Wednesday, December 30, 2009


   Had a great snow ride with Mark the other day. Parked the cars at Sierra del Norte lot and biked up the ski hill road up to Chamisa trail to Sidewinder and then roamed around a bit on sidewinder and juan trail for a while then made our way back to the vehicles.

I love the burn section of the sidewinder trail especially with snow on it... yaaahooo

Down along the snowy banks of little Tesuque creek

   A few days later I hit a ride with Dom and Mark that took us up Bland to medio canyon up to cooperators meadow and above to the road and then back down the way we came till we got back to the saddle and descended medio dia of course.

We were following this guy for most of the ride.

Dom coming up to the pond

Mark letting off some steam

Dom showing it doesn't take 2 hands

Taking breaks and reflecting is one of the things I like about mountain biking

Then it was time to turn around and try it down.
Sometimes it is time for a clementine

I like this shot.

We noticed some discarded Tecate cans that someone decided they didn't need to pack out. Wonder who?

Then we got down to the winklecairn at the saddle above Bland

I Heart Breckenridge

Hope everybody had a sweet Holiday time.

   Mark and Tom from 2nd street put on anther PBE the other day and it was good fun. Anthony stopped plunging toilets to join us. He shot some vid on the fun rock up on the ridge.

To the victor went the spoils

   What is in your audio player? I sometimes don't know where my mind is.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Goodnight Moon

Ohh Jay oh Jay
what can i say
you made my day.
Rancilio people

    weather has taken a turn for the worse here in Santa Fe.I guess that depends on what side of the road you are on though. Have gotten some sweet snow rides in all ready. Cabin John Rob and his lovely wife Margaret came for a visit in the beginning of November and as always Rob who doesn't even mountain bike much( mostly a roadie) was up for lots of big rides. When Rob came out, another guy (Steve I think) from MD just happened to be here visiting as well and came along on a ride we did up to Borrego-Bear Wallow and Chamisa-sidewinder.

Mr. Glatz was kind enough to join us on this ride

Rob coming up to the saddle on Chamisa

next 3 taken by Dom

Todd is very happy to see you

Me coming up the rise

Todd playing around in Tesuque Creek

Rob hitting the switchback at the bottom of the Borrego trail

One of the better sections of Sidewinder that has been ruined by someone making it more like the Dale Ball trails.

Steve I believe

Steve hitting the burn on his Niner he rented from Melo Velo

    this year was really fun. We went to trick or treat in a neighborhood close to our neighborhood. There was a party there and the whole house was made up like a haunted house and they had beers for the adult trick or treaters and we had a great time.
Ella and I getting ready to hit up some trick or treating

    in you audio player? I have been digging on some Bibio from the album Ambivilalence Avenue. Thanks Ben.

    other night I hit up a ride after work at the Balls and it was in the 20's and I was freezing but the light and trail was incredible

                   Goodnight Moon

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

melancholy Rides

Prior to the crazyness of the last couple months There were a couple weeks of Aspen color going on. Got a few good rides in to revel at the beauty that is aspens in the autumn time.
The plumber climbing Pacheco Canyon rd

Aspen leaves sprinkled on an evergreen

The Winsor is always a lovely affair

3 peeps and a peep.

spot the rider?

Fall is soo sweet for riding but also somewhat melancholy cause of the approaching winter.

Then there was the NorSki loop we hit from 102 with the Cairnman,the Plumber and Maka

The cairnman climbing up the 102

Nor Ski trail is a great trail to hit when the aspens are hitting

The plumber gives the international symbol for V the tv show

The Plumbers Ahrens

Leaving the Spearhead (free ticks from GeoMan) show the other night there was a fantastic sunset.

What is in your audio player? I am digging this track off of the N.A.S.A album. It is a track with Tom Waits and Kool Keith.

What do you all think about cairns? Goo or bad? If you see this guy let him know your answer.

Hope everybody has or had a good ol' Thanksgiving. I know the 45 million turkeys that are eaten over Thanksgiving won't. : (