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    Quote Originally Posted by dampa View Post
    White Mesa a couple months back.






    Nice!
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    Getting one last run in before closures


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    Was too lazy today, ended up in the catbox just before sundown...





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    You sure take impressive pics.

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    Thank you, appreciated. Trying not to be so sloppy, but it was hot today
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    Northside. Newly rebuilt section on Gold Camp trail The NM Trail Pix Thread-hikeabike.2.jpg

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    Further along the Gold Camp trailThe NM Trail Pix Thread-p6145887.2.jpg
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    The NM Trail Pix Thread

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    Bull of the WoodsThe NM Trail Pix Thread-p6185996.2.jpgFrazer MountainThe NM Trail Pix Thread-p6186013.2.jpg

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    Frazer Mountain from Bull of the WoodsThe NM Trail Pix Thread-frazer-mountain.jpg

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    Had some fun up at Pajarito today!







    Oh and i crashed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighSpeedChase View Post
    Had some fun up at Pajarito today!







    Oh and i crashed!

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    Saw your bike as we were exiting the trail!
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    Pajarito Love

    A few Bandos made it up to Pajarito today. Sorry the focus is a bit off guys, was in a hurry - and manual focus lenses are tricky on the fly.

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    Hope you're alright!!
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    Still frame grab from GoPro vid. Crash exits the spiral as I enter...

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    Was great to find this thread on this site. Just went through all 9 pages. I'm totally new to mntn. biking and I just bought my son and I new bikes and can't wait to ride some of these trails.

    Thanks for sharing these pics.

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    Yeti's rock. Have a 2008 Yeti 575 with Talas 36 100, 130, 160. Love it.
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    Hey jhazard, where is that? I'd love to ride it!

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    The Spiral thingy? That's at Pajarito Mountain. They're only open select days throughout the summer, but its worth checking out. Some steepest, gnarliest terrain you're likely to find in the Southwest, but they also have tiered trail structure so there's from easy to crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTeenMTBWithManyQs View Post
    Hey jhazard, where is that? I'd love to ride it!
    It's called the corkscrew. Pajarito. Lots of cool features to play on there.
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    Taos 2013-

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    The NM Trail Pix Thread

    Nice! I rode SBT yesterday. Beautiful conditions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Trail Photos by Chip Simons






    Where are those taken at that there is actually trees? I miss trees...and leaves....and stuff.

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    One of my many pictures. Just started getting back into biking since i lived in MI where i pretty much only did city riding. This is taken in Alb up by Copper and Tramway.

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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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    ^^^^
    very cool, when's it open?
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    TSV Flow Trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    ^^^^
    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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    A good place to ride if your just getting used to offroad is the bosque trail. No aliens just la llorona.
    Thanks, I've ridden, or rode, however is correct, the Bosque a few times. Its a good place. I've done well there because its basically flat.

    The west side of the Sandias is what has really killed me. Literally every 100 yards I'm stopping and sucking wind with my chest and legs burning. Its pretty sad.

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    Faulty is one of the harder trails to climb... stopping often is nothing to be ashamed of.... have you ridden the foot hills much?

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    I've only done the foothills twice. The area around the menaul parking spot. Wanted to go today but isn't going to work out time wise.

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    Re: The NM Trail Pix Thread

    Foothills Albuquerque.

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    Brrrrr...

    Well, wasn't that cold Saturday. Snow wasn't too bad either...





    But, it can go away now
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    Excellent captures, as always.

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    Took a quick ride into Mars Ct., David Canyon. Only a few inches of snow, but tough going. Awesome day.
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    Foothills Fun

    Lynn and RCC tinkering in the winter wonderland... (sorry for the wide-ish photo)

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    Some randoms from recent ventures...

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    It's odd that it is far colder and snowier back in ABQ than in Germany at the moment. We've had ZERO snow and temps on Xmas Eve were in the low 50s - biergarten wetter.

    However, I fully expect a drastic change is luring right around the corner…
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    Well, Happy Holidays then! Hope the temps stay with you a while!
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    Saw this today and was reminded of that dude, Neil:




    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Meet Neil.

    He was rippin' up the N Foothills this eve, Old Skool Style on a BMX bike, cotton work gloves, his drink bottle in the front pocket of his jeans and all.

