Saturday, September 26, 2009

Old Friends

    Dominic came from Bodymore, Murderland for a vacation with his wife to Santa Fe. While he was here we met up for a ride. As long as I have known Dom he has ridden a 700c fixed gear bike with drops. I tried to get him a fixed gear bike to ride while he was here but I failed to do so. I got him a full carbon Commencal skin. This bike is the antithesis of what he normally rides. He ended up loving it though. So alls well that ends well. I picked him up at his posh digs and drove up to nuns corner for some fun up there.
Dom riding the SM100

It was great seeing him and Miranda. Hope they come back for another visit.

    Dom climbing Chamisa with kids wheels and gears and a freewheel, oh yeaa and a little bit of suss

ohh Sidewinder, you are one fine trail

The Skin performed admirably

Nice views up on sidewinder

    After we got done with the lovelyness that is Chamisa/sidewinder We drove down to the Dale Ball trails so that Dom could get a taste of our "in town" trails.

On the Dale Ball North trails

Was great to ride with Dom again. I hope we do it agina someday

Come back soon yall

     Hit Dome road Carl Shipman Alamosa Killer medio dia with Jeff from work and a friend of his who's name escapes me at the moment and Anthony. Was a fine day to be in Cochiti.

Jeff and his friend climbing up Dome

    This trail is wilderness so no bikes. I have wanted to hke it though. I believe it goes to the Stone Lions which is a shrine wth something to do with a hunting ritual. I have wanted to go do this hike but didn't know if this trail head off of Dome road was the right one. If anyone of of the few people that see this know this hike let me know.

Getting to the Carl Shipman trail

Carl Shipman was rather washed out

Some macro love

Coming around the base of some sweet tent rocks as we begin the long climb up Alamosa trail

I wonder if Alamosa trail will be maintained

this trail does afford some nice views

This looks like a nice spot for a snack

    One of my favorite trails on this ride is the never ending meadow that takes you over from Alamosa trail to killer switchbacks

Jeff hitting a nice roller with full rigidness

     What is in your audio player? I have the soundtrack for Sprout in mine. Quite nice. Especially when you are dying to hit some waves like i am. The band has Money Mark, Tommy Guerro and Jack johnson among others.

The Sprout House Band
Issac rocking a lovely blouse he found on Hyde Park rd.


stagewest said...

I believe the most direct route to the Stone Lion's Shrine off the Dome Road is to take the Capulin Trail. I think the parking area is before the steep switchbacks, but not positive. Lot's of very cool stuff to explore in the backcountry there.

Jim Beam said...

Hey Tim

You can get to the Stone Lions from the trail head on Dome Road, but it's easier and shorter to do it from Bandelier National Monument. It's about 6 miles each way and crosses 2 canyons, so there is a fair amount of elevation loss and gain. The shrine itself leaves a lot to the imagination, but it's still a cool hike.

BTW, it's Alamo trail, not Alamosa :>