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Old 02-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
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I was waiting for this.

I have lived here all my life, born and raised. I was also a cop!
Seems like 97% of the crime is.............. You guessed it drug related.

Sooo, stay away from the drug dealers, and the areas that they hang out. I love my neighborhood.
I talk with all my neighbors. They all know me and they all come over every christmas for food and beer.
I walk my youngest boy to the bus stop everyday, and watch out for all the other little ones. My older son
has been in public schools, and is attending all honors classes. My best friends two daughters went to
public shcools, one just got a full ride scholarship, the other is almost done with her 4 yr degree, in only
3 yrs, with a 4.0 gpa, I might add. But that simply comes down to parent involvement, not so much the schools.

Oh my daughter in-law is an attorney, she went straight to law school right after her graduate degree, her first full time job was practicing law at the age of 25. Attended Albuquerque Public Schools.

I bugs me to hear all the bashing of Albuquerque, yes it has it's issues but I don't know of any other city with the equal amount of population, that does not.

But, the number one reason not to move to Albuquerque is: "The Riding Sucks" !
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #17
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Whoa, good thing Dr. E didn't live in Gallup, lord knows what he would have said about this crime ridden, dirty, drunk filled down of little significance. Whew. There is also no good riding here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #18
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Portland and Seattle (PNW) are really safe places also, might get lucky and get another Ted Bundy as your neighbor.


Good points Dion!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #19
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I dunno.. All the guys I met down there last year were real jerks. No hospitality whatsoever. Even saw one dude run another guy over and just laugh about it. Dressed in funny looking gang-style colors. Sketchy for sure.




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Old 02-21-2013, 07:05 AM   #20
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Well, looks like I'm going to risk it and head that way next Thursday (2/28) and leave by Sunday.

Any volunteers for tour guide next Saturday 3/2, give me a taste of the local trails?

Are you guys getting snow down there like we are up here?

P.S. the DR has been running just a touch lean and hot here on the plains so I figure I need to step up the jetting one notch, we won't be getting up to 12k' anytime soon so I would rather put the jetting back to what I was running for the Koko and Moab.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #21
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Hope you like balloons

Didn't get squat for snow on the north end of Rio Rancho, but I had to clean about two inches off my truck in the city this morning when I got off work.

Someone is always riding here, with the extra moisture it should be really nice.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #22
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My main hobbies are motorcycling and single track mountain biking. ABQ is a wonderful place to live for that, and you get to do it (in different places, depending on the season) pretty much year round with some week to two week long exceptions (today is such a day, we received 3" of snow in the foothills of ABQ this morning). The climate is generally good, but high winds are becoming more and more of a problem over the last several years. Climate change? :shrug all I know is it's really windy a lot more than it used to be. Spring time is the absolute worst with about two solid months of high winds nearly every day. Drives me crazy every year. Other than that, I'm pretty happy with the climate, and it will be an improvement over Denver.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:01 PM   #23
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Well, looks like I'm going to risk it and head that way next Thursday (2/28) and leave by Sunday.

Any volunteers for tour guide next Saturday 3/2, give me a taste of the local trails?

Are you guys getting snow down there like we are up here?

P.S. the DR has been running just a touch lean and hot here on the plains so I figure I need to step up the jetting one notch, we won't be getting up to 12k' anytime soon so I would rather put the jetting back to what I was running for the Koko and Moab.
I would love to show you around, however I will not be in town on Saturday. If you plan on coming out here again
shoot me a pm.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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I would love to show you around, however I will not be in town on Saturday. If you plan on coming out here again
shoot me a pm.
Thanks DirtDad
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #25
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Ok, so I have been reading about a riding area just West of Rio Rancho. The plan is to head that way on Sat (3/2/2013) for my first taste of NM riding. I will be on a white/blue DR350 with Colorado plates. If anyone is interested in meeting up shoot me a PM or post up. I generally ride at a moderate pace and can handle technical trails. Thanks

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Old 02-24-2013, 04:42 PM   #26
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Ok, so I have been reading about a riding area just West of Rio Rancho. The plan is to head that way on Sat morning (3/2/2013) for my first taste of NM riding.
That's this stuff:
http://youtu.be/vGJp8016N3g?hd=1

http://youtu.be/wh0foL4QESQ?hd=1

Really fun area, but I was thankful to have a local guide. Bring a GPS with a backtrack function if you're solo. All those canyons looks the same.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #27
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I'll be in Moab or I'd give ya the 10 cent tour You'll like it if you don't mind sand.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:29 PM   #28
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If I'm around I'll try to meet you out there. My 2T could use a workout. Post up the time in this thread. Disclaimer: moderate pace it the best you will get from me.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #29
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That's this stuff:
http://youtu.be/vGJp8016N3g?hd=1

http://youtu.be/wh0foL4QESQ?hd=1

Really fun area, but I was thankful to have a local guide. Bring a GPS with a backtrack function if you're solo. All those canyons looks the same.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:39 PM   #30
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Riding in NNM

Good riding all around NNM, the many spots are CDR(SF) Rowe(SF) Buckman(SF) Alcalde(SF) Cow Creek(SF) ,and Rio Rathole(Abq) Cedro(Abq)
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