Wednesday, October 22, 2008


   The Autumn season is upon us. Like the season this is a time for change. for better or worse we are gonna have a change soon. Boy do we need one.
    The rides have been fantastic lately. The trees were delightful.It all started with a ride in Taos with Mark and Anthony. We saw all kinds of people on the trail that day as GITA was happening and what not. We parked at Valle Escondido and from there went up 70 then up to Elliot Barker and south boundary down. We were originally gonna have to take Mon Dragon back down towards our truck. Then we met up with the GITA crew. We spoke with them a bit and learned that they had some vehicles parked back at el Nogal and that they needed to take some people back to Valle Escondido as well. We inquired about hitching a ride back to our vehicle so that we could enjoy the rest of South Boundary and el Nogal as well. They obliged. Thanks for the ride yall.Ohh yeaa and thanks for the beers Carrie and Anthony.


Anthony riding down to Nogal

Luckily as we waited for Anthony to get back with his truck. The Yeti guy Anthony was kind enuff to give Mark and I a few beers.

Eskes Fatty

Did you have fun today Mark?

   Another day ends as another GREAT ride ends. The aspens this year were great. I hope everyone is having a fine fall season. I love fall here in Santa Fe. Not just because the lovely colors but also for the great trail conditions.

    What is in your audio player? I have Pinback: Nautical Antiques in mine. It is a disc of B-sides and early stuff I am quite enjoying it. I don't think there is one album or song from these guys that I don't like.

   Everything Changes.....    Some Crail action
Photo: Kenny Gibbs


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Carl Shipman was a good man

     Hit up some Cochiti the other day with A and we had a spectacular ride. Parked the ol 240 at the apple orchard. Our route took us up Dome rd to Carl Shipman down to Cochiti canyon then up Alamos tr. then took that trail that cuts over to killer switchbacks then took that down to medio dia and descended that back down to cochiti canyon and out. I never get bored of Cochiti I hope I never will. Anthony and I both had cameras so his are mixed in with mine. I might just have to hit up Cochiti this weekend.

The climb up Dome rd. is a road but the scenery makes up for the lack of singletrack.

Anthony switching back on Carl Shipman

Then we climbed Alamos trail from under to above the tent rocks

After the climb we hit that sweet trail that goes over to killer switchbacks

Along the way we stopped for some lovely snacks in the meadow

It is hard to tell but through out the whole ride we got rain on and off.

We even had to stop on our way up Alamos trail to wait out a downpour

     What is in your audio player? I am listening to Band Of Horses: The Great Salt Lake on Pandora.
     There is now snow up on the mountain. I did a ride up to Glorieta last weekend and there was a couple inches of snow up top.

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