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.
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.
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.