The other day, November 9th, I finally got to do the mass accent to Lordsburg. This is the one ride I was somewhat envious when reading about it from Venezuela.
We had a group of about 15 leave the parking lot on NM 90 about 25 miles south of Silver City. Our plan was to ride the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail to Lordsburg. I ended up using my back-up bike, my geared Litespeed leaning against the bumper of that Ford pickup because the rear valve on my Coconino started leaking as I was airing up the tire that morning.
It turned out to be a beautiful day and ride, about 40 miles of dirt, the first half being single track and the other being 2 track dirt roads across the desert.
|The group regroups|
|Cooke's Peak in the distance|
|Technical uphill rocky section (walked this section when I should of/could of ridden it)|
|End of the single track|
|Into the desert|
|Lordsburg is to the left of center just below the horizon.|
|Charging the bull|
|My bike's puny wheels|
|End of the ride: mediocre food, cold beer|