Saturday, December 02, 2006

Another GREAT local trail


   I went for a nice ride the other day with Anthony, Jim Beam , CDaddy, Ray and a guy from Cabin John MD named RobK. Rob had been here to New Mexico last year right around the same time we had moved here. They enjoyed there vacation here sooo much they decided to come here again this year. We met up with a bunch of other people from Santa Fe that just happened to be riding in Cochiti the same day. It was a Killer day full of Climbing and then turning around and descending. I think it might of been one of my favorite descents yet since moving here. Just a fine day all around. Accept for the Titus frame that snapped in half literally. A few shots from the ol Olympus C-4000 Zoom.
     We parked at Dixon Apple Orchard


   The other group of Santa Fe peeps that was there started the ride with us then split off to do a different loop then us and we ended up meeting them again later. I can't remember this guys name but he was fun to ride with.

The start of the ride was up cochiti canyon I believe.


Once you pass this gate you will not return the same person....

say CHEESE

Rob didn't seemed bothered by the elevation


Our tour guide for the day was Ray shown here below

I think Anthony liked Cochiti

Jim Beam

Todd showing off


There are soo many good vistas on your way up Cochiti Canyon



JimBeam

Robk from cabin John


Very chilly in parts because of the shade


Then you bust out into the sunlight for some warmth.

Sitting in the cabin looking out

I think Ray said this was called Beaver pond


Todd decided to eat his snack away from the rest of the kids.

Then we decided to turn it around and descend. Not many pics of the descent of course.


This is that alligator juniper that Mark showed me. It has a really cool bark.

back at the orchard

Here is Stefan with his broken Titus right after it happened


Those 2 and this one were from Anthony


   I can't wait to go back there to Cochiti. There are other trails that we didn't ride that I need to put some rubber on. Our move to New Mexico has been stressful financially but it is the best thing we have ever done. Truly the Land of Enchantment.
    What is in your audio player? I got Talib Kweli- Quality in mine. I got it out from the CD case after watching Block Party.
    K Ella and I have to take our recycling to the transfer station. I will leave you with A shot from a night ride the other evening on the Dale Ball trails. With the lights from town.

               PEACE!

5 comments:

iconoclasst said...

Wow! on the views and wow! on the Titus snapping.

Odd, broke right across/through the top tube gusset!

Gotta stop checking out your blog if I want to be able to muster motivation to ride something as lame as Wakefield. It's bad enough without knowing the gems other people have in their backyards!

StageWest said...

Nice Tim!
I began discovering Cochiti this year and I've loved every minute. I recognize some of your pics. Looks like you climbed Media Dia singletrack, then got on the rocky jeep road that leads to the big meadow area. If it's where I'm thinking, we stayed on the rocky jeep road which parallels the meadow, but the meadow would have been a much nicer spot to ride. Am I thinking correctly? Also, I haven't yet been to the beaver pond and cabin, so not quite sure where those spots are. Can't wait to explore out there some more!
Chris

Matt said...

Hey Tim...err this could be 2nd post as blogger is giving me fits. Anyway - we are glad that you guys made the move to New Mexico. A lot of the trails that we have ridden for years and take for granted are captured in your fotos, and it's great to see them. Hope to ride with you again sometime soon.

Matt said...

Hey Tim...err this could be 2nd post as blogger is giving me fits. Anyway - we are glad that you guys made the move to New Mexico. A lot of the trails that we have ridden for years and take for granted are captured in your fotos, and it's great to see them. Hope to ride with you again sometime soon.

Tim Wise said...

Thanks Matt. People like you are why we are loving it here. ... As well as great riding. Lets have a beer and a ride soon.