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    GITA Sunday - South Boundary Trail option A

    Here is how I'm gonna work it. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome. If anyone wants to do something longer / shorter / later / earlier, then go for it!

    Meet at The Bean at 8:30. Out of consideration for those who have to drive a long way after the ride, if you need to buy coffee or food, use the restroom, have a safety meeting, or read your tarot cards, get there ealier and get 'er done.

    The convoy will leave The Bean at 8:40 and roll over to El Nogal campground where we will leave at least one shuttle recovery vehicle. Then up the canyon to Valle Escondido to RIDE!

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    you know I'm in it to win it. see you Sat. I'll have to ask friday night where to meet you.

    you never know I may get a wild hair and drive all night and you'll see my car in your driveway when you get up. so i can ride the RR ride. (but I really doubt that)
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    never done the group mtbr ride thing before, but this is a good weekend for me to ride sbt, so I'm thinking I may join you guys, if you don't mind.

    I'll let you know if I'm in tomorrow or saturday. If it happens I'll be driving from s.fe.

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    It should be FANTASTIC!

    Bring coolers for post-ride. Also, wonderful mexican food (cheap) nearby...

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    If I can pull it I am down with some South Boundary. Anyone else goin up from Santa Fe? wanna car pool? I will get there early for my safety meeting and Cubano so as to not hold you up Robert. I know how precious your time is. Since this is a shuttle, Should I bring the big hit bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSweetleaf
    Since this is a shuttle, Should I bring the big hit bike?
    I woudn't; there is still a good amount of climbing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSweetleaf
    If I can pull it I am down with some South Boundary. Anyone else goin up from Santa Fe? wanna car pool? I will get there early for my safety meeting and Cubano so as to not hold you up Robert. I know how precious your time is. Since this is a shuttle, Should I bring the big hit bike?
    Now you go.

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    yes, but he will be in a sea of spandex....more his style, I guess.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSweetleaf
    If I can pull it I am down with some South Boundary. Anyone else goin up from Santa Fe? wanna car pool? I will get there early for my safety meeting and Cubano so as to not hold you up Robert. I know how precious your time is. Since this is a shuttle, Should I bring the big hit bike?
    Tim, I'll take you up on that carpool if it's still available. I'll call you Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam
    Here is how I'm gonna work it. Anyone who wants to join me is welcome. If anyone wants to do something longer / shorter / later / earlier, then go for it!

    Meet at The Bean at 8:30. Out of consideration for those who have to drive a long way after the ride, if you need to buy coffee or food, use the restroom, have a safety meeting, or read your tarot cards, get there ealier and get 'er done.

    The convoy will leave The Bean at 8:40 and roll over to El Nogal campground where we will leave at least one shuttle recovery vehicle. Then up the canyon to Valle Escondido to RIDE!
    Sorry about the late start everyone. I should have balked early on knowing that I'd be breaking camp up at Camp May in the AM and then driving from LA to Taos. And then I also owe thanks to you all for waiting for my slow self on the the ride. It was a great time, but OMG... so much climbing! After two hard GITA days, my legs were noodles. oh well, it was worth it to *finally* ride the infamous SBT. I didn't get too many pics - here are a few...
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    Nice to finally meet you Kathleen.

    And the others too. Here's a few more shots.











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    "Someone must have put alcohol in my beer last night." ~ Mr. Richard Baty, Esq.


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    What a fun ride with a really diverse great group of people. Sorry I scared away the biggest elk I have ever seen before you guys got to the turnoff. He really scared the crap out of me, I don't think I need anymore eye to eye encounters with anything that large for a while.

    What was that whiskey again? I can still taste it.

    Nice to meet new people and catch up with old friends, you all come up and ride anytime, couch is normally open although you may have to wrestle for it.

    Skinny dehydrated guy with a beer and a half = drunk. It is fun to mess with Jim Beam, he only seems prickly.

    Good to see Maka back in the saddle and surly as ever.

    I forget the big red headed guys name but he can ride, nice to see a big dude stomping it.

    Good day, fun times.

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    What does "GITA" stand for?

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    Gaspin' in the Aspens

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    What does "GITA" stand for?

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    look at those colors! I really missed out. Glad you all had fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos

    What was that whiskey again? I can still taste it.



    Good day, fun times.
    That is Stranahans

    Was great riding with everyone. Wish I could of seen Todds mishap

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSweetleaf
    That is Stranahans
    Bottle ordered, thanks Tim. yummmm

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    Did anyone take a GPS track of the route on Sunday? I'd love to see a map view of what we did, as well as know the distance, climbing, and descending.

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    I realized I forgot to turn on my GPS about 2 hours into the ride. Typical for me. At that point I figured why bother. Greg usually rides with a GPS but I didn't notice one on his bike Sunday. I'm sure he can give some pretty accurate info regarding climb/mileage even if he didn't have one.
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    Don't despair.

