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Nov 02 2016
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Nov 02 2016
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Mtn Biking19.00 Miles 1,500 AEG
Mtn Biking19.00 Miles
1,500 ft AEG
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Still did not ride out to the end of the road! Wheel/tire issues... good ride
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Oct 25 2016
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Goat Springs CanyonSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Canyoneering avatar Oct 25 2016
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Canyoneering5.50 Miles 950 AEG
Canyoneering5.50 Miles
950 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
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Interesting bike...hike day!

Started out around 7am riding over to the hike... couple miles... easy. 8am hike got off on time. We approached the canyon with an initial ascent of the old traditional trail... then cut over and dropped in. Unfortunately the most impactful aspect of the canyon today: tons on new graffiti!! It is a mess up in their. While this pattern is not new, most of the historic paint has been fading nicely. Alas... no more.

We climbed to the huge flowover and found more new paint.

From that point we moved south around the base of the cliffs to the next drainage then ascended the really nice cascading dryfall up to the Mesa Basin. Once there, we moved over to the Goat Springs Trail for an easy descent. I loaded up on Apples Ross had brought from his Orchard... and biked home...

...just in time to meet Luster. I switched from the round town computing mtn bike to a better mtn bike and we headed up to Cloudcroft. The drive up moved us nicely into cloudcover and cooler temps. The 80's in the valley transformed into low 60's!
Luster is new to the area, so I showed him the first section of the Pumphouse Road ride. It was good, but there was much less color showing than I hoped for... oh, well. The upcoming Mystic Meander will likely miss out also!?

Ride over... easy drive down the hill... and Luster dumped me off cross town. I shopped for food and socked 40#+ into a backpack for the six mile ride home... that may have been my biggest bit of training for the day!

Left around 7am... home at 3:30.

I am attempting to correct some pronounced metabolic issues, so on this day I fully restrained from any food intake. Zero calories since 6pm yesterday. I plan to eat my meal of the day at 6pm this evening. I checked my Blood Glucose level: 188... after over twenty hours fasting... and 6+ hours moderately hard exercise. Hmmmm... :o

All good... now, might I head out the door for a little run to round out the day?
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Oct 06 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 06 2009
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Mtn Biking15.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Mtn Biking15.00 Miles   2 Hrs      7.50 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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easy ride to burn a few calories... hike this morning did not go well... need more rest?
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Sep 21 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 21 2009
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Mtn Biking11.00 Miles 600 AEG
Mtn Biking11.00 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   8.35 mph
600 ft AEG
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end of summer... end of day... the rain just starting to fall as I pulled the bike into the house. Cold coming!
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Sep 20 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 20 2009
imike
Mtn Biking17.00 Miles 800 AEG
Mtn Biking17.00 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   6.18 mph
800 ft AEG
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easy paced ride over newly resurfaced (packed gravel) road bed... all the exciting chatter board descents are gone for awile. Not sure why the forest serviced spent the funds to improve this road to nowhere... odd
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Sep 15 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 15 2009
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Mtn Biking16.00 Miles 900 AEG
Mtn Biking16.00 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   7.38 mph
900 ft AEG
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energy stayed good for the ride, and added a nice off trail portion towards the end... played down a really nice old logging road, closed off but still in great grassy shape for riding. Might provide an offtrail access across and down to hiway 130... have to come back and check it out. It would also make a great bike camping route... nice sites off and away and yet easy to get to from the Village.

I'm not sure why they are out here repaving this road to nowhere that no one uses and was already in good enough shape for even a low clearance vehicle. this new base of hard packed gravel is eliminating all those very interesting rock shelves and chatter board that made the downhills so enticing on the bike. This is miles and miles of road work that can have no basis except to be spending money... ah, the government.
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Sep 11 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 11 2009
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Mtn Biking6.00 Miles 400 AEG
Mtn Biking6.00 Miles      50 Mns   7.20 mph
400 ft AEG
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easy ride to close out the day
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Sep 09 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Sep 09 2009
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Mtn Biking12.00 Miles 900 AEG
Mtn Biking12.00 Miles   2 Hrs      6.00 mph
900 ft AEG
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easy pace, fun ride
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Jul 30 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Jul 30 2009
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Mtn Biking17.50 Miles 1,200 AEG
Mtn Biking17.50 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   6.03 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Jul 27 2009
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 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking14.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Mtn Biking14.00 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   7.78 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Jul 26 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking16.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Mtn Biking16.00 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   8.35 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Jul 21 2009
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 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking18.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Mtn Biking18.00 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   10.59 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Jul 19 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking8.00 Miles 600 AEG
Mtn Biking8.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   6.00 mph
600 ft AEG
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Jul 16 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking6.00 Miles 600 AEG
Mtn Biking6.00 Miles      41 Mns   8.78 mph
600 ft AEG
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Jul 08 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking13.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Mtn Biking13.00 Miles   2 Hrs      6.50 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Jul 02 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking14.40 Miles 600 AEG
Mtn Biking14.40 Miles   2 Hrs      7.20 mph
600 ft AEG
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Jun 24 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 24 2009
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Mtn Biking11.00 Miles 600 AEG
Mtn Biking11.00 Miles   2 Hrs      5.50 mph
600 ft AEG
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Jun 20 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking18.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
Mtn Biking18.00 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   6.55 mph
1,400 ft AEG
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Jun 18 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
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Mtn Biking16.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Mtn Biking16.00 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   5.93 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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Jun 15 2009
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70 male
 Joined Nov 05 2008
 Cloudcroft, NM
Pumphouse RidgeSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 15 2009
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Mtn Biking20.00 Miles 1,900 AEG
Mtn Biking20.00 Miles   3 Hrs   27 Mns   5.80 mph
1,900 ft AEG
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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