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Old 01-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #1651
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Awww, come on...I heard we 'might' see temps above freezing by this Wednesday or Thursday!
[QUOTE=pappa_j;20471721]Wtf with this weather. It is like that movie Groundhog Day./QUOTE]
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:18 PM   #1652
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Wtf with this weather. It is like that movie Groundhog Day. Everyday the snow is still there. I like to ski but fuck an a thaw already. I don't know how those poor bastard in northern latitudes do it. I'm going to start looking for work in Silver City.

Get a job where you dont work all the damn time!

My wife and my puppy dont even know who I am anymore pulled another night till after midnight wednesday working late every night and worked yesterday and today
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:50 PM   #1653
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Get a job where you dont work all the damn time!

My wife and my puppy dont even know who I am anymore pulled another night till after midnight wednesday working late every night and worked yesterday and today
Boy that ain't no shit. 1am at work again. I am glad I like what I do.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #1654
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:12 PM   #1655
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Speaking of warmer weather

I thought you would like a copy of this photo Beirski

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:02 AM   #1656
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Accept my apology in advance for those of you that poured bleach in their eyes after viewing my previous post.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:31 AM   #1657
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #1658
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Accept my apology in advance for those of you that poured bleach in their eyes after viewing my previous post.

Without access to bleach I opted for hot coffee.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:58 PM   #1659
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Taosgsr,
You are jealous of my sexy hairy man chest and my V-neck tan line.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #1660
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Albuquerque Day Trip.

One night stay at the Embassy Suites = $$$$

Hanging out in the “cold pool” with my five kids all the while whishing I was in the hot tub = 8.4 years off my life expectancy

The obligatory visit to Grandma’s house = pain and suffering

Two and a half hours of desert riding in 52 degree weather while Farmington was colder than a well digger’s ass = priceless.

I tried to get something together for Saturday in Albuquerque on the “NM Trip - this weekend (NM'ers feedback please)” thread to no avail. So I had to head out on my own. DirtDad had given me directions to the Southern riding area and I thought I would give it a go. The plan was just to go out, poke around, and try not to get stuck/broken out in the middle of nowhere.

For those who have never been the Southern area is a kind of a big dune on top of a mesa. While I probably didn’t find the Albuquerque rider’s sweet desert stash I had a great time. I rode a whooped up double track west and then caught a bit of single track back. On the way back to the duney apex of the area to reorient myself I helped a noob quad rider dig his quad out of the sand only to watch him get stuck in the exact same place 15 seconds later. I got to dig him out again. At the top of the dune and reoriented I started to head south on a whooped bit of double track. It was pretty sandy so I was pretending to be a really slow, fat, and untalented Cyril Despres (but sponsored by a company that makes enduro bikes) when I stumbled on this bit o’ trail sexiness.





As you can see from the photon the ridge top trail winds down to a slot canyon.

Pretty fun stuff.


I would like to get back down and have someone who knows the area show me around.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #1661
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Great report Pappa!
I have several friends in the Alb area, and it makes great sense to me to go down there for a weekend to ride while i have a free place to stay. Do i ever do this? NO! Why? Because im stoopit! Hopefully this will be a year of more exploration for me. I've got a couple of things up my sleeve, and if it all works out ill let you all know this weekend.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #1662
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Great report Pappa!
I have several friends in the Alb area, and it makes great sense to me to go down there for a weekend to ride while i have a free place to stay. Do i ever do this? NO! Why? Because im stoopit! Hopefully this will be a year of more exploration for me. I've got a couple of things up my sleeve, and if it all works out ill let you all know this weekend.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #1663
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I would like to get back down and have someone who knows the area show me around.
I'm sure Gordy would be glad to show ya the lake of fire.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #1664
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Pappa, I've been trying to make it down there the last couple of weeks, between the weather and projects it just hasn't happened. I have Wednesday and Thursday open this week if your around, lets go!
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #1665
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Pappa, I've been trying to make it down there the last couple of weeks, between the weather and projects it just hasn't happened. I have Wednesday and Thursday open this week if your around, lets go!
I wish. That spot where the pictures were taken lead to a slot canyon. From there it looks like there are a couple of different single track paths to follow. Unfortunately I discovered it when I was getting short on time so I couldn't explore further. I kind of stuck to the west edge of the mesa which required a couple of sandy hill climbs to get back out. I think if I could have continued west then north west there would probably be a nice loop.
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