Riding Otero in Dec??

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  • 11-30-2012
    MTBNate
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    Riding Otero in Dec??
    Today is the last day of Nov and it's hard to believe there isn't any snow in the east mts.

    Who's planning on getting some action in on Tunnel/Otero over the next 10 days or so - there is no better riding weather to be had, anywhere!

    :thumbsup:
  • 11-30-2012
    Calhoun
    Last year RCC and I had our last Otero ride mid-December. As much as I love the East, it needs to get buried in snow.
  • 11-30-2012
    ABQ_Biker
    5 or 6 years ago we had a winter where we were able to ride the east mtns over the entire winter. The forest was closed late that spring. Let it snow please and soon!
  • 11-30-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ABQ_Biker View Post
    5 or 6 years ago we had a winter where we were able to ride the east mtns over the entire winter. The forest was closed late that spring. Let it snow please and soon!

    I'm hoping it hits soon.
  • 12-01-2012
    MTBNate
    I managed to get trail bitten at Otero today. Resulted in a trip to urgent care but no stitches.

    It was a most unspectacular crash too. :(

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  • 12-01-2012
    Calhoun
    damn, gotta cover those knees!
  • 12-01-2012
    MTBNate
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    damn, gotta cover those knees!

    Yeah, it's time for em. Recommendations?
  • 12-02-2012
    Calhoun
    POC
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post

    How are they vs EVOs?
  • 12-03-2012
    Calhoun
    Not sure, I tried the 661 Evos on, but just in the store. The POCs have the same EVO material (foam? smart foam?)

    I do love the POCs though.
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Not sure, I tried the 661 Evos on, but just in the store. The POCs have the same EVO material (foam? smart foam?)

    I do love the POCs though.

    Light enough for regular riding?
  • 12-03-2012
    Calhoun
    if your video above is "regular riding" I'd say yes :D
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
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    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    if your video above is "regular riding" I'd say yes :D

    I need to revise my clip and add in the part about 30 seconds before the incident where I said, "This is fun!" as we were dropping down the canyon.

    :o
  • 12-03-2012
    yogiprophet
    [QUOTE=MTBNate;9926255]I managed to get trail bitten at Otero today. Resulted in a trip to urgent care but no stitches.

    It was a most unspectacular crash too. :(

    Front wheel washout.
    That happened to me last weekend in Red Mesa as I was going full speed. Damn! I went down hard too.
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
    I may have had too much air pressure up front. Managed to bend my rim a bit too.

    Gah.
  • 12-03-2012
    Fuglio
    What was it at?
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    What was it at?

    28-30ish
  • 12-03-2012
    Fuglio
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    28-30ish

    Na ... were you riding a rigid?
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Na ... were you riding a rigid?

    naw - Pivot 429 w/100mm travel
  • 12-03-2012
    bg2lk15
    The horizontal trees caught my eye... Can you still ride or will you miss this December weather?
  • 12-03-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bg2lk15 View Post
    The horizontal trees caught my eye... Can you still ride or will you miss this December weather?

    I'll be takin a break for a couple weeks, I'm afraid.

    :(
  • 12-03-2012
    Calhoun
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    28-30ish

    Should not have been a problem. At the bottom of that wash there is a rock perfectly placed in the middle of the trail (as long as nobody moves it...) I think you caught that rock with the wrong part of your tire and went down. Happened to me in the Sandias. I flew headfirst into a stump and nearly knocked myself out. Busted my glasses, dented my helmet, and put an incurable wobble in the front wheel.
  • 12-04-2012
    supramk388
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Should not have been a problem. At the bottom of that wash there is a rock perfectly placed in the middle of the trail (as long as nobody moves it...) I think you caught that rock with the wrong part of your tire and went down.

    Yeah, looked like the "rock" took him out. Maybe the rock bandits missed that one.

    Nate IXS makes some good knee pads as well.
  • 12-04-2012
    bg2lk15
    Skerry's Rule: if the rock is loose, take it out. Looks like that one is still very solid, in spite of the dry weather. Been there many years and probably surprised a lot of folk.
  • 12-04-2012
    MTBNate
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    Originally Posted by bg2lk15 View Post
    Skerry's Rule: if the rock is loose, take it out. Looks like that one is still very solid, in spite of the dry weather. Been there many years and probably surprised a lot of folk.

    I've been thru that section many many times and never had any concerns.

    Just got jacked up this time.

    Oh well, $hit happens - it's all part of the game.

    :D