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Big ring for the basin, little ring for the range. 
#frontderailleur #geology #monumentalloop
📷@joshuagoran on the disposable camera around Las Cruces earlier this spring. Bikecamping styles by @mattumental, who will show you a good time, if you're into that.
#monumentalloop #ninetyeightpercentrideable
📷@joshuagoran on the disposable camera around Las Cruces earlier this spring. Bikecamping styles by @mattumental, who will show you a good time, if you're into that. #monumentalloop  #ninetyeightpercentrideable 
Tonuco Mtn aka San Diego Mtn., Southern NM.  Look for the fluorine fluorite mine shafts on the sketchy descent down the north face “trail”. No dabs, you’re a legend
Tonuco Mtn aka San Diego Mtn., Southern NM. Look for the fluorine fluorite mine shafts on the sketchy descent down the north face “trail”. No dabs, you’re a legend
@imeugenius rated this a five star camp.  Couple steel bikes, plenty of snacks, countless shooting stars, and a breeze filtering through the juniper made for a quality night.  Personally I’d drop it to four stars though due to the cow pies, but I’d stay here again. 
#monumentalloop #bikepacking #surlybikes
@imeugenius rated this a five star camp. Couple steel bikes, plenty of snacks, countless shooting stars, and a breeze filtering through the juniper made for a quality night. Personally I’d drop it to four stars though due to the cow pies, but I’d stay here again. #monumentalloop  #bikepacking  #surlybikes 
Uvas sunrise. 5 star cowboy camp under a windswept juniper. Self powered, no vehicle necessary to get here if you want.
Uvas sunrise. 5 star cowboy camp under a windswept juniper. Self powered, no vehicle necessary to get here if you want.
🎶And the beer Choases away the blues 🎶. Paved alternate to the Monumental Loop is fine. Take it if you want. 
#singlespeed #surlybikes #lasuvas
🎶And the beer Choases away the blues 🎶. Paved alternate to the Monumental Loop is fine. Take it if you want. #singlespeed  #surlybikes  #lasuvas 
the long way to Tonuco. north Dona Ana Mtns. In close proximity to Lucero Wash.
the long way to Tonuco. north Dona Ana Mtns. In close proximity to Lucero Wash.
turquoise tubs stand the test of time.
turquoise tubs stand the test of time.
Horse Canyon. Sierra De Las Uvas. NM
Horse Canyon. Sierra De Las Uvas. NM
riverside apiary.
riverside apiary.
@imeugenius peeking into the past and indulging his hidden love of lath. 
#monumentalloop #bikepacking #nmtrue
Lucero Wash at sunset. 
#monumentalloop #bikepacking #petroglyphs
Someone suggested I provide a gear list for the DangerBird350. Aside from these items I’m bringing tire repair stuff, food, and water.  I expect a few moments of discomfort but won’t suffer. All my items are luxury items! (Disclaimer: this list is not complete. Pedants please look elsewhere to ensure total satisfaction.) #simple #nature #shoepillow @dangerbird350 @enlightenedequipment
Someone suggested I provide a gear list for the DangerBird350. Aside from these items I’m bringing tire repair stuff, food, and water. I expect a few moments of discomfort but won’t suffer. All my items are luxury items! (Disclaimer: this list is not complete. Pedants please look elsewhere to ensure total satisfaction.) #simple  #nature  #shoepillow  @dangerbird350 @enlightenedequipment
Hatch. equine observations along the #monumentalloop
I haven’t tasted these fruits. 
#longsunday #monumentalloop #fatbikes
Well...apparently even Cone Country can take riders down.  Tales of endless mud, goatheads, inoperable water tanks, deep sand, and washed out roads were shared on the car ride home. 
#rescue #conecountry #fumattmason
Well...apparently even Cone Country can take riders down. Tales of endless mud, goatheads, inoperable water tanks, deep sand, and washed out roads were shared on the car ride home. #rescue  #conecountry  #fumattmason 
Local bikepackers are hitting the Monumental Loop.  This fella is headed out on to Cone Country tomorrow for a full weekend of riding.  Sounds great to us! 
#monumentalloop #bikepacking #leavenotrace #conecountry #organmountainsdesertpeaks #nationalmonument #humanpower
Now that the @dangerbird350 is on the scene the Monumental Loop has softened a bit.  The latest change cuts the nearly unrideable SST, instead the route now flows through the colorful geology of Apache and Spring Canyons near Picacho Peak. Thanks to the local fat tire crew for the inspiration and to @bikepackingcom and @logans.ride for supporting the route.  Riding season is here, come on down! 
#bikepacking #monumentalloop #nmtrue
Now that the @dangerbird350 is on the scene the Monumental Loop has softened a bit. The latest change cuts the nearly unrideable SST, instead the route now flows through the colorful geology of Apache and Spring Canyons near Picacho Peak. Thanks to the local fat tire crew for the inspiration and to @bikepackingcom and @logans.ride for supporting the route. Riding season is here, come on down! #bikepacking  #monumentalloop  #nmtrue 
Options for the upcoming @dangerbird350 Feel free to express your opinion(s) but this isn't a poll.

#singlespeed #geared #jonesbikes #bikepacking @intergalacticsurlybikes
The Monumental Loop needs a logo.  The obvious choice is to feature the photogenic and striking Organs but keeping with the spirit of the Loop I'd like too see the Desert Peaks represented as well.  I'm hoping to print some bandannas for supporters and finishers of the route. Clearly I'm not the person for the job. Are you? 
#monumentalloop #ridingseason #bikepacking #localartist #organmountainsdesertpeaks #