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    2016 Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest

    When: Feb. 11-14, 2016
    Quite a few arrive on Feb. 10th around noon and get a ride in on the Lajitas Trail system in the afternoon. Other arrive as late as Friday and make a short weekend of it.

    You can sign up to get announcements about the event here:
    http://www.desertsportstx.com/chihua...ike-fest-info/

    !NOTE!: There will be a event limit for 2016 of 500 people.

    The Big Bend Trails Alliance is who the festival benefits. They are the group that has built and maintain the miles and miles of trails that we ride on. Without them, there would be no trails and thus no festival. I was just there during a workday and can attest that they work very hard to keep the trails in shape for everyone to enjoy.
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    sounds really fun. Wonder why no one has thought of this before.
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    Website for the Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest is up:
    Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest

    Registration is up as well:
    https://www.bikereg.com/chihuahuan-d...d-mtb-festival
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    So, what days do most folks do what? I know Wednesday is the Lajitas trails ride & Thursday is Old Ore, but other than that what does everyone do? I wanna sign up for at least one "slow person's" group ride.
    I don't have cojones, I have breasticles.
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    Friday is at Lajitas culminating in Happy Valley which we have done before together. Saturday is at Big Bend Ranch State Park. Like last year, I would like to start at the entrance to Contrabando because it gets us more directly into the trail system and avoids a long ride up the dirt road from the Visitor's Center. On the way back to the cars, I like that long downhill desert trail that comes down the ridge from the short steep climb.
    Raise your skill level to the level of the trail, donít bring the level of the trail down to your riding level.

    Don't mind me, I'm just along for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I like that long downhill desert trail that comes down the ridge from the short steep climb.
    Fresno Divide.

    Catch it on the North side of the Dome Loop. 29į19'53.7"N 103į49'31.7"W

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toobin' Tobin View Post
    Fresno Divide.

    Catch it on the North side of the Dome Loop. 29į19'53.7"N 103į49'31.7"W
    Yes. I like that trail for returning to the parking lot.
    Raise your skill level to the level of the trail, donít bring the level of the trail down to your riding level.

    Don't mind me, I'm just along for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Yes. I like that trail for returning to the parking lot.
    So, is that the Dome loop?
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    Refresh anti-flat sealant & change out brake pads... check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugarNspice View Post
    So, is that the Dome loop?
    Fresno Divide is a new-ish trail that sits between the Northern/NorthWestern section of the Dome Trail and Fresno Creek/Canyon. There is a short (200 meter) steep climb followed by several miles of mostly downhill desert single track.

    Getting there: From the East Contrabando trail head I like taking Dog Cholla, Crystal & Camino Viejo singletrack trail spurs to West Contrabando Trail (about 5 miles in).
    Take a left (West) and in about 0.5 miles there is an intersection for the Dome Loop.
    Take the trail to the right on the Eastern section of the Dome Trail.
    When you arrive at the jeep road Dome/West Contrabando trail intersection, take a left.
    In less than a quarter of a mile, you'll see the right hand turn that takes you to the Fresno Divide trail.

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    MAN! Something always comes up for this! Class this year...but maybe next year will be the year. Have fun mojos!
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
    I've got more skill on two wheels than the majority of people have on two legs.

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    Wait, I was thinking Lajitas.....nevermind.....
    "As long as I breathe, I attack"-Bernard Hinault
    I've got more skill on two wheels than the majority of people have on two legs.

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    For the first time in like 15 years, I'm gonna miss it. :-(
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    I, for one, will miss you George. Hey, I ran into Tim Trevino at a Superbowl Party. He said he is interested in getting back into riding and bought a Burley trailer for his little one. Maybe we will see him out riding again.
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    Raise your skill level to the level of the trail, donít bring the level of the trail down to your riding level.

    Don't mind me, I'm just along for the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    For the first time in like 15 years, I'm gonna miss it. :-(
    George, I kept your tradition alive for you.
    Everyone enjoyed 1942, it was all I had.

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    I had a great time. The weather was fabulous. The trails, especially the gravel laden, dry, creek beds were it very good shape, at least the best I have seen. A good time was had by all.
    Raise your skill level to the level of the trail, donít bring the level of the trail down to your riding level.

    Don't mind me, I'm just along for the ride.

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    Some of the pics Sandy Carson took back during the 2010 trip have finally made the interwebs.

    Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest | BIKE Magazine

    That year was Sandy's first trip to ride (on a rented mountain bike) in the desert but not his last, he got hooked and not only purchased a mountain bike but has been to every fest since so there are pics from other years in there as well.
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    I sawr a few the didnt seem like they belonged.
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    Congrats to one of the members of this years Magical Mystery Tour.


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    She needs to place her race bib in that frame!

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