    Great dude and a good rider full of Passion! :thumb:

    Saw this today and was reminded of this post:

    A lesson in history Kathy Sessler - YouTube



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    JUST as it was starting to thaw and dry out, the rain and snow come back (thankfully!)...

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    Gallup HDT (mentmore side)



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    Los Lunas, overlook trail.

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    Not sure if that ridge line is rideable. ..

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    I think I won a gold medal in the seat post Olympics.

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    Horsethief Mesa

    May 22 first time I rode this trail. Pretty ride yet not very technical. The downhill sections are short and sweet and the rest of the trail has some flow.

    First overlook along the rim;
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    Halfway into the loop;
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    View east from the trail;
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    Some of the local fauna;
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    And wildflowers;
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    Thanks for the virtual tour, ATR! Looked like a perfect day for a flatland cruise.

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    Grabbed this one the other night: The NM Trail Pix Thread-kimoverlookingsantafeinternet_zpsa71bdbe1.jpg

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    ^Love it!
    I ride with the best dogs.




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    ^Love it!
    x2!

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    Thanks guys, it was a beautiful day in Santa Fe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
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    Well done!
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    And a few more from a recent Winsor ride:



    Nice day in the aspens.



    The creek is still running deep!

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    I haven't posted in here for awhile.

    Here are some random instagram shots.

    This is Otero/Gnasty intersection:

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    And I don't think this one needs any introduction:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighSpeedChase View Post
    I haven't posted in here for awhile.

    Here are some random instagram shots.

    This is Otero/Gnasty intersection:

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    U the one sporting the yellow shoes last night

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    No sir! I have black and orange shoes
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    Man, I really want to try and ride this Mars Court place. I tore my plantar fascia and doc says I'm still 4 weeks from riding or hiking. I'm going crazy not being able to do anything.

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    Rift Valley trail, taos.


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    Is that an El Guapo frame? I have been considering building one up. Even if it's not I really dont know a lot about Titus. How do you like it?
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    snake... kinda cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bobby9 View Post
    Is that an El Guapo frame? I have been considering building one up. Even if it's not I really dont know a lot about Titus. How do you like it?
    This is a 2009 Titus MotoLiteII frame, and I love it. It's a great all rounder trail bike, 130mm travel front and rear, carbon rear triangle for rigidity and lightness. It's a great looking bike that gets me tons of compliments, rides twisty singletrack and climbs like a beast, while instilling confidence on the descents. It's a good "do it all" one bike quiver.

    With this fork it's about a 68.75 head angle, so not as "aggressive" as some of the kids now days like, but it's perfect for me. I can out-climb people in better shape because it pedals so well and tracks so straight. I can hang with my buddy on his 6" giant reign on all but the gnarliest descents as well.

    Anyways, I do love it. Built up to around 27lbs with beefy parts. Just rode a gnarly downhill trail yesterday that opens up into some mellow singletrack. It completely kills it in all terrains. Certainly not the end-all of bikes or anything but it's the nicest bike I've had so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bobby9 View Post
    Is that an El Guapo frame? I have been considering building one up. Even if it's not I really dont know a lot about Titus. How do you like it?
    I have an El Guapo and can give you a lot of info on it:

    The NM Trail Pix Thread-elguapo_zps711d9664.jpg

    It's one of the older one's still considered an Arizona native (has the setting sun headbadge). I'm running a Marzocchi 55 ti up front and the Marzocchi Roco WC coil (400lb) in the rear, CB Iodine wheels, CB bars, seatpost and stem...2x10 FSA cranks with the Blackspire-twinty chainguide and 11-36 rear with x9. Shimano SLX brakes of course.

    Now with that outta the way, let me say this: it's probably still one of the best AM bikes I know of. Pedaling efficiency on the uphills is crazy good and once you open up the rear shock on the descent, it becomes so bottomless that you think you're on a FR bike. The frame itself is gorgeous and I get tons of compliments on it. With the CB wheelset, it's very stiff in all the right ways and I appreciate the somewhat XC-ish geo vs some of the more slack rides out there. The payoff is that I earn my turns, including the long and steep climbs in Moab without issue. The Horst-link is just plain phenomenal.

    The NM Trail Pix Thread-yayguapo_zps5ffc0614.jpg

    With the build above, it's about 32lbs. People scoff at that, but considering I have front and rear coils that are unreal smooth, it's worth it. My prior build was closer to 29.5lbs, but I am not chasing grams.

