The NM Trail Pix Thread

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  • 11-13-2013
    TheFist
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    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.
  • 11-13-2013
    Fuglio
    Faulty is one of the harder trails to climb... stopping often is nothing to be ashamed of.... have you ridden the foot hills much?
  • 11-13-2013
    TheFist
    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.
  • 12-09-2013
    The ///Man
    Re: The NM Trail Pix Thread
    Foothills Albuquerque.

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  • 12-09-2013
    jhazard
    Brrrrr...

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





    But, it can go away now :)
  • 12-09-2013
    MTBNate
    Excellent captures, as always.

    :thumbsup:
  • 12-14-2013
    mtbike52
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    Took a quick ride into Mars Ct., David Canyon. Only a few inches of snow, but tough going. Awesome day.
  • 12-22-2013
    jhazard
    Foothills Fun
    Lynn and RCC tinkering in the winter wonderland... (sorry for the wide-ish photo)

  • 12-24-2013
    MTB ABQ
    87043
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  • 12-24-2013
    jhazard
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  • 12-25-2013
    MTBNate
    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… :(
  • 12-25-2013
    jhazard
    Well, Happy Holidays then! Hope the temps stay with you a while!
  • 01-02-2014
    MTBNate
    Saw this today and was reminded of that dude, Neil:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al21QZZONUU#t=147


    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



    Kinda made us feel like wusses on our full squish bikes.

  • 03-01-2014
    jhazard
    JUST as it was starting to thaw and dry out, the rain and snow come back (thankfully!)...

  • 03-02-2014
    Stopbreakindown
    Gallup HDT (mentmore side)


  • 03-06-2014
    Fuglio
    Los Lunas, overlook trail.

    <a href=http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/?action=view&current=IMG_20140306_202506.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/IMG_20140306_202506.jpg border=0 alt=></a>


    Not sure if that ridge line is rideable. ..

    <a href=http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/?action=view&current=0306141728a.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0306141728a.jpg border=0 alt=></a>



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

    <a href=http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/?action=view&current=0306141729.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/0306141729.jpg border=0 alt=></a>
  • 05-27-2014
    AlienTrees
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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;
    Attachment 896469

    Halfway into the loop;
    Attachment 896468

    View east from the trail;
    Attachment 896466

    Some of the local fauna;
    Attachment 896470

    And wildflowers;
    Attachment 896471

    Video Edit;
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7eU1GDfpOY
  • 05-28-2014
    Tres Bottelas
    Thanks for the virtual tour, ATR! Looked like a perfect day for a flatland cruise.
  • 05-30-2014
    Klainmeister
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    Grabbed this one the other night: Attachment 897431
  • 05-30-2014
    bsieb
    ^Love it!
  • 05-30-2014
    Tres Bottelas
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bsieb View Post
    ^Love it!

    x2!
  • 05-31-2014
    Klainmeister
    Thanks guys, it was a beautiful day in Santa Fe
  • 06-01-2014
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Klainmeister View Post
    Grabbed this one the other night: Attachment 897431

    Well done!
  • 06-01-2014
    Klainmeister
    And a few more from a recent Winsor ride:



    Nice day in the aspens. :thumbsup:



    The creek is still running deep!
  • 06-04-2014
    HighSpeedChase
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    I haven't posted in here for awhile.

    Here are some random instagram shots.

    This is Otero/Gnasty intersection:

    Attachment 898759

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

    Attachment 898760

    :thumbsup:
  • 06-04-2014
    F.N.G
    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:

    Attachment 898759

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

    Attachment 898760

    :thumbsup:

    U the one sporting the yellow shoes last night
  • 06-04-2014
    HighSpeedChase
    No sir! I have black and orange shoes :D
  • 06-05-2014
    TheFist
    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.
  • 06-06-2014
    FireinMTB
    Rift Valley trail, taos.

  • 06-06-2014
    De La Pena
    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?
  • 06-07-2014
    Fuglio
    snake... kinda cool

    <a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/user/mrpea9999/media/20140604_194233.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/mrpea9999/20140604_194233.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 20140604_194233.jpg"/></a>
  • 06-08-2014
    FireinMTB
    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 ;)
  • 06-08-2014
    Klainmeister
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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:

    Attachment 899681

    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.

    Attachment 899685

    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.:thumbsup:
  • 06-08-2014
    De La Pena
    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.
  • 06-08-2014
    FireinMTB
    Nice el guapo! I love all of the older titus bikes, mine is also the last year they were actually made in Tempe, AZ.
  • 06-08-2014
    palerider
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    messin with camera
  • 06-09-2014
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    Rift Valley trail, taos.

    Nice bike and a great trail
  • 06-09-2014
    FireinMTB
    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
  • 06-09-2014
    MTBNate
    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. :)
  • 06-13-2014
    AlienTrees
    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhGwgKyXFB0
  • 06-13-2014
    TheFist
    Nice and clean.
  • 06-13-2014
    De La Pena
    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....
  • 06-15-2014
    FireinMTB
    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 :thumbsup: 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!)

  • 06-15-2014
    Tres Bottelas
    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.:thumbsup:
  • 06-15-2014
    FireinMTB
    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.
  • 06-15-2014
    Tres Bottelas
    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! :)
  • 06-15-2014
    FireinMTB
    <3, just sayin!
  • 06-15-2014
    Tres Bottelas
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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?

    Attachment 901267
  • 06-15-2014
    AlienTrees
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post

    Don't share the location of that one with too many people :thumbsup: 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
  • 06-15-2014
    AlienTrees
    Quote:

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

    Attachment 901267

    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.