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    Quote Originally Posted by JB505 View Post
    Where are those taken at that there is actually trees? I miss trees...and leaves....and stuff.
    There is a network of trails along the River between Bosque Farms & Los Lunas. It's a beautiful, almost magical, place to ride in the fall.
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    I'm definitely going to have to check that out. I'm from MI and miss that kind of scenery more than anything out here besides maybe lakes etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB505 View Post
    I'm definitely going to have to check that out. I'm from MI and miss that kind of scenery more than anything out here besides maybe lakes etc.
    Chip just added a couple more Bosque pix on his FB page, enjoy:

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    This dude was training on the log ride. against my will he was rescued by hippies.

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    but once the log ride was free of baby owls it was clear for take off.

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    Well its almost that time of year again, southern CO will be lit up with color in a few weeks. I decided last minute to head up to the CDT for the last of the summer riding. Got a solid 4 hours of riding, the trail was pretty mushy in the 1st 3ish miles, a few fallen trees over the trail. Also saw some bear tracks, the bears pretty much stripped all of the wild strawberries off the vines.

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    CDT is that is that continental divide? If you don't mind me asking where was this? We're wanting to do a camping trip 1st week of October to someplace new when my sons football season ends and I'd like to take my bike along.

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    Yea the continental divide trail. From Chana you will drive east 10 miles into Colorado on highway 17. Once u start climbing the pass near the top you will see a train bridge on the left and forest road 250 stay to the left and u will see camping spots and then trail 813 CDT. Last year I went in the beginning of October and it was dang cold, trail starts at 10,000 ft so nights are prob around 20ish.

    There are some others on the forum way more knowledgable than me on the CDT if you need more info. The trail is pretty cut and dry just stay to the left once u make it to flat top mtn. Don't forget your climbing legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridefast84 View Post
    Yea the continental divide trail. From Chana you will drive east 10 miles into Colorado on highway 17. Once u start climbing the pass near the top you will see a train bridge on the left and forest road 250 stay to the left and u will see camping spots and then trail 813 CDT. Last year I went in the beginning of October and it was dang cold, trail starts at 10,000 ft so nights are prob around 20ish.

    There are some others on the forum way more knowledgable than me on the CDT if you need more info. The trail is pretty cut and dry just stay to the left once u make it to flat top mtn. Don't forget your climbing legs.
    Thank you. Nice pics by the way.

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    Sorry north out of Chama.
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    ^^^^
    very cool, when's it open?
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    TSV Flow Trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
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    very cool, when's it open?
    Are you referring to the inbounds downhill trail? It's going to open sometime in June or July it's about half built now.
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    I'm referring to the lifts opening for bikes in general. Is it scheduled to open for the fall this year, or next summer? That flow trail looks pretty fun.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Not this year hopefully as soon as the snow melts in the Spring The short flow trail is in the village it's open

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    First snowfall of the season late night September 22. Rode up Frazer Mountain the following day. Found some ocean life near treeline.
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    I haven't seen Alien Run posted up, so here goes...

    GarminConnect link to Alien Run

    This trail is just under 9 miles around an old UFO crash site just north of Aztec, NM. Supposedly there are higher levels of radiation around this trail than any other area surrounding it - perhaps that is what make it so much fun - gives the skin a nice glow!



    Looks to be a great morning to hit the trail. Slightly overcast to start with, sun peaking out later.



    At the trailhead itself, a nice welcome sign to us MTB'ers.



    Here is where we start - along the slick rock, in and out of Pinion and Juniper trees up the canyon rim. It's all uphill from here, all the way to the Alien monument. Total elevation gain is 732 feet, with a starting point of of 6123 feet.





    The slickrock is a blast to ride, getting a bit technical in the bowls and walls.



    The trail has several spurs off the main leg if you feel like you need to work on your technical skills. I have tried the Black Hole once - once. I will try it again here soon when I get a bit more comfortable on the Goblin.



    The trail winds back inward from the ridge to some slightly technical rock outcroppings and more uphill fun.







    I still have yet to fully clear this section as this spot is a dead left hand turn between two boulders that is almost impossible to turn unless you hop the back tire to the right. Here is where you will climb back up the side of the cliff to the top, toward the high point of the loop.





    Once you get to the far eastern side of the loop, you come out onto a clearing where you will find the Alien monument. By looking at the overhead satellite map, you can almost make out the alien face that was made with river rock.







    After this point is the Outer Limits, a 4.5 mile out and back trail - something I have yet to try, but I hear it is more uphill. Not sure about you, but I am ready to cruise back and try my hand at some fast downhill.



    But first, more technical downward climbs. If you look close to where the shade is over the trail, there is an actual braking rut in the rock itself, about 4 inches deep.



    Once you clear the rocks, it's all about speed and agility. The Saiz brothers did an outstanding job on this trail as not one tree was cut down to make it - which means there are trees waiting to take your head off if you don't duck in time. You really have to be on your toes on the way back as it is fast as it is tight.



    The whole trip including picture taking was 1:01, which is a personal best. Without stopping, I think I can finally break the one hour mark.

    The bike was outstanding with only minor complaints. The biggest complaint was chain-slap and lots of it. No worries, nothing a Lizard Skin won't fix. The second was some squealing rear brakes about 3/4 the way through the trail. Again, only minor as I am sure I can rid that problem with a bit of brake maintenance.

    A big thumbs up to Airborne, and the Goblin - I had a great time on the bike and look forward to another round this coming weekend.

    Directions: Just North of Aztec, NM Highway 550, turn right at MM164. Stay to the left on CR2770, and turn left on CR2575 - at this intersection you will see a lot of natural gas wells/compressors. At the top of the hill, cross the cattle guard and make an immediate right, this is the entrance to the trailhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    I haven't seen Alien Run posted up, so here goes...
    Now is the time of year for that ride... Nice report and photos, btw.

    Been to Phil's yet? It's worth it, before the snow flies too much.
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    That alien trail looks awesome! Thanks for the pics! I want to definitely try it. I'm new to mntn. Biking and still struggling mightily with any off road rides but I definitely want to get better. I live in Abq. So its not that far be a good day out.

    Who is responsible for the sign? Apologize if I missed that info. I try and take the approach that anything is possible but can't really buy into the whole alien landing.

    At any rate, looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFist View Post
    That alien trail looks awesome! Thanks for the pics! I want to definitely try it. I'm new to mntn. Biking and still struggling mightily with any off road rides but I definitely want to get better. I live in Abq. So its not that far be a good day out.

    Who is responsible for the sign? Apologize if I missed that info. I try and take the approach that anything is possible but can't really buy into the whole alien landing.

    At any rate, looks awesome.
    A good place to ride if your just getting used to offroad is the bosque trail. No aliens just la llorona.

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    As for the sign, I am not sure who put that there but it is a stellar course. What I like most about the Alien Run is how the terrain changes throughout the whole course. Six different terrain transitions is enough to keep anyone happy!
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