    Quote Originally Posted by SSweetleaf
    Wish I could of seen Todds mishap
    There will be other opportunities. You just need to ride with us cycling mortals in the back of the pack.
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    I did not ride with GPS but I have for that ride a few times.

    I will post up the stats tonight as I am supposed to be working. So far today I have brewed a batch of beer, made some brandy and spent a couple of hours online. Whew, tough work, but now, to the grindstone!!

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    Well, I would love to post a beautiful map but there is a little problem with one section of the SBT. Right near Bear Spring, there is no elevation data. No matter how I try it, it always says no elevation data, I have ridden with the GPS up there a hundred times with the same result every time. Could someone smarter than me explain this please?

    So.. no profile, I did it by hand, should be very close as there is only one point with corrupted data.

    Robert did 32.18 miles
    We did 33.86

    Total climbing for the Jaracita crowd was (drum roll please)....4825. No wonder it hurt.

    Can't wait to do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    Well, I would love to post a beautiful map but there is a little problem with one section of the SBT. Right near Bear Spring, there is no elevation data. No matter how I try it, it always says no elevation data, I have ridden with the GPS up there a hundred times with the same result every time. Could someone smarter than me explain this please?

    So.. no profile, I did it by hand, should be very close as there is only one point with corrupted data.

    Robert did 32.18 miles
    We did 33.86

    Total climbing for the Jaracita crowd was (drum roll please)....4825. No wonder it hurt.

    Can't wait to do it again.
    No wonder I suffered so much! For a low-land desert dweller with zero elevation training this year and two big riding days prior to this BCT extravaganza, I'm feeling pretty good for just completing the ride

    I didn't mention it earlier, but special thanks go to Icegeek for reducing front brake drag and Jim Beam for truing up the rear wheel that was hitting the front derailleur... all while I lay gasping for air at that first big regrouping. All that extra drag on my Lenz for the grunt up was not a good thing for the slowest rider of the day!

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    She rocks....

    Yeah, until you guys got to the drop into Ojitos Canyon, then I know you Dirt Girl... I'm sure you weren't in the back of the pack any longer!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    Yeah, until you guys got to the drop into Ojitos Canyon, then I know you Dirt Girl... I'm sure you weren't in the back of the pack any longer!!!
    haha... Carrie and I were raging down that last chunky section together, picking off the boys one by one. It was great to find another chicka ripper! That girl needs a DH bike.

    Where were you and the lil woman? I was hoping to see you two on a GITA ride or two...

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    That was Rick, and he told me he had a great time, and really enjoyed the Jaracita (sp?) detour. He's having a good season since he got the Niner to complement his Enduro. Sorry that I didn't make it Sunday, Greg, as I was hoping to finally hook up and ride with you, but I had other plans that day. Thanks for showing my pal DG a good time!
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    I forget the big red headed guys name but he can ride, nice to see a big dude stomping it.
    We rejoice in our suffering, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character.

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    Agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe
    That was Rick, He's having a good season since he got the Niner to complement his Enduro.
    Rick has gotten alot stronger since the last time I rode w/him.
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    Glad to help.....

    Still trying to remember what you said, right after "I'm getting it from both ends"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam
    Still trying to remember what you said, right after "I'm getting it from both ends"...
    I think it was, "I'm being serviced by both ends"

    I'm still sorting through pix!

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    I was with y'all in spirit only this year ... but I have a good recording from riding with CRD and others last year. Looks like you guys started on the other side of Valle Escondido from where we started last year so I attached a gps recording I have of that from the 07 when I was bailing out there.

    So, here's a full tracklog and ride profile in case anyone wants it.

    TopoFusion says this adds up to ~5300 ft total climbing with ~7300 total descending.



    click here for sbt.gpx tracklog

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    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    haha... Carrie and I were raging down that last chunky section together, picking off the boys one by one. It was great to find another chicka ripper! That girl needs a DH bike.
    Oh you passed a guy, riding a hardtail, who fractured his pelvis this summer . So you ripped past a cripple,hahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by makachut
    Oh you passed a guy, riding a hardtail, who fractured his pelvis this summer . So you ripped past a cripple,hahahahaha

    oh b1tch, moan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    oh b1tch, moan.
    I said hahahahaha,I was laughing
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    Quote Originally Posted by makachut
    I said hahahahaha,I was laughing
    Oh you may have been laughing, but you were still making excuses!!

    At least Jim Beam didn't pass you on the uphill.

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    Glad to help...

    After the tune-up, you went down much faster that up!



    Quote Originally Posted by DurtGurl
    No wonder I suffered so much! For a low-land desert dweller with zero elevation training this year and two big riding days prior to this BCT extravaganza, I'm feeling pretty good for just completing the ride

    I didn't mention it earlier, but special thanks go to Icegeek for reducing front brake drag and Jim Beam for truing up the rear wheel that was hitting the front derailleur... all while I lay gasping for air at that first big regrouping. All that extra drag on my Lenz for the grunt up was not a good thing for the slowest rider of the day!
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