T'is the season...

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  • 11-19-2012
    MTBNate
    T'is the season...
    Night Riding the N. Foothills
    (ABQ, NM)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...99427655EC.jpg
  • 11-19-2012
    notaknob
    Yay! flextime! I hit Otero today at 2 p.m. for the first time since August.
  • 11-19-2012
    skerry00
    I love night riding but I'm with notaknob, if I can, I squeeze in a ride during the middle of the day. Of course we both work for the big green machine....

    You're back riding? Good to hear.
  • 11-19-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by notaknob View Post
    Yay! flextime! I hit Otero today at 2 p.m. for the first time since August.

    You lucky USFS bastids. It's night rides for me on weekdays. I do have two arc-HID Light and Motion lights, but one of my battery packs died.

    I would like to find a suitable replacement battery and ideas/suggestions appreciated!

    http://www.universalcycles.com/image...dium/15024.jpg
  • 11-19-2012
    bg2lk15
    [You're back riding? Good to hear.]

    Probably without his doctor's OK. But I can understand trying to deal with the severe withdrawal symptoms...
  • 11-19-2012
    ridefast84
    Nate, Try batteries plus.
  • 11-19-2012
    kinsler
    Nate- I may have an extra battery. I bought it accidentally for my Stella and never returned it. I'll dig around the garage and PM you if I find it.
  • 11-20-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kinsler View Post
    Nate- I may have an extra battery. I bought it accidentally for my Stella and never returned it. I'll dig around the garage and PM you if I find it.

    That'd be awesome, thanks.

    :thumbsup:
  • 11-20-2012
    mtbike52
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by notaknob View Post
    Yay! flextime! I hit Otero today at 2 p.m. for the first time since August.

    Thought I saw your truck there on my way home. Bet it felt good to get back out again. I'm going to ride today around 1-2. Can you sneek out again? That is if you dont hurt to much from yesterdays ride.:D
  • 11-20-2012
    skerry00
    In the dark or during the day, Otero is in great shape. Just got back from a three hour ride and the trails are in perfect condition. The new trail is packing in well and getting faster....gotta trim a few more trees though.
  • 11-20-2012
    NuMexJoe
    Nate, you may know this already and wish to stick with L&M, but you can get a complete light/batt/mount system with an equivalent amount of output now for less than you'll pay for that replacement battery. Just do an ebay search for XML T6 4400mah, or check the last couple pages on the super-long thread on the lighting board here on MTBR.
    - Joe
  • 11-20-2012
    cactuskiss
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    Enjoying the Southern Foothills at night.
  • 11-20-2012
    MTBNate
    Amen, bro.. amen.

    :thumbsup:
  • 11-20-2012
    ridefast84
    Is parking at the trail heads legal at night? If i remember right the trail heads close about 6ish (don't want my truck locked in) and there are no parking signs near the trail heads? I really don't feel like pissing off people by parking in front of their houses.
  • 11-20-2012
    MTBNate
    I believe Michial M. Emery (Bear Canyon) Trailhead closes at 9 PM..? Might be 7PM during the winter months??????
  • 11-20-2012
    F.N.G
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    I believe Michial M. Emery (Bear Canyon) Trailhead closes at 9 PM..? Might be 7PM during the winter months??????

    That is correct. I believe all are those hours.
  • 11-20-2012
    ridefast84
    Good to know!
  • 11-20-2012
    Fuglio
    The best places to park are the streets just before the gates of the montgomery menaul amd indian school trail heads. The home owners dont mind us, just drunken teenagers. Get out and start night riding.


    The views cant be beat
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    Purdy colors (dont forget to bring a towel)
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    The dark makes fun trails more fun
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    Changimg light makes for cool pics
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  • 11-21-2012
    cactuskiss
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fuglio View Post
    Changing light makes for cool pics

    This is my favorite time.
  • 11-25-2012
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ridefast84 View Post
    Nate, Try batteries plus.

    Checked there Fri - they didn't have anything that would work.

    Thanks for the tip tho.