We started the ride at Aspen Corner near the Snow Bowl ski resort at about 9000ft. The ride was an out and back for 14 miles. We added another trail loop which added another 10 miles. The bonus trail was hard in sections and wore everyone down. The Grand Canyon lurks in the background The view from our post-ride spot Found a friend Great views in every direction. And a great post ride snack! #mtbblog #travelblog #mountainbikingblog #wickedgirl #moxie #arizonatrail #aspencorne
After a nice grab and go breakfast at the hotel we took a morning ride downtown checking out the local vibe. This is the state Capital building downtown Santa Fe. This is one of the many churches downtown. After a replenishment trip to Costco Albuquerque, we set forth to Flagstaff. Since they do not recognize daylight savings, we gained an hour. Heading out for another exploration ride on our bikes. Caution when you buy snacks and take them to high elevation they may explode.
Today was our first ride with our friends Mark and Heidi. We picked a good one with 20 miles and 3,300ft of climbing. The trail followed a creek a good portion of the trail. The climb was 10 miles with an average grade of 7%. But the descent was well worth all the effort. We made our contribution to the teepee. It was a tad chilly at the top before our downhill blast. The trails were in perfect shape. Everyone happy at the top at 10,300ft after climbing 3300ft. Time for the f
So today was supposed to be a 2 ride day and we started out right out of the hotel riding downtown to check it out before heading to the trailhead for a 10-mile loop rated moderate to expert. We ended up with 17 miles and 2,500 ft of climbing. There was some very steep hike a bike up the final ascent and a washout on the first downhill section. Other than that a good loop close to town. We were cooked and did not have anything left for a second ride. Is that the dragon from G
Today we left Santa Fe and drove 1.5 hours north to Taos which offers a lot of mountain biking. We choose the South Boundary trail which is an IMBA epic route. We chose to use a shuttle that dropped us off part way through at 10,000ft. We only had to climb about 400ft for the whole trail and then descended about 5 miles back to the car. The views were spectacular! I did a 5-mile bonus loop at the end which added a little more climbing and offered more views. The South Boundar
After the 4 hour drive, we just did a local trail network near town for about 12 miles. The bike park was cool and we finished with a downhill. Excited that our friends will be joining us soon on the trip. We did not waste any time leaving Amarillo as it did not appear to offer too much other than the Cadillac Ranch along Rt 40 on the way out of town where there are 10 are buried Cadillacs hood first in dry Texan soil. And the cool temp Also, so many wind turbines along the w