Monday, June 04, 2007
Wish My Kitchen Had This View
Did my first ride of the year up to Glorieta Baldy the other day with Makachut. We had a great ride this day and I can only hope for many more rides of this caliber. There is a trail that goes from Thompson peak which sits next to Glorieta baldy over to Atalaya which I wanna do real soon. I think it would be fun to have someone drop us off and ride from glorieta over to Thompson then over to Atalaya. Lets Do It ! So Mark and I parked at the Baptist Center, there were lots of people there enjoying some Baptist activities, We went up the ghost town trail and up to the Tower and then descended the normal trail down.
2 RIGS in Marks truck, beside Mark's truck is Scott's truck. They got a earlier start.
The start of the ride is really nice climbing through a canyon
Then we stopped at ghost town for a refreshing pause.
I have been riding a IRD carbon fork on the 29er past couple of rides and i can say i enjoy it very much. It took about 2 lbs off the weight of the bike. The carbon really seems to take some of the chatter out of rigid fork riding.
Makachut letting us all know that ONE is all ya need
Then we climbed up into the fire tower for some first class 360 degree views.
Dopers Suck ??????
reluctantly we departed
This is gonna be fun
Always nice to stop here and soak in the views
Mark making it look easy
The climb up to the fire tower is always a tuffy but it is all erased as you descend to the car. Can't wait to hit again.
Scott at work was telling me about the meeting he attended put on by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust That gets all kinds of people together that have a stake in trails in the Santa Fe area. They have all kinds of BIG plans for Santa Fe trails. One of which is connecting the Dale Ball North trails to the Nuns corner trails. YOOHOOO . They are gonna get my money and time.
Coming up this weekend is the Cochiti 100 put on by local Hammerhead Matt, who seems to be winning everything he enters. I think i will give it a try.
What is in your audio player? I saw the SSO site and he mentioned he was rocking Grinderman. So i picked it up and i am enjoying it. It is Nick Cave in a streamlined format. RAW sort of like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.