Friday, January 11, 2008

The Sphinx Trail

Tater Tot Casserole Thanks Scott


    Well with winter hitting Santa Fe pretty hard this year so far the trails have been pretty unridable. I gonna be nice and out of shape for 24 Hours In The Old Pueblo. It will still be a blast I thinks. Well there is a new trail in the Santa Fe area now and the best part of it is that it is on the south side of town. It is being built for a comunity they are building near Lamy called The Galisteo basin Preserve. They are setting aside tons of open space and have hired someone to build trails that are very reminiscent of the Dale Ball trails in town. There seems to be about 10-12 miles of trails so far and they are really fun. I love that they are building these because it means i can leave from my house and hit them without hittin pavement.YAAAHOOO! For the first ride out there I met Todd and a couple of the Nativos. Man was it great to ride again. Been too long.We set out not knowing where the singletrack was so we just parked on the new dirt roads beside a pretty stone sculpture where we thought we saw some singletrack. We then started pedeling up the roads to get our spin on. We ended up finding the singletrack and having a blast. We even saw some crusty ol punkrockers on the trail. I took some pics with my new tiny camera. I am still getting used to the ways of the Canon SD1000.
getting to the trail it was in the low 20's. Lee was dressed very warmly


The road we warmed up on for a few miles








Regroup


New Mexico Dirt



Sphinx Trail


These 3 were out enjoying some trail as well











This was hopefully the last ride for the ol' IF



More New Mexico dirt





These trails are just gonna get better. We didn't even ride all of them.





Then Todd and I went to 2nd st. for a nice IPA


   I met Todd the next week for a ride that I rode from my house. I met him at the spur trail and the rail trail. We rode south towards Lamy and hookoed up with the Sphinx trail. About midway through the ride the ground started to thaw and the ride became arduous.
    I have been making margaritas lately. They are very tasty when you use a good tequila. This time i bought some el Reformador



    What is in your audio player? I have Yeasayer in mine. GoodDan hooked me up with it. I really enjoy it. It has a ethnic religeous vibe to it with a twist. I know that prolly sounds whacky but it works. I read an interview and saw 2 of the guys were from Baltimore. Seems Baltimore has quite a Indie scene happnin there these days. With them and people like Dan Deacon residing or hanging there.

                     Nos vemos después

5 comments:

stagewest said...

Tim, Looks like that's going to be a great trail network. Look forward to checking it out!
Chris

akaJamo said...

I need directions! I want to hit up those trails.

Also, I rode White Mesa today. Trails are in great shape if you need some dirt training for Old Pueblo!

Jim Beam said...

There is Makachut again, showing everyone what his IQ is!

I can't wait to ride that new stuff. I didn't see any mention in your post about all the mud you hit and how you almost bonked! Wassup!?

Tim Wise said...

Chris: Was that you Sunday in the foothills? That was my first time riding those trails. I was loving them. You all have a gem there. Let me know when you head up this way to ride.
James: Yeaa we were riding dirt down in Albuquerque Sunday as well.
Robert:Don't give Maka that much credit.
The ride you speak of with the mud and the bonk was not that ride. That was a non-documented ride.

stagewest said...

Tim,
Yep, that was me. Didn't realize it was you until talking to the guys behind you. Also didn't recognize your new bike. Nice! Give a shout if you want to hit up tour de foothills again.
Chris