Saturday, February 10, 2007

Shuttling The Foothills

   Went down to Albuquerque last weekend and rode some trails called the FootHills. They run at the base of the Sandias and it's were all the nicer homes are. I can't tell you how nice it was to ride the trail bike again. I went down there with Todd and Ray. We ended up meeting up with another group of Santa Feans(Stefan, Mark, Marks wife and Tom) looking to escape the winter madness that is going on up here. We ended up riding about 15 miles tops but it was still a good ol time. There were 4 29ers and 2 26 inch wheeled bikes. Amazingly the 4 29ers were all Gary Fishers. I took some pictures of the trail and surrounding dessertness.

Ray was digging on the trail

   I really liked the trails at the foothills. Can't wait to go back and ride all of the stuff there. After the ride Todd was kind enough to drive us to IL Vicino for a 22 oz Wet Mt IPA then on to REI so I could purchase my new snowshoes. I can't wait to use those.
   It is still pretty wintry here. Though last week saw temps get back into the 40's in Santa Fe which was nice. This is how my drive to work looked on the last storm we got. You think I should try to scrape my windows a little better?

   Brad from Jackson Hole checked in with me again and sent a picture of a chute he did recently up there called Gothic. It looks pretty burly. He said it has a 15 footer then you have to point her straight down. You can see it in the left side of this pic. Last time I visited Brad there we went to Snake River Brewing which has SWEET brew there.

    What is in your audio player? I have some track from a Session Bonnie Prince Billy did for Daytrotter. They have lots of music on there.
   Some more snow is on the way for next week so I think I may have to bust out the snowshoes. I also have my eye on racing in the Dawn Til' Dusk race in Gallup. Anyone interested in doing it duo?

1 comment:

ssportsman said...

Dawn to Dusk is an excellent race, the course is mucho fun, you'll have a blast solo or as a duo..

Love the foothill pix, I haven't ridden trails in a really long time, the trails up here are just as inaccessible as they are in SF.

btw, thanks for the kind words, you know that once I get settled out west, you'll have a guide anxious to show anyone the trails that I've found..