Santa Fe Conditions?

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  • 01-31-2013
    Grizzattack
    Santa Fe Conditions?
    Could anyone give me the prospects for riding Dale Ball or La Tierra this weekend? I am coming down from CO this weekend, wondering if I should bring the mountain bike. Thanks in advance.
  • 01-31-2013
    MTBNate
  • 01-31-2013
    Klainmeister
    No way on either Dale Ball or La Tierra. Both are mud and snow and because of the soil around here, will gum up your drivetrain and bust off a derailleur...

    ...ask me how I know
  • 02-01-2013
    Grizzattack
    Thanks guys. I also received this from the SF Fat Tire folks:

    "Dale Ball has some snowpack and mud areas that are fine when frozen. LTT doesn't have much/any snowpack but there may be mud after it warms up. If you don't mind riding so that you're done by 10:30-11am you should be OK. Forecast lows mid 20's, high +/- 50. The Galisteo Preserve trails should be OK any time of day, but are a 25 minute drive from town. Let me know if you need more info."
  • 02-02-2013
    schraderlp
    Rode la tierra today, not bad at all. Minimal mud unless you drop into the shaded arroyos, etc, which i avoided. Galisteo was fine as of last sunday. Not sure about dale ball.
  • 02-03-2013
    Grizzattack
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    La Tierra was great in the AM, any mud that is there was frozen.Attachment 768015
  • 02-05-2013
    Klainmeister
    Awesome, thanks for the update. I foresee a ride.
  • 02-05-2013
    cabra cadabra
    Did a night ride there tonight. All pretty good, including the east side. The northwest flat areas are pretty soft. Things should all be great by Friday.
  • 02-06-2013
    Fuglio
    Thinking of doing a late lunch ride in santa fe on friday. The high is 50 so im looking forward to it. I. Want to ride the trash pit if its ready otherwise im assuming dale's balls are good to go. Any one ride either latly?
  • 02-06-2013
    Klainmeister
    Sheesh, wish the startnut bolt hadn't threaded out last night otherwise I'd see ya there. Definitely going to ride Friday!
  • 02-08-2013
    Fuglio
    Dale Ball is a no go


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  • 02-08-2013
    aldousfilcher
    kitten blood is on your hand's
  • 02-08-2013
    Fuglio
    It was dry and nice where i started. But the mud just got worse and worse. Some snow and ice packs too hidden in there.
  • 02-08-2013
    MTBNate
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just4Pix View Post
    Nah, the evidence is pretty clear in this case...the bike made him do it.

    Looks like he has a high capacity kitten magazine...
  • 02-09-2013
    Klainmeister
    Oh boy, looks like me last spring. Once you get away from the south facing trails, things get reallllly muddy. Busted my buddies rear derailleur off and I had to tow him back to the house.

    Which section were you rolling?
  • 02-09-2013
    Fuglio
    All of dale ball north. Juntion one to 28