Saturday, September 29, 2007
Lost in Translation
Went up to Taos last weekend and road the Double Boundary. Didn't quite get it done as John and myself couldn't find the Elliott Barker trail to get over to the Jaracito.Very frustrating. I think my next move is to get a Garmin and getting the tracks for the races so that I don't get lost. For these rides I prefer to ride alone but the ride in Taos is soo remote and there are soo many turns that It is easy to get lost. I Rode with BoulderBill and a guy from Austin that has a frame building company. He was riding a killer looking geared 29er. They are called True Fabrications. The bikes looked killer and he was a reaally nice guy to boot.So I rode with those guys for about 30 miles then they dropped me before we got to the food cache. I was feeling great at this point and just thought I would be fine since we were pretty much done with the North Boundary section which seems tuff to navigate. I got up Bull Springs Meadow and decided to take a break and wait on Maka who I thought I saw as I crossed 64 at Palo Flechado Pass. As it turned out it was Maka who decided to take the road there up to the food stop. So I waited up at Bull Spring Meadow and a guy named John from Cedarcrest I believe, came riding up and seemed to have a firm grasp of the route so I rode with him till the food stop. At the foodstop Bill had made us a couple sweet turkey sammies and I had a redbull and I was ready to go. Bill and group had all ready come and gone. So John and I went on with our ride. We got up to Elliot Barker and from there we never found Jaracita we spent 2 hours looking for the trail but we just kept coming into this private property. So we finally decided we weren't gonna find the race course and had to back track and go out at Valle Escondido. It was beautiful down in Valle Escondido and then the 15 miles back to Taos on 64. BoulderBill finished his first NM Endurance series ride. I think Bill hooked up with Lenny to finish up the ride. Lenny also had tracks on his GPS. Bill was riding on a rigid SS as well.
Hotel room chillin
The sun was starting to wrap around the hill as we climbed up towards the cut over to Devisadero
I liked this cairn. Very well balanced like we all should be
This the guy from Austins nice looking True Fabrications 29er all equipped for a day in the saddle. That even looks like a first aid kit on the top tube.
Bill getting Surly
The IF out of retirement
Nothing like some 2 track thrown in for good measure
After the food stop John and I stopped for a second so John could grab his battery that he had stashed before our lunch break
John retrieving his stashed battery
Beautiful in New Mexico
Then John and I lost our way. Real bummer . Enjoyed the 15 mile road ride back to Taos.
Stopped to chill by the river on the way home
Just another normal sunset in Santa Fe
The Apsens here in Santa Fe have been blowing up this week
Photo by Todd "missing Link" Glatz
What is in your audio player? I have That new Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs I
was talking about a couple blogs ago. I am enjoying it. Ben at work hooked me with the self titled debut Pinback album and that is definitly one of my favorites. Music always seems to get ruined by comfort and fame