Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sandy Torture

  Greetings and salutations. Another nice week has passed here in Santa Fe. It is getting hot hot hot here. The Forrest is still open here which is very nice. Jay and I went for a ride up Chamiza and down burn yesterday but this time we went down the trail that runs along what I think is Tesuque creek. It was nice. soon we went right and went up from the creek and came to a group of equestrians and they promptly told us we did not belong on these PRIVATE trails owned by Bishops Lodge. Does anyone know where the private land there starts? So we turned around and went back down to the creek trail and came out at Bishops Lodge road. Some nice new trails were ridden so it was nice. We were hoping to magically find trail that connected to the Dale Ball North system. That would be fun to be able to connect all that. Here are the GPS stats on it.
  I raced this past Sunday at La Tierra Torture It was a very good time. A couple hundred racers showed up to race and have some fun. I think in SingleSpeed group there was around 15 men and 4 women. The results should be posted on The website I took a couple pictures from post race. I also have a few pics from a sweet Atalaya ride We did the other day that Anthony took.
Pre Race Sunday AM

Anthony is ready to go with his new REBA

Post race Pre Beer

Some pretty Single Speeds resting

This guy rode his cross check SS in the sand.

Even some little ones raced today

The crowd

Nice people handing out fruit.

While I had a couple beers at the event I had a nice IPA when I got home

Here are a few from Atalaya. If you ride Atalaya you must do some of this(at least I must, Someone with a mountain tamer could do it)

Following behind Todd.

resting at one of the best views in Santa Fe

I wonder if Anthony knew he was about to go over the bars?

After the fall not even a scratch, and a smile

Todd rockin Santa Fe

Andy increasing his fun

Ohh yeaa and this happened to my Time pedal. First time it has happened to me.

  What is in your audio player? I actually bought the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album Stadium Arcadium. I am enjoying it.

All right, Good night


Matt said...

Congrats on the race. Also you must be one hell of a rider to tackle Atalaya on a SS bike! Holy shiite batman.

Little Tesuque - I've never explored all of it. My 'usual' route is to stay left and stay high, eventually coming near the shooting range - and I take a left to the dirt road with the electric gate (obvious poach here) - and climb over the gate to the public dirt road that takes you to the top of the hill on Bishops lodge. It's sually at the end of the ride, so I've never had the desire to head down over to the lodge (and have to climb back out).

don't know about a dale ball connector - although even neighborhood roads would good enough if they exist.

hamad said...

good for you. let that gear fly.
i'm 'spinning' colonel claypool's bucket of bernie brains; a les claypool spin off.

iconoclasst said...

Nice post, man, and great pics.

First time I've seen that pedal popoff thing with Times ... thought it was unique to Eggbeaters (though I have an original pair that's still going strong).