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Race Report: Santa Fe Big Friggin Loop – What an Ass Kicker

Everyone has a race that haunts them.  Be it a crash, a bonk, a mechanical, weather, or any other unfavorable circumstance that causes the most horrific combo of letters know to mankind to be associated with that event, it doesn’t matter. … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Peak Bagging in Taos, New Mexico

Like women, some of the best bike rides are elusive.  When I first met my wife, she wouldn’t give me the time of day.  She was working the coffee bar at Panavision, and once in a while she’d bring in … Continue reading

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Sticky Singletrack Along the Rio Grande Gorge: Horsethief Mesa – Taos, New Mexico

As I cautiously pointed my bike past the barbed wire fence, I was careful not to get my bar ends tangled in a tango.  I held my breath, as the putrid stank of the trash dump invaded my nostrils.  Right about then,  I … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Coyote and Chamisoso Loop – Tijeras, New Mexico

Word on the street is that some of the best singletrack in New Mexico hides out in the Manzanita Mountains of the Cibola National Forest near Tijeras.  OK.  Where the heck is Tijeras?  It’s only 20 minutes east of Albuquerque, just … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Golden Open Space near Madrid, NM

I like excuses.  Well, not really.  Unless it’s an excuse to ride my bike.  I also like excuses to eat good food and drink good beer.  Usually, those excuses are intertwined with riding bikes, as food and beer always taste … Continue reading

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Otherworldly Riding at the Alien Run Trail – Aztec, NM

Sometimes I just need a no-brainer.  Especially when my dome feels like a sponge that’s been rung out and the dingy brown soup is dripping all over my feet.  Sometimes, I don’t want to think about trail finding, making the right … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Red Mesa / San Ysidro Trail Network – San Ysidro, NM

I’ve been in New Mexico for a few weeks now, getting into the swing of work.  Easter weekend snuck up on me, and I totally forgot that I have Good Friday off from work.  Score!!  Hmmm… what to do… what … Continue reading

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Swoopy Singletrack in the Sandia Foothills – Albuquerque, NM

Had a real fun ride today.  Glad my arse is back to good and I’ve pretty much gained back the weight I lost a couple weeks ago while riding the Stagecoach 400.  My legs were kinda stale from the first week … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Aspen Vista Trail – Santa Fe, New Mexico

As I write this, I’ve got only one day of shooting left on Season 3 of Longmire – 70 days of shooting has come and gone in a blink of an eye!!  With my legs kicked up on the coffee … Continue reading

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Race Report: Pajarito Burnout 2014 – Los Alamos, NM

I’m not quite sure why I decided to do this race, but as always, super stoked I did.  We’ve been getting our asses kicked at work lately.  The current episode of Longmire that we’re filming has been pretty much all … Continue reading

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