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    XPOST: Cloudcroft, NM

    The National Recreation Rim Trail is spectacular, challenging, 31.2 mile long trail that begins at the southern end of Cloudcroft and ends at the Sacramento River Road south of Sunspot. The top three quarters of a mile is non-motorized. The rest of the trail south of Slide is a popular section for off-road motorcycles. Breaking the trail up into sections is easy as there are multiple trailheads along the route. The trail itself is a huge roller-coaster of long climbs and long descents on a rocky and loamy mix that snakes through the thick forest of pines and aspens; beautiful and demanding at the same time.

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    Good stuff~

    Thanks for letting us hitch a ride!

    How did you manage the shuttle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post
    Good stuff~

    Thanks for letting us hitch a ride!

    How did you manage the shuttle?
    Thanks!

    Shuttles? We don't need no stinkin' shuttles!



    We did an out-n-back. No denying there was lots of climbing.
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    Got an elevation profile? where you from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick View Post
    Thanks!

    Shuttles? We don't need no stinkin' shuttles!



    We did an out-n-back. No denying there was lots of climbing.
    So, you did 60.4 miles total?

    Sorry, I'm just a little confused by the description, but I do confuse easily!

    BTW, "it is not a crime to shuttle my bike, YET."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tres Bottelas View Post
    So, you did 60.4 miles total?
    Gawd no. We only did an o-n-b of some of the upper portion. It was bout 20 miles total. Heavy bikes, loaded Camelbacks, and camera equipment add to the challenge!

    (the "shuttles" comment was just a bit of Blazing Saddles for humor)

    Fuglio, we're from AZ, but tour the four corners states on a regular basis. AZ, in of itself, is a smorgasbord of trail heaven. Just got back from 2 days of 32 miles of Mt Lemmon (9150 ft) top trails, which were built as hiking trails. Gut punch stuff!
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    We have a rule, if your pack weighs less then the bike you need to carry more beer.

    Hit me up if your ever in abq there are quite a few trails well suited for bike bikes and long rides
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick View Post
    Just got back from 2 days of 32 miles of Mt Lemmon (9150 ft) top trails, which were built as hiking trails. Gut punch stuff!
    Bug Springs/Milagrosa is one of the greatest rides I've ever done! Been dying to do it again ever since I first did it in February!

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    Looks awesome, and props to your lady friend. This looks like a good trail to hit in the fall/winter when we are all snowed in up north. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireinMTB View Post
    Looks awesome, and props to your lady friend. This looks like a good trail to hit in the fall/winter when we are all snowed in up north. Nice.
    Thanks! That'd be the wife. You know what I say; you only live once, so pick a wife that MTBs hard core!
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    ^^Amen to that sir!! In fact my wife turned me on to mtbing.

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