Sunday, November 18, 2007
Ol' Cochiti Ray is a man who likes to take long walks with his bike. With it usually comes some epic descents. So with that knowledge I decided to join Ray and his friends on a ride to find the plane crash of cochiti. He promised less hike-a-bike then last time as well. So off we went. We found the plane and ended up having a great ride. Cochiti is sooooo beautiful. It is a hidden gem of New Mexico and it is in my back yard. I must of done something right to deserve such incredible trails. As usual I lugged my archaic camera along and took some pictures.
I grabbed my water bottle and off i went
We got started up Bland canyon. Luckily Tony noticed my rear shock was REALLY low on air so we aired it up and it rode great the rest of the day.
Joe is fast
Joe coming up into the sunlight
Ray riding a Turner
This is how Maka climbs
Me trying to be a Tuff Guy
The ghost town of Bland is down there . YOu can see the old Bland Motel.
Then we rode along this fun ridge with some more climbing thrown in for good measure and we came to the plane wreck. The plane wrecked there in the 60's and the guy walked away from it. crazy
This is looking back form where the plane came in to crash. You can see the wing came right off. Amazing that he came through there and survived.
This old Shasta can was in the cockpit.
Anthony meditating on this FINE New Mexican day.
Ray is even happy when he breaks his chain
You can see Cochiti Lake in the distance
Anthony wanted a moment to himself
What a sweet ride. Ray does tend to like to do rides that have more walking then riding though. The payoff is always sweet descents like the Over 40 trail that we took.
Then I got home and popped this Stone 11th Anniversary offering. It was really good. Dark and hoppy.
The next day Autumn reserved us and her dad a tub at 10,000 waves for a soak. Twas nice.
Read a cool short story that had appeared in Dirt Rag in 1995. Since I ride this trail regularly. I feel like I may have seen this witch before. It is called The Atalaya Witch.
What is in your audio player? I am listening to the mix cd I made for SSportsmans CD Circle. It is a smattering of mostly east coast flavored musica.
All right everyone Have a great Turkey day and don't forget to ride your bicycle.