31 December 2007

Nice Day for a Ride...

OK, so it was 35 degrees out with winds easily gusting over 40mph. But at least we got out. I forget about Red Mesa. About 35 miles Northwest of Albuquerque, across the highway from the more scenic White Mesa, Red Mesa is a little-used motorcycle trials area that is as close to Moab's Sovereign Trail as we get around here. Plenty of slickrock with lots of ledgy, steppy technical bits. The driving:riding ratio isn't great, but when the higher trails are snowed in and the backyard trails have been done to death, it's a welcome change.

So bundle up, ring up your buddies and get out there and start the new year off right...

1 comment:

Matt said...

Tere's actually more out there than you might think...it's just hard to get to. the San Ysidro Mountain Truck Trail is about ~1.5 miles north and will take you up the ridge and there are lots of options back there - most beyond my skill - but some of the Trials World Cup trails are still marked with carins and drop back onto the singletrack network of Red Mesa. Prindle has been there - but he doesn't know the drop in routes.