Saturday, March 31, 2007

Dale Ballin' It

   The time is now. The Dale Ball is calling you. As the snow receeds was are now able to hit Dale Balls Trails. It has been to long of a winter and as i write this more snow is sitting on our yard. I am trying to get some good rides in before the Dawn til Dusk race coming up in 2 weeks. I am doing duo SS with a guy from work. I have never ridden in Gallup but the pictures i have seen from the race look like it is gonna be good fun. Anyone else heading there? Todd and i went out last weekend for a ride up to Picacho peak. Dale Ball is a great starting ride for visitors to Santa Fe because you could ride them from town and they are a little lower then most of the other rides.Which means you can acclimate to 7000 ft. Soo come on out and enjoy SANTA FE.
Todd enjoying his adult size wheels

Todd climbing a tuff section of the DB south

Todd one switchback up

Todd wanted to hike to this nice view.

Then we hiked up to the beautiful views of Picacho Peak.

    Ray and I did a fine ride a couple of weeks ago on the Dale Ball North trail. It was fun but a little muddy

This is Ray's 29er

This is a great rockchair on the Dale Ball North trails that has a great view of the sunsets.

Got home from the ride with Todd and popped a growler of 2nd st. IPA

    What is in your audio player? I have the new Clutch album From Beale Street to Oblivion in mine. It is really good. Good ol rocking music with a Maryland connection.
    I hope everyone is out doin what they do best.
    I will leave you with a un-altered Sunset shot from the front door.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Turquoise Trail

   Last couple of weekends I have been going down to Cerrillos to ride some fun trails south of Santa Fe just north of Madrid. Cerrillos bosts having the first mine in America. The trails are all around old Mines. It has been great to be back out on the trails. It has been a long winter here. Todd took some nice shots and I got a couple from the first ride. Give you a idea of the cerrillos area.
I think that is the Ortiz in the backround.

   There are mines through out the trails in cerrillos that they have put signage explaining who owned the mine and a brief story about it.

Tell me it isn't GREAT to feel the dirt under your tread after a long winter.

We made a wrong turn and went down the wrong arroyo and ended up having to hike a bit in the sand. IT was still fun trying to Stay afloat in the sand.

Then we met up with Los Nativos enjoying the dry trails of Cerrillos.

Anthony and I discussing the Rise of Fascism in the United States.

Besides my ugly mug a good shot from Todd.

Anthony on the REALLY fun arroyo descent.

Todd's dog waited patiently for us to finish our ride.

The RIG then waited patiently in the Santa Fe Brewing parking lot.

While we.......

This was a cool ol cig machine at that shop in Cerrillos

   What is in your audio player? I Have The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground in mine.
   The Clocks have been changed. So lets get this party started