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    Quaking Aspen Trail

    This past weekend my buddy and I decided to ignore the forecast of high wind and rain and investigate the Quaking Aspen trail, an easy singletrack near Ft. Wingate. It was also the inaugural trip for my new Motobecane Outcast 29, my first SS MTB.

    We did the loop consisting of Quaking Aspen, Turkey Nest Trail, and Y2K trail for a total of about 9+ miles. The first 3 and a half miles were a uphill through autumnal colors and a bit of bedrock followed by a nice winding singletrack down hill with some minor technical bits.

    Nice signage along the route.



    typical of the first section of the QA trail.



    The start of the bedrock.



    More bedrock.



    At the bottom of the valley, there was some mud. Nasty, sticky clay that will likely be with my bike to the scrapheap.


    All in all a fun ride and the oft-dismissed Moto Outcast performed well,

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    Just barely beat the rain myself on Saturday

    Zuni Mountain mud is brutal on gear, whatever you do, don't let it dry out.

    Check all your bearings too.
    A Useful Bear is a handy thing.

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    Yeah, I spent the night standing in the rain going over my whole bike. Some bits that were left to dry on my tires are like litttle beads of pottery right now. Thankfully my BB seems OK, but the headset is kinda crunchy.

    bf

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    I rode that trail a few weeks ago. bsieb, I will be that way tomorrow around noon. Want to show me the goods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    I rode that trail a few weeks ago. bsieb, I will be that way tomorrow around noon. Want to show me the goods?
    I'll be up at my cabin.

    Drive up to the end of the pavement, 3 miles beyond Quaking Aspen Trailhead, then take the second right turn after you hit the gravel. I'm all the way back on the right, shiny tin roof.

    The dog won't bite if you look like a biker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb
    I'll be up at my cabin.



    The dog won't bite if you look like a biker.
    Your dog is cool I will be there no later than 1:30!

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    OOPs! Posted from Crux's house! I will be there no later than 1:30pm.

    PM sent.

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    Thanks Bill...Thanks Andy!

    Perfect weather and perfect temps made for a sweet outing at Mcgaffey today. Thanks to Bill for showin' the Goods. Bill has a wonderful little cabin that I had planned on snapping just as sun was setting, but my lousy camera crapped out on me during our ride.

    Bill, you sure have yourself a little slice of heaven...thanks for sharing!






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