Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Black Friday at Galisteo Basin Preserve

As usual, we were closed on the day after Thanksgiving (AKA Black Friday, in case you didn't know).  It's kind of a gross day of consumerism that we can't get behind, even though we are capitalist pigs who shove consumer goods you don't want down your throat every day.

So, we went for a bike ride instead of working.  This year we got a small crew together and headed to the Galisteo Basin Preserve to try and sweat off some turkey.

If you haven't heard of Galisteo Basin, it's a cool little area outside of Eldorado, which is outside of Santa Fe.  There was something to do about a requirement that trails be built if houses were going to get built.  The trails got built, no houses have really popped up, and the result is a bunch of nice trails stuck out in the middle of nothing.  Here's the website....


They are real fun trails that are sometimes rideable in the winter when other trails are muddy.  We didn't have any fun at all..

Conveniently, Santa Fe Brewing opened a tap room just a couple miles away from these trails in a shopping center in Eldorado.  And supposedly you can ride dirt from the tap room to these trails, but we didn't have the local knowledge on that one.  We hit up the tap room post ride, but they weren't open yet, so we moved on to my Pop's house for some backyard drinking.

And that's pretty much how the day went.  Hope all of you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Closed for Thanksgiving!

Hey Everybody.
We will be closed Thursday and Friday.
We will return for normal hours on Saturday.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall fun.

We've been having what is likely our busiest fall ever, which is awesome. And even awesome-er, we have been getting out for some racing and riding lately. 

Last weekend was 2 days of cross racing at Glorieta Camps, a new venue on the NM Cross series. The sprawling camp is 15 minutes past Santa Fe, the grounds are beautiful and the fall mountain air was refreshing. 

With plenty of room to work, the promotors put together a super fun course. Saturday was overcast, chilly and damp, which made for some very slippery grass corners. 

Sunday the course was reversed and the sun came out. 

The racing was good, and the lazing around in the grass was fantastic. 

The camp had a zip line up and running which provided great entertainment for the kids (and adults).  

And I got pretty excited to come back next summer and try my hand at the ridiculous looking water slides. 

This camp has new owners who are cyclists, so I'm told, and they have big plans to develop the area for mountain biking and to get a permanent cross course built and get Cross Nationals out there eventually. I'm really excited about the possibilities. 

Two weekends ago our friends from the Scalo Veloce team put on an awesome couple days of racing at the Sunnyslope course in the south Bosque. 

It's a really fun course that we have been racing on quite a few week nights lately. 

After doing the Singlespeed race, I posted up next to the keg, took over playing DJ on the big ass speaker, and drank a few while I cheered my heart out for the Open and Women's races. 

Unfortunately for the women, the wind made an appearance right as their race started, with gusts up to 50mph they said. 

The course tape was holding on for dear life. 

SeƱor Swinton was not there though, because he was busy romping around in Dolores CO and Moab with Chuckles, soaking in some amazing fall colors and amazing trails. 

And the weekend before that? I believe we were in Cuba, doing some more racing. 

If you go to the Facebooks, and look up the New Mexico Cyclocross Community page, you will find a ton of amazing photos from the races. Most of which have been take. By Marlene Squillaci, mother of Taylor, who is a properly badass teenager on a bike. 

Also, I have the cutest puppy ever. 

The black lab is the puppy, his name is Scott and he is about 3 months old. The pit mix is Roxy, she is 12, and she's not sure she wants her picture taken right now, thankyouverymuch. 

There's lots more cross races to be had this winter. Go to http://www.newmexicocyclocross.com/
to see the schedule. 

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Closed Mondays!

Hey everybody.

As of Monday September 22nd, we will be switching to our Fall/winter schedule and we will be closed on Mondays. 

So... See you Tuesday.  Thanks!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Closed for Labor Day!

We will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day, because not working sounds like a whole lot more fun than working.

We know you will be missing us horribly while we are gone, so here is a picture of Swinton looking lovely to hold you over until Tuesday.

Hope everybody has a fun weekend and spends some time riding bikes!