Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Grassy Meadows of Rancho Viejo

   WOW!!! What a ride Rancho Viejo is. It has got to be the most remote trail in Santa Fe. It is really fun. We started out on Pacheco Canyon and rode up that to Aspen ranch and got on the Borrego and took that up to the Rio Capulin trail and went left and took that up to the Rio en Medio trail and descended and then back over to Pacheco Canyon (Thanks Matt) then back to the vehicle for liquid refreshment. Looking at the map it looks there is sooooo much more trails. Borrego just keeps going and going and going. I wonder when "the MAN" will wise up and open the Wilderness to us bikers. Here are a few pics.
We met Todd at the nice overlook on Pacheco Canyon rd.

Then we began the climb up the rd. It was quite a nice day

The Paparazzi jumped out of a bush and shot a picture of us.

We took this little cut thru on our way to Aspen Ranch. It was fun ... A little bit of hike a bike

Todd has an unorthodox way of climbing gates.

Jay having a good time on the Borrego

Todd shaking off his fall

Break time. By a mossy tree

Todd Airin it out

ahhhh water

some more climbing

I LOVE this pic of Todd climbing up post switch back

Jay showing us how it is done

Pretty new signage

I assume this means NO BIKES!

Then it was on to the meadows

onto Rio en Medio

Then we went on a nice section of trail that had some hike a bike in the beginning

as Jay comes in Todd enjoys a BEER

   Heading up to ride Monarch Crest this weekend. Should be a good ol time.A friend from Boulder is meeting us as well I hope he brings a growler of Mountain Sun
   What is in your audio player? I have Bad Brains- I Against I in mine.HR and company put on killer shows. Especially in DC.They would go from full on hardcore to full on roots reggae. I had to drop off the car at the shop today and I listened to that on the ride back home. Even stopped for a Latte'. Fit right in the cage.

Ohh yeaa and the SSWC is over. It look freakin killer. Scottland next year.


Matt said...

Darn Tim - a year ago I was riding that big Sante Fe loop every couple of weeks and couldn't find anyone to come along - and now you guys are hitting all the epics! Ok, I'm gonna stop racing now. I needs to get back and be riding my local trails! ;-)

StageWest said...

That ride looks awesome!

Is the RIG sportin' a new fork? I don't remember that one when I saw you up at Cedro a while back....

g. said...

Oh, I miss the riding out west...
And you are making me feel like a girly man for going from my singlespeed to a 1x9!

Scott Sportsman said...

azoohhhh..Beer from the Sun..

that must be a really good friend from boulder...


Tim Wise said...

Yeaa Matt I have to take advantage of local trails. No $ in the budget for traveling these days. I am envious of your traveling ways.
Stagewest: The REBA is what came with the RIG and i haven't taken it off. I would like to score a rigid fork for the RIG though.Stagewest look me up if you hit that loop.
g.:1x9 sounds fun! I miss the riding back East. :)
Scott Sportsman: You must be a really good friend cause you introduced me to Java Porter From Mountain Sun.

riderx said...

Looks like some tasty riding.

Speaking of Wilderness and bikes, make sure to check this out: