Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Party on Pacheco

  Well not really a party but a goooood time fo sho. The other day Todd and I drove down Bishops Lodge and turned onto 592 and took that till you get to the bottom of Pacheco Canyon (Forest Service Road 102).We drove up the dirt road about 2 miles and parked and began our ascent up the old ski road. I had only been on the top part of 102 before and I was enjoying the bottom part it was a steady climb of about 7 miles up through some nice meadows and aspens and the like. We saw some shuttlers and some campers as well. It was nice to see people out enjoying the great outdoors. It amazes me that I don't see more mountain bikers out here because the trails are top notch.We went past the Aspen Ranch and took 150(Borrego) up to the Rio en Medio trail and took that back down to 592 and road that back up to the car. It was a great ride. The Rio en Medio trail is really fun it stays along the river the whole way with a nice waterfall half way down. We got a few pictures.
  They just had the Solar Festival in Taos last weekend. We are on a tight budget so no Festival for us. :( but it looked like a nice time.
Found a nice shady spot for the 240


Todd chooses to sport a ball cap for his climb.

Climbing up

Todd riding by a schweet meadow

Yeaaa down to singletrack

Man this was a nice Aspen grove....

As in life the trail has different choices to make ....


Todd coming down a section I LOVE.

If you needed to know

I like Rio en Medio cause there is lots of GREEN

When you get out of the trail you are in Rio en Medio you go through there and back on 592 then back around to 102. It is a dirt road that has some moooorrreeee climbing to the 240.

The end of the ride is at hand. The circle complete.

  What a ride it was. Here I am on the phone with Autumn explaining my lateness.

  What is in your audio player? I got Blockhead- Music By Cavelight in mine. I saw that there are a few Fixie riders in this years Great Divide Race. Should be fun to follow.
     Peace out.
Ohh yeaa had a sweet brew from Avery the other night.It was a nice high octane IPA. The Tetra(Mystery Finny Fish) Liked it as well.


Matt said...

Not sure if you know about the cutover from REM parking lot to Pacheco Canyon Road. But in the REM p-lot, hike up the drainage (with the orange carsonite sign) and it eventually turns to nice singletrack. You eventually come out to a moto trail network and you can stay clear of the peublo land if you are careful.

Yeah, nobody road REM really until 2 years ago. Myself and Glenzx made it a project to clear out years of dropped logs as it was almost unrideable. Need to go back sometime for upper REM too.

Tim Wise said...

Thanks for clearing that.That is one fun trail especially above the waterfall.I would love to help out if you guys do any stuff like that again.It would be good to do that up Thompson peak sometime.
Wow that would be great to avoid the road ride on 592. I will keep an eye out for orange carsonite sign.

Matt said...

No sweat. I just decided one day that I was just going to start clearing some trails to help make ride times quicker. Need to do it again this year, sometime.

Agree on the Thompson peak area. Maybe something to do in September/October.

Hope you find the cutover.

gwadzilla said...

that is old school
we used to always take our helmets off for the sun baked climbs


it does not occur to me

there was a time when we only wore helmets for races

and there were people who would take their helmets off in the races for the climbs

I am pretty accustom to the helmet