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
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.