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    Sandia Ranger District Lifting all Fire Restrictions 8am July 16th (tomorrow)!

    Just watch out and don't do the classic ride on muddy trail. It's no good for the trail and it's not much fun dragging a 70lb bike back to the car.

    Have fun!

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    Thanks for the update Kerry!
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

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    *Happy Dance*

    Now if only it would actually let up for a day or two so we don't have a dead kitten 70lb bike scenario like Kerry mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warimono View Post
    *Happy Dance*

    Now if only it would actually let up for a day or two so we don't have a dead kitten 70lb bike scenario like Kerry mentioned.
    Very wet up here today. Rained most of the morn. Going to be awesome after it quits. In the meantime, love all the rain. See you on the trail.
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    *Cough Cough*

    I think I'm feeling something coming on...summer colds are the worst.

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    Is tuners/Otero proper too wet to ride right now? I was planning on hittin it right at 0800 tomorrow but I don't want kitten blood on my hands. Whaddayathink?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biklophile View Post
    Is tuners/Otero proper too wet to ride right now? I was planning on hittin it right at 0800 tomorrow but I don't want kitten blood on my hands. Whaddayathink?
    Depends on if we get more rain overnight. If we don't, then I think it will be ok with those few typical wet spots. I know you know those spots. Figures I would have to work early tomorrow.
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    No overnight rain but ground is still pretty wet and soft.
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    Thanks for the update Steve.
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    I was in and around Cedro earlier today and still seems pretty soft. I'd guess the trails west of the highway may be fine for the most part as they tend to drain a little better. Birdhouse being a new trail may be a little soft in spots (gotta get up there and repack those turns while the soil is moist.... I'd maybe stick to everything north of the David Canyon area as that's probably soft, muddy, etc.

    From a dust bowl to a mud bog...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skerry00 View Post
    I was in and around Cedro earlier today and still seems pretty soft. I'd guess the trails west of the highway may be fine for the most part as they tend to drain a little better. Birdhouse being a new trail may be a little soft in spots (gotta get up there and repack those turns while the soil is moist.... I'd maybe stick to everything north of the David Canyon area as that's probably soft, muddy, etc.

    From a dust bowl to a mud bog...
    You pretty much hit it right on the head. Didn't do Tunnel but Otero is in real good shape. A few soft spots but not bad. Some ruts where there has been some water flowing. On up towards three bottles it is a little wetter. I got enough mud pack on my tires to make the rocks a little slick. But not enough to make you want to clean your tires off. Everything on 3-Bottles is good to go. Man it was good to get out there and hit some $h1t
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    I've been lurking on this forum for a while. New to MTB, but what I've done so far I'm in love. Got a bike about 3 weeks before the forest closed, so I'm exited to get after it once again. Is Otero dry enough for a good ride? I went there the day after I got my bike and it ate my lunch, I'm looking for retribution..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blendedfamily View Post
    I've been lurking on this forum for a while. New to MTB, but what I've done so far I'm in love. Got a bike about 3 weeks before the forest closed, so I'm exited to get after it once again. Is Otero dry enough for a good ride? I went there the day after I got my bike and it ate my lunch, I'm looking for retribution..
    Like I just said, Otero is good to go. Might change depending on the rain of the day. Go get some retribution.
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    Just roade Tunnel-Otero-West Ridge-Birdhouse. All good to ride. Tunnel got some major debris flow from the recent rain so watch out.

    I'm watching rain come over the Sandias now so it might be wet by tomorrow...

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    Minor mud in the normal spots nothing crazy.. like kerry said tunnel got a face lift glad i climed it cause it could be dangerous coming down

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    Road bike goes back to the barn until next summer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bg2lk15 View Post
    Road bike goes back to the barn until next summer...
    Same here...but mostly because my rear wheel decided to taco itself this morning when a spoke let go. Guess I shouldn't curb-hop on 120psi road wheels, but what can I say? Road biking is boring as hell.

    And wouldn't ya know it, I came down with an actual ear infection. Hopefully the antibiotics will have done most of their work by Saturday...this weekend looks real nice.

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    so, not that anybody cares, but I rode Otero and didnt die. Like reported, a tad bit of mud in some spots, but not too bad.

    What else is fun up there for suckas like me?

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    Blended: Stop by the ranger station and get a map! There are a hundred miles of trails up there. Try Coyote next, or Pine Flats, or Tunnel, or Lower Pine. Poker Chip is awesome!

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    3rd post and 3rd stupid question: where the heck is the ranger station?

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    The Ranger Station is on the left side of the road when you leave Tijeras.
    Only about 1/4 mile from the stop light. You can ask at the front desk for a map of the trail system.

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    Ranger Station

    The ranger station is just south of Tijeras on the east side of 337

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=range...m&z=15&iwloc=A

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