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XRAYO said:
Should be in the 50's this weekend. Even the streams are loosening up...

Have a Merry Christmas!

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merry christmas to u buddy.
 

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Should i be worried?

Being new to the area, I thought i would be enjoying getting some turns in at the Ski hill by now. What's up?
XRAYO i didn't think there were any streams at Dale Ball.
 

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Being new to the area, I thought i would be enjoying getting some turns in at the Ski hill by now. What's up?
XRAYO i didn't think there were any streams at Dale Ball.
SSWEET,

You just gotta know where to look!

Frankly, for the sake of all, I'd rather have some snow here and on the mountains. It was so dry yesterday that my nephew was kicking up dust in front of me as we rode the trails and it was getting in my eyes. First time I've noticed that. Maybe it was his Panaracers...

Doesn't look like the drought is over yet...

Think snow!

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XRAYO said:
SSWEET,

You just gotta know where to look!

Frankly, for the sake of all, I'd rather have some snow here and on the mountains. It was so dry yesterday that my nephew was kicking up dust in front of me as we rode the trails and it was getting in my eyes. First time I've noticed that. Maybe it was his Panaracers...

Doesn't look like the drought is over yet...

XRAYO, got a question.

I spent 10 summers in SF, up to '99. All those gained me good local knowledge of the assorted trails. My question is, what happened to the trail system off La Tierra ?. You used to be able to ride up the ridge behind the Radisson, all the way up to La Teirra, cross over and up to Tano, then back via Montoya and up around the water tower as well as down the ridges towards E. Wildflower. This was one of my favorite area's to ride, especially the 4 yrs. I lived off Tano.

It all seems gone now, what with all the bye-pass work and add'l lanes on 285/84. Is any of this stuff still ridable ?. They used to run a race up thru here in Sept, I recall..

Also, is the Lamy single track still a dirt ST ?. There was talk of the county paving it down to 285, using rails-to-trails funds.

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My question is, what happened to the trail system off La Tierra ?. You used to be able to ride up the ridge behind the Radisson, all the way up to La Teirra, cross over and up to Tano, then back via Montoya and up around the water tower as well as down the ridges towards E. Wildflower. This was one of my favorite area's to ride, especially the 4 yrs. I lived off Tano.

It all seems gone now, what with all the bye-pass work and add'l lanes on 285/84. Is any of this stuff still ridable ?. They used to run a race up thru here in Sept, I recall..
Timely question. GlenZX and I were just out there this past weekend. Despite the construction of 599 and the re-construction of Camino de los Montoyas, the La Tierra trail system is doing just fine and is, in fact, expanding (sort of). When they repaved los Montoyas, they put in a bunch of parking areas and a new fence that hopefully will keep the motorized vehicles out of the area. While the old access point to the trails near the water tank has been abandoned, there is a new trailhead just up the road (for all you folks who have been hopping the fence in the old location, just head up the road--it's much easier!).

The reason we were out there is that the race is being resurrected this year and we were laying out the new course. It's scheduled for June 4, so put it on your calendar. Long range plans call for some trail maintenance days, trail signage and an updated trail map that will be the result of years of data collection by Glen and myself.

With its slightly milder climate, the la Tierra trails remain much more snow free that the Dale Ball trails and can be ridden most of the winter. Also, when the forests and Dale Ball trails are closed because of fire danger, the la Tierra trails are the only option besides riding the pavement. So I think it would be great if more folks would ride the trails, join in on trail maintenance days and participate in the race (we'll need lots of volunteers in addition to racers).
 

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If we don't get some serious precip, trail closures next summer are a real possibility... It's bone dry out there.

Glad to see other options. Thanks for your efforts!!!

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Timely question. GlenZX and I were just out there this past weekend. Despite the construction of 599 and the re-construction of Camino de los Montoyas, the La Tierra trail system is doing just fine and is, in fact, expanding (sort of). When they repaved los Montoyas, they put in a bunch of parking areas and a new fence that hopefully will keep the motorized vehicles out of the area. While the old access point to the trails near the water tank has been abandoned, there is a new trailhead just up the road (for all you folks who have been hopping the fence in the old location, just head up the road--it's much easier!).

The reason we were out there is that the race is being resurrected this year and we were laying out the new course. It's scheduled for June 4, so put it on your calendar. Long range plans call for some trail maintenance days, trail signage and an updated trail map that will be the result of years of data collection by Glen and myself.

This is good to hear. When I lived off Tano Rd. I rode this area at least twice per week, when I wasn't exploring the Caja. I was saddened to see all the homes that went in off 285 between the Radison and Tano. The flip side is there's a great service road from Tano all the way to Nambe (which was un-ridable on 285/84), or so I'm told, with ton's of add'l roads out to Las Campanas and to Airport Rd. I had a lot of fun riding all this (road bike) before 599 went in.

>With its slightly milder climate, the la Tierra trails remain much more snow free that the Dale Ball trails and can be ridden most of the winter. Also, when the forests and Dale Ball trails

When I was last in SF, I was riding to the N of the Resevoir up off Canyon Rd. up to the Ski Basin Rd. and back. I understand what was a very rough trail system has now been developed into Dale Ball.

What's happend to the Lamy ST ?. Did they pave it ?.

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What's happend to the Lamy ST ?. Did they pave it ?.

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If you're talking about the rail trail to Lamy, yes, a small portion of it is paved in town but the majority of it is still dirt. That's another winter riding staple: good for distance, but not so good for technical fun
 
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