North NM Jemez Valles Caldera Area Ride

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North NM Jemez Valles Caldera Area Ride

Post  AtomicXRer on Sun May 10, 2009 3:10 am

Here's a ride I did today with some buddies from ADVRider in the Rockies Region Forum.

Ride is by my home in Northern NM - Jemez Mountains. It was a preride in preparation for a much larger group ride scheduled for May 30th.

Today we did PreRide #1. The goal of this preride was to check conditions on the south end of the Valles Caldera Loop (Main Ride is on May 30th).

We wanted to check the south end of roads: Starting at Cochiti Pueblo we rode Dome Rd. (FR289), FR36, NM 4, FR106, then south on FR144 to head back to La Cueva for lunch.

Four riders: AKASY, Slojoe, Loren and AtomicXRer (me). Here’s where we started, and were getting the bikes readied in Cochiti, NM:




Hello Sy!




On the Dome Rd, we saw these brave climbers getting ready climb down this cliff:







Loren on his KLX250:



Slojoe on his XT225:



Sy rides a CRF230L:



Here’s my Big Red Pig:




Taking a break:



The Caldera:




Here are some images of FR106:







Nice pond for a breaky







Northern NM weather and terrain are fantastic!



I just love my BRP:



It always gives me a nice big grin:
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I was thinking the same thing ...

Post  Bump on Sun May 10, 2009 4:25 am

When I saw how you are shredding that rear tire!

Beautiful country you have there Sir!

I just love my BRP:
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Re: North NM Jemez Valles Caldera Area Ride

Post  AtomicXRer on Sun May 10, 2009 4:46 am

Here are some more of the ride pics courtesy of Slojoe:














A better pic of the volcano caldera
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Some technical parts:













A stream or two:





Finally some grub to eat:




Bottom line: NM is not just all cactus and desert.
BRP smile
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Post  big boar, little man on Sun May 10, 2009 8:59 am

thanks for sharing the pics. That looks like a great place to visit. I really miss the wide open spaces to ride. Back where I lived in NZ it was simalar in some parts to your photos. Now I live in France a typical track is abit like that photo with all the rocks and hill climb. Really chews the tyres.
Look forward to seeing more pics nice
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Ha! Keep the photography coming!

Post  Bump on Tue May 12, 2009 4:49 am

No, it's all fast Hondas and male scientists! asking for it

AtomicXRer wrote:Here are some more of the ride pics courtesy of Slojoe:

Bottom line: NM is not just all cactus and desert.
BRP smile


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Post  bakeray on Tue May 12, 2009 8:00 am

Beautiful country
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