- Some pics of my backyard (almost) New Mexico trails
Trails and weather looks really good, and the bonus of real wild animals.
I saw the only poison snake we have in denmark yesterday at my local trails, its called a hugorm, 15 inches long and you should be really unlucky to die if being bitten.
You on the other hand,bears , cougars and coyotes etc. Must be fun.Posted 5 years ago
Must be nice not coming home covered in crap every day !
This is one of those years where we wish we could get some of your excess rain—we have had a total of 3.9 inches so far all year. While you are trying to keep the muck out of the drivetrain, we are trying to keep the decomposed granite/sand/dust from grinding up chains, gears, bearings, etc.Posted 5 years agonwill1Member
Philbert31….I know I can handle myself against a chav, take them out….but don’t fancy my chances against a wild bear!
I’d be terrified out there & Canada….I’m scared is fall off and either die from dehydration or be eaten by a bear….besides its fun riding in the rain!?!?Posted 5 years ago
Actually do see quite a few rattlesnakes, probably at least one a week. Usually come across them stretched across the trail when you least expect it–calls for some creative, rapid manuevering or a test of you bunny-hopping skills.
Over the 20 years of riding up there, I have seen several bears, but they usually just shuffle off into the trees or brush. My biggest concern is running into a mother with new cubs in the early summer.
Have never seen a mountain lion in the local mountains, but have seen a few tracks over the years. The State Wildlife people estimate the population in the Sandia and Manzano mountains, adjacent to the city, to be only 15-20 at most (covers a 50 by 20 mile area). Some friends who live about 1/4 mile from me found 2 lion cubs in their backyard peachtree last summer, but mama was nowhere to be seen.
Coyotes are commonplace–I have opened my garage in the morning to walk the dogs to find one (or more) standing in the street. They saunter around in broad daylight. I was within about 15 feet from one along a walking trail yesterday when walking the dogs at 6AM.Posted 5 years ago
The wife wants to know if you carry a handgun and anti-venom in your camelbak
I don’t in the foothills trail area, but sometimes do carry a handgun in a small pack when riding on the east side of the mountains in some of the more remote areas (where one sometimes doesn’t see another human during a ride, even though only 20-30 minutes from my house to the trailheads). Actually, the foothills trails aren’t often crowded either. On a Sat or Sun, I might encounter 20 riders in a 2-3 hour ride and about the same number of hikers/runners.Posted 5 years ago
Sickening, truly jealous. Here in north east Scotland we’ve had very little dust this year. Absolute shite weather here.
We were planning a trip to Scotland this summer/fall and planned to get some riding in, but business got in the way of things and we are going to try and reschedule next summer. Based on the weather you guys have had this year, maybe worked to my advantage having to change the trip.Posted 5 years ago
I used to have a company office in Paisley and lot’s of fond memories of the area (and the single malt scotch), although I didn’t get to spend as much time getting to know the area as I would have liked to.
Some of those trails in the photos look a bit ‘samey’ though
I noticed after I had posted, that I did have a duplicate. It is only one section, called the “rock garden” where I was walking the dogs. The overall foothills trail system consists of about 45 miles, stretched out along the city and range from really easy to moderately technical (a few short sections very). The north/south part of the rock garden where I took the pics is only about 2 miles of the trail system.Posted 5 years ago
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