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    So, who's up for CDT? [mini ride report]

    Could not ask much more of the forcast

    I think I will be rolling out of Abq at 4pm, but could make other arrangements if someone wants to carpool. My plan is to help Doug scouting the blowdown and head back Saturday. I may be tempted to stay for the Sunday ride to Flat Mtn though.
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    For the record, CDT can be negotiated!

    But its not without it compromises I will let Doug give the full report, but here are a few pix and nuggets of info from the weekend.

    Saturday we cleared about 4 miles of trail until it just stopped in a little meadow. Doug and the others weren't feelin' it so I continued and slugged my way up the steep drainage to the blowdown. It was hell!







    ...and some things we just left to nature...yuk!







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    Sunday we approached the CDT from above. Caught the 736 trail and intersected 813 just above the Wilderness. I never saw any signs designating Wilderness, I am just assuming that. Of course we ran into the big snag, but luckily I had scouted the thing the day before so we were good to go! The whole loop was about 20 miles of the most scenic, epic ST that I have ever been blessed to ride. We have plans to cut in the 1.5 miles around the treefall next spring.





















    Note: They are lumbering the treefall, so it won't be long before we can reroute threw the worst of it. The rest of the trail just needs some reclamation and traffic so put it on ya'lls must ride list for next year

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    That trails looks absolutely stunning. Great photos. Even the one of the dead cow.

    I applaud all the work you guys did. How much more time to clear through the remainder? Looking forward to Doug's post....
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    Hey! I got the shock pump, thanks.

    With a good 10-15 man crew we could knock it out in a weekend. Cutting in new trails up there is easy. Its mostly just top soil. You need to get up there.

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    Looks great Brain, sorry I couldn't make it this weekend, I am still sick and haven't been on the bike since I rode up here with you guys, but I cant wait to get out there. Before you know it, we are going to have a trail system as nice and as organized as the ones up north. Thanks for all of your hard work.
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    Wow!

    Looks like an area worth re-claiming. If I can arrange it around work you can count me in for some trailwork next spring. The more advance notice the better. Thanks to all for your efforts.

    And cow $h!t is bad enough but that's too much! Hopefully the coyotes will make short work of it.
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    Nice pics B.

    That dude with the saw looks evil.
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    Here's a few more notable images:

    Did I mention Ken rocked the SS rigid 29'er



    Some of the trees were 18" in diameter



    More flowy ST



    ...and scenic views



    Picture of the meadow where the trail start to die



    You ride the ridge for about 6 miles with deep valleys to the left and to the right



    BIG carnes



    The scree fields were amazing



    Vistas





    ...and the 6 miles is almost all down hill



    with crazy SB's


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    But its not without it compromises I will let Doug give the full report, but here are a few pix and nuggets of info from the weekend.

    Saturday we cleared about 4 miles of trail until it just stopped in a little meadow. Doug and the others weren't feelin' it so I continued and slugged my way up the steep drainage to the blowdown. It was hell!
    Nice pics. Looks like this ride was better than the last one you took up there.
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    Yes it was. I think Jose and Paul must be very irritated right about now.

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    Great Pics

    Looks like another great time.
    Whats up for tonights ride?

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    Don't know if I can get out in the late afternoon. If I ride, it will probably be early afternoon.

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    Found some good beta on some CO trails and have a source for maps. Was thinking of heading up this weekend or next and potentially extending the stay into Monday or Tuesday.

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    Nice pictures Bryan! ...awesome job on the trail clearing to all of you guys
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    Plenty more to do Ramon... Next summer when it finally melts out, we'll get up there and get after it. By next fall we'll have a full trail to ride. I'm pretty confident in that.

    I ain't letting that trail just slip away...definitely a "Goat on a Mission" now!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGoat
    Plenty more to do Ramon... Next summer when it finally melts out, we'll get up there and get after it. By next fall we'll have a full trail to ride. I'm pretty confident in that.

    I ain't letting that trail just slip away...definitely a "Goat on a Mission" now!!!
    Cool!..next summer I'll be game for a work session or two...hopefuly I can work on building my stamina too in the mean while ...again kudos on the work to you all
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