    I do not recommend the stock rear shock--the Monarch RC is junk. I tested out a Kashima RP23 and it was a big improvement before I pulled the trigger on the coil. There's a second mount point for a coil shock since they're behavior is different (smart engineering) and I have never been happier.

    Alright, thread-jack over.

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    Very cool. Thanks for feed back from both of you, and the info on the Monarch. Looks like a Titus build is in my future.
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    Nice el guapo! I love all of the older titus bikes, mine is also the last year they were actually made in Tempe, AZ.

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    messin with camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    Rift Valley trail, taos.
    Nice bike and a great trail
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    Palerider, is that angelfire? Sweet jump! No offense but the picture effects are terrible :P

    Also, MTBNate i love some of the pics you have uploaded. Those sandia trails look beautiful, will have to bring my bike to the city and have some fun one of these days.

    Make sure to send a PM if you end up in Taos, I'm always down to ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    Palerider, is that angelfire? Sweet jump! No offense but the picture effects are terrible :P

    Also, MTBNate i love some of the pics you have uploaded. Those sandia trails look beautiful, will have to bring my bike to the city and have some fun one of these days.

    Make sure to send a PM if you end up in Taos, I'm always down to ride
    Will do, but I'm living in Europe for the time being.
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    Taos Trail Secret (?)

    This may be the sickest short (1-2 mile) gravity fed trail in Taos. Several mile ride up to access it and way worth it.


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    Nice and clean.

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    Reminds me a lot of what the Cochiti Ultimate used to be before it burned. 3 hours climbing from Dixons and 10-15 minutes flying down the back. It was perhaps the fastest singletrack in NM. I miss that place....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATR View Post
    This may be the sickest short (1-2 mile) gravity fed trail in Taos. Several mile ride up to access it and way worth it.
    Cool video man, and you are right about it being one of the best flowy singletrack around. Won't be giving away the location, but that trail is called torley mills (sp?). It actually connects and keeps on truckin after that road you stopped on. Also, there are quite a few other trails to ride in that area too if you know about em.

    Don't share the location of that one with too many people Also, we should ride! Just rode that exact trail (then back up, and out the other way) on friday. Pic is from a month ago or so, but same trail. Pic is from about 1:24 in your video.


    Also, just to whore out my bike some more (new seatpost REALLY kicks ass!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6bobby9 View Post
    Reminds me a lot of what the Cochiti Ultimate used to be before it burned. 3 hours climbing from Dixons and 10-15 minutes flying down the back. It was perhaps the fastest singletrack in NM. I miss that place....
    Yup, but Cochiti had tech! Which, is something this trail is obviously missing.

    Are you talking about dropping down the back side to Los Conchas/East Fork?

    I'm glad you brought it up, bobby69. We should consider "reinventing" sections of Cochiti. We MTB'ers have a friend in the Forest Service up there in Los Alamos who is mighty handy with a chainsaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post
    Yup, but Cochiti had tech! Which, is something this trail is obviously missing.
    That section of trail maybe, yes. However, the "punisher" line that you can ride/hike up and links into the trail posted has more tech lines than you can shake a stick at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    That section of trail maybe, yes. However, the "punisher" line that you can ride/hike up and links into the trail posted has more tech lines than you can shake a stick at.
    Don't you shake your stick at me, Mister!

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    <3, just sayin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    <3, just sayin!
    Here is a wild stab at your secret trail. Am I warm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post

    Don't share the location of that one with too many people Also, we should ride! Just rode that exact trail (then back up, and out the other way) on friday. Pic is from a month ago or so, but same trail.
    Haha yeah no prob, I was skeptical about even posting this video, after thinking on it for a while decided it was too sweet of a ride not too. Before we dropped into this section my rear derailleur was caught in the wheel and the hangar snapped (cause I wasn't thinking after a long hot ride up and failed to shift to a higher gear on a short rocky downhill) so I was riding this trail with the chain tight and in 3rd, thanking gravity for the fuel.

    This trail was the cleanest I've seen it. The "punisher" line too, could use some work in some of the steep washed out sections, but whomever has been working that trail the past few years, nice work it's awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post
    Here is a wild stab at your secret trail. Am I warm?

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    Kind of close but not quite. Gavilan would be a fun ride, esp linked from Gold Hill, it's part of the Columbine Hondo WSA so not legal to ride.

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