Wow! I love Glorieta.I never knew that there was a Civil War battle there. I always thought the Civil War was fought in the East.
Anthony and I went on a great ride up there the other day. We parked in the Baptist center and biked up to ghost town and beyond to Thompson Peak. Then we descended down beautiful single track to the Baptist center. A delightful romp in the woods! Here are some pics.
Anthony rolling through a stream.
The whole first half of the ride is Climbing.
There are a few breaks in the climbing
We always enjoy this little bump
Little stop at the ghost town
Shot of Anthony's nice new Drivetrain, tire, Chainring, and brakes.
Where we are all headed.
I need to get a better tire for these dry conditions out here.
Anthony getting the most from his ride
This is where the ghost town trail meets up with the fireroad 63A that we have climbed up before.
And some more climbing....
We get to the top of Glorieta Baldy and I figure we are done the climbing. Anthony on the other hand decides we should head over to Thompson Peak. Sounded good to me. We didn't think it would drop down as far as it did before we had to ascend back up to the peak. It was a sweet section of trail though. Could use some cleaning though.
Here is a pile of rocks marking Thompson Peak.
There were some great sections of trail through trees
Then it was back to Glorieta Baldy at the Fire Lookout.
From here it is mostly real fun downhill run for 10 miles. It starts with these tight switchbacks on real loose rocky stuff.
Then it becomes more smooth type of trail for a while. Real fast
After riding in the pines like that it gets real fun with trail rolling through and over big boulders and rock stuff.It is soooo fun it feels like you are really out in the wilderness. When we come home we always pass by this closed gas station that has old prices listed on the sign. Makes you wish for those days.
Man speaking of gas and cars and whatnot. I have never seen as many Subaru's I have seen here in Santa Fe. I bet per capita there are more here then anywhere else.
What is in your audio player? I gots Bob Dylan- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan in.Speaking of Dylan I rented the Dylan movie that Scorsese did called No Direction Home again. I think I need to buy it.