After much needed late season snowfall, the weather turned hot. As the weekend rolled around it was high time to get back to the east mountains. On tap was a sweet ride in the Cedro area. Cedro is a large section of the Cibola National forest littered with miles of trails. A place, if you do not have a guide or keen orienteering skills you might just spend the night.
After days in the upper 70s, the breezy 50F at the trial head felt rather brisk. Once in the trees, the warm sun kept us at the perfect temp to explore the rustic trails. The Juniper was so think that at times we rode with both shoulders pushing thru their branches.
We played on the rocks.
As we rode we gained a little good karma by moving downed branches and turning a once scared section into a rocky playground.
Over the past few winters the ATV set has scared Cedro. Once prime single track was quickly laid to waste. On the ride we found signs of the start of the trails rebirth.
These signs by no means mark the end of saving Cedro. But their a great start. Of course the new signs and regulations on the area do make some user groups mad. (I can no longer say that Iíve never been threatened on a ride now) But the FS seems to be serious about keeping motorized users off the single track. Hopefully the Ranger found the wonderful person on the ATV that was very mad to have someone show him the sign, the roost right on past it. At least we know the FS knows his licsence plate number.
Even this incident could not mare a great first ride in the mountains. The 25 miles were so good for my sole.
Because one ride is never enough, I drove up to Santa Fe for a ride today. I meet up with Jim Beam and Rick at the Dale Ball trail system. Again the trails were in great shape.
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