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  • 11-29-2012
    BluePanda
    Los Alamos...
    I'm moving to my new Job in Los Alamos in January -- any local riders? :D
  • 11-29-2012
    nealpederson
    Welcome to LA BluePanda, there's ton's of incredible riding here! There's a few of us who frequent this board fairly often and I'm sure they'll welcome you when they see your post. Winter riding is usually fairly minimal until Feb-March due to snow but so far the way this winter's going we've been riding everything. When there is snow in town it's a short trip to places like Nambe and La Tierra in Santa Fe. Feel free to give me a PM when you get to town.
  • 11-29-2012
    rodmccrady
    You'll live near a trailhead
    Welcome to town! The riding here is excellent, and there are many trails right in town. No driving necessary. The Tuff Riders are the local MTB club. We have two weekly rides and more. Search for Tuff Riders on Facebook or PM me (or Neal) to get connected.
  • 11-29-2012
    Calhoun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BluePanda View Post
    I'm moving to my new Job in Los Alamos in January -- any local riders? :D

    lucky dog, great trails in LA
  • 11-30-2012
    RoundRockTJ
    I need a job at the lab. Can someone please hook me up? :)
  • 11-30-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RoundRockTJ View Post
    I need a job at the lab. Can someone please hook me up? :)

    Good luck:

    https://jobs.lanl.gov/OA_HTML/RF.jsp...FWRkGUjEyAXZMA..


    :D
  • 12-02-2012
    Blister Butt
    Los Alamos has wonderful trails. The Tuff Riders are a good group to ride with. There are plenty of lone wolves out there like me and others to ride with as well. Most anyone here would be happy to hook you up. If you select a home in Los Alamos (not White Rock), there will undoubtedly be some kind of trail access within easy biking distance to your front door. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    --Jim
  • 12-03-2012
    NuMexJoe
    Welcome. I'll echo what Neal, Rod and Jim said; even if you're not into the group ride scene, rolling with the Tuffriders would be a good way to become familiar with most of the local trails.
    - Joe
  • 12-04-2012
    BluePanda
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodmccrady View Post
    Welcome to town! The riding here is excellent, and there are many trails right in town. No driving necessary. The Tuff Riders are the local MTB club. We have two weekly rides and more. Search for Tuff Riders on Facebook or PM me (or Neal) to get connected.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Blister Butt View Post
    Los Alamos has wonderful trails. The Tuff Riders are a good group to ride with. There are plenty of lone wolves out there like me and others to ride with as well. Most anyone here would be happy to hook you up. If you select a home in Los Alamos (not White Rock), there will undoubtedly be some kind of trail access within easy biking distance to your front door. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    --Jim

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NuMexJoe View Post
    Welcome. I'll echo what Neal, Rod and Jim said; even if you're not into the group ride scene, rolling with the Tuffriders would be a good way to become familiar with most of the local trails.
    - Joe


    AWESOME. I was out there working as a student after my freshman year in the summer of 2009.

    I rode with the TuffRiders then...I don't recall any names -- but there was a nice lady that loaned me a bike for the summer (after watching my fail with an old huffy a few weeks I think she just felt bad).

    It's going to take a bit to get used to the altitude now that I've been on the coast for the past 3 years -- but I'm VERY excited!!

    Edit: Also just found the group on FB. :) Looking forward to getting to know some of you and looking forward to learning a lot too! :thumbsup:
  • 12-04-2012
    wyatt79m
    Sooo Lucky, Id love to find a job there.
  • 12-09-2012
    BluePanda
    I hope a bunch of you are good with working on bikes too...I can't manage to get mine quite right still...

    Riding around in the driveway I lost the chain of the front and free-spun to fall off my bike...it was pretty humorous but I've got a lovely bruise to say otherwise.

    I had it working well a couple weeks ago -- perhaps the neglect to ride in a couple weeks is my repayment.
  • 12-09-2012
    De La Pena
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BluePanda View Post
    It's going to take a bit to get used to the altitude now that I've been on the coast for the past 3 years -- but I'm VERY excited!!

    If you ride 3-4 times a week for 45 minutes it will take approximately 3 weeks to fully acclimate.
  • 12-09-2012
    rodmccrady
    Tuff Rider bike work party
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BluePanda View Post
    I hope a bunch of you are good with working on bikes too...I can't manage to get mine quite right still...

    Riding around in the driveway I lost the chain of the front and free-spun to fall off my bike...it was pretty humorous but I've got a lovely bruise to say otherwise.

    I had it working well a couple weeks ago -- perhaps the neglect to ride in a couple weeks is my repayment.

    We had one suggestion from a Tuff Rider to have a bike work party during the winter months. This might work out for you. I'll make sure it gets posted on the Tuff Riders Facebook page.
  • 12-10-2012
    BluePanda
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodmccrady View Post
    We had one suggestion from a Tuff Rider to have a bike work party during the winter months. This might work out for you. I'll make sure it gets posted on the Tuff Riders Facebook page.

    Yes! This would be GREAT! :):thumbsup:
  • 12-10-2012
    MTBNate
    A Wrench Night!

    Not to be confused with Wench Night.

    :D
  • 12-10-2012
    Calhoun
    can't you have both?
  • 12-10-2012
    BluePanda
    BEWZ and BIKES...proper I think...
  • 12-11-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    can't you have both?

    sounds too good to possibly be true

    :skep:
  • 12-11-2012
    NuMexJoe
    You might consider PMing Blister Butt. I think he could hook you up with a good, honest wrench. I'd recommend against the Bike Doc. He's often rude and only an average mechanic, from all the stories I've heard.
    - Joe
  • 12-11-2012
    BluePanda
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NuMexJoe View Post
    You might consider PMing Blister Butt. I think he could hook you up with a good, honest wrench. I'd recommend against the Bike Doc. He's often rude and only an average mechanic, from all the stories I've heard.
    - Joe


    I've actually heard of the Bike Doc before -- but never met the guy. I will keep Blister Butt on my list of "good" people. :)

    Thanks for the tip Joe! I'm overly excited to get out to NM already!!

    Edit: For you locals -- I found a house in Espanola to rent and we're signed and ready to move in!! Ahhh...January 18th we'll be getting in -- who wants to unload the truck...haha jk, but seriously looking forward to all! :D
  • 12-11-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BluePanda View Post
    Edit: For you locals -- I found a house in Espanola to rent and we're signed and ready to move in!!

    Ese.. que paso vato?

    http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/...vatoslocos.png
  • 12-11-2012
    Jim Beam
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BluePanda View Post
    I found a house in Espanola to rent and we're signed and ready to move in!! :D

    Dude. If you're serious - BIG mistake. Time to get a Doberman, a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd, a security system, a few sidearms, and a big insurance policy.
  • 12-11-2012
    BluePanda
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    Dude. If you're serious - BIG mistake. Time to get a Doberman, a Rottweiler, a German Shepherd, a security system, a few sidearms, and a big insurance policy.

    Not really what I want to hear -- but yes, I am serious. We've been looking a lot for housing and ended up with this one in Espanola. It's off a private road and doesn't look too bad. Guy that lives there has three kids (rather young ones too) so it must be a "better" area than you say.

    Our two cats won't put up much a fight -- but at least insurance can replace some things...if worse comes to worse.

    :eek:
  • 12-11-2012
    rogerfromco
    White Rock is where most of the folks I know live.
  • 12-11-2012
    De La Pena
    Espanola is a rough town, even more so for an "outsider". As a fellow rider, our unwritten code is to warn others of oncoming traffic, so be careful. You won't be in Kansas anymore. Keep your bike indoors, never leave it on the car rack, locked up or not, ever.