You're right--this is a good thread. I think some of those pics (at least that crazy descent) may be from Otero (but maybe not, I've only seen it once), which reminded me that thanks are in order to a couple of Bandos that I enjoyed a very memorable ride with out there. Not sure what exactly who is who based on y'alls MTBR names, but you guys know who you are.
And an extra thanks to the "Doctor" that pulled the branch out of my calf & injected antibiotics (hand-sanitizer) into the hole when I had a small mis-hap out there.
I don't know if it is because I didn't get to fully enjoy all of that trail due to the stick-in-leg incident, but for some reason, Otero is the trail I am most wanting to re-visit, which hopefully will happen very soon. There were a lot of things I didn't hit while I was there, and am hoping a healthy limb will allow me to attempt them when I make it back again.
Y'all have fun and be safe. Remember, the helmet works better strapped on your head, not your pack...
Well no in action shots, but had both front and back tires fail recently. They were new and as always running tubeless. Apparently the combo did not work out. Regardless when the dust settled I was resting on my helmet and right shoulder. Here is a pic of the bike as found.