Friday, November 30, 2007
The Sun Sets on the South Boundary Trail (till next spring)
Got one more ride in on the South Boundary trail before the snow flew. It was a really great ride. Great people and a great trail and everything came together. accept for the fact that I couldn't get my espresso on because The Bean was closed for remodeling or something whacky like that. So from there Mark Rob and I drove onto Gregs kids school right down the street where we were gonna meet Greg and his SSweet family. Of course we were all introduced but I can't seem to remember there names. Gregs girlfriend was Kind enuff to shuttle us. So we loaded up Brians(Brian and Rick had decided to ride without us and do a slightly different ride) truck With our gear and all of us and Greggs 2 kids. Off we went. On the way up to Angel Fire we decided to start the ride from Valle Escondido up to Elliot Barker then take that up to Osha Peak and the South Boundary. all the way back to Taos. Rob had just gotten to town from Cabin John Maryland. I met Rob last year when he and his wife Margaret visited for a week or so and Rob had posted up on MTBR looking for peeps to ride with while he was in town. So being he was coming from the Old Line state I had to oblige. It sucks that the only guy from MD that I have ridden with out here in New Mexico is someone I didn't even know. Nobody I know from MD wants to check out the Land Of Enchantment :(. I am glad to have met Rob though. He has proven to be good luck for great rides when he visits. Took a few shots with my camera
My view on the way to the drop off.
Rob coming up from Valle Escondido
Here is Mark. I better not say anything witty about him.
Greg and Mark coming to me
Robert coming across the line
Break Time for the Ol lady
Robert and Rob enjoying the RIDE
into the Light
Mark contemplating his next comment on MTBR
Then we got to Osha Peak and had a snack before getting into the beauty that is the South Boundary trail and a section Robert called Heaven on Earth.
Meeting of the minds at Garcia Park
Greg is riding on thin ice
First snow of the year
What a RIDE. This epitomizes Mountain Biking to me. It was a perfect day of riding with good peoples.After the ride We were all to meet at Eskes. Alas like the Bean, Eskes was just closed for no apparent reason. We can only hope they were cleaning there tap lines and brewing some better beer. ;). It turned out to be an omen because we went to the Guadalajara Grill southside for some eats and beers. That place ripped. I had fish tacos and they were quite nice. We met up with Brian and Rick too. It turns out they were chasing us when we thought that we were chasing them.
Had a new holiday offering the other night. It is made by Odell's. It is there Isolation Ale. It is tasty. All though I would not put it in the realm of Celabration.
What is in your audio player? I have M. Ward in mine from Duet for Guitars #2. GoodDan at work hooked me with it and a couple others. I think that one was his first album. I also saw that M. Ward and Bright Eyes are playing together. Here is a killer song they did at the Hollywood Bowl.