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    Good job! Taos Gorge West Rim Trail Ride

    Spent Mon-Wed in Taos. Had a great time but didn't have time to hit trails above Taos so I hit the West Rim Trail and rode all over Taos itself. Fun!!!

    Trail Info:

    West Rim Trail, 18 Mile Round-trip
    The West Rim Trail tracks along the top of the 700-foot-deep Ro Grande Gorge near Taos. Start from the rest area on U.S. 64 just west of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Suitable for beginners, the trail presents only minor ups and downs. Much of it is relatively smooth, but loose basalt rocks will rattle wheels in places. There is no shade; ride early during warm weather. The trail ends at a parking spot one-half mile north of N.M. 567. (Round-trip,18 miles) Option: Continue to the road and into the gorge. Paved on top, N.M. 567 is maintained but wash-boarded gravel from the rim to Taos Junction Bridge, a winding three miles and 700 feet down and back up. Get water at the bridge campground. Contact: Bureau of Land Management, Taos, (505) 758-8851.
    Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (only got 2 pix with my good cam when the battery died and I didnt have a charger)

    *That white spec is the remains of what looked like a jeep that went over the side of the canyon




    West Rim of the Rio Grande Gorge Trail 9 mile out and 9 mile back (didn't descend into the canyon tho):













    Rio Grande at the southern end of the Taos Box:








    FJ at rest (Sage Brush Inn):


    Kickin' back at Eske's Brew Pub on the porch... ahhhh....
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    On the way into Alb from Moriarty on I-40 Sunday eve, the sunset was ON FIRE over the Sandias!

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    Nice, Nate.

    Lets ride tomorrow.

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    Nice photos Nate. I'm disappointed that I no longer see a Tecate shim in your seat post, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotmilky
    Nice photos Nate. I'm disappointed that I no longer see a Tecate shim in your seat post, though.
    hahaha! I sold that exogid RacerX and bought a Pivot Mach 429. I like it a LOT betta!

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    Photo was taken at The Foothills Trail just before the Turner Demo by my photographer bud.

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    Great bike...........Great pictures..............CF.

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