje Canyon Extravaganza.

    This ride will depart from the ski area parking lot at 10 a.m. We will have room for shuttling six (6) riders and bikes back to the start. Reservations are open at this time. Beer bribes to the shuttle driver are mandatory. So far we have Jim Beam, AndyN, and NMTim signed up. I don't have a calculator handy, but I believe that leaves three (3) seats available.

    Add BrianC to your list.

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    Roboleros...!

    Where is your sense of adventure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam
    OK, so I, or, um, a friend of mine, has poached that little 3-mile section of pueblo land many times, but it was presumptuous of me to think that others would be willing to take that risk.

    So I now present the New and Improved version of the GITA Saturday Guaje Canyon Extravaganza.

    This ride will depart from the ski area parking lot at 10 a.m. We will have room for shuttling six (6) riders and bikes back to the start. Reservations are open at this time. Beer bribes to the shuttle driver are mandatory. So far we have Jim Beam, AndyN, and NMTim signed up. I don't have a calculator handy, but I believe that leaves three (3) seats available.
    If space allows, could you maybe add Carrie and Dave (?). I'll ask him after his REM ride, but I really think I wanna do this !

    ps - I got some goods to barter...

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    I've been in for awhile for the Quemazon climb. I've got myself too psyched up to do a shuttle now.

    If anyone want to climb up, I'll meet you at Sulivan field at 8:30, ready to roll by 8:35. Just perhaps, we might meet the group at the trail intersection just past the closed gate that leads to Canada Bonita. I'll have my cell on if you want to call when you get there to see how far off we are: 310-1091.

    Regardless, see you for beers around 2pm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardinLA
    If anyone want to climb up
    You're a sick man...

    but you brew a fine beer! Hopefully we'll meet at the intersection; I'm going for the ride

    [SIZE="1"](via the shuttle)[/SIZE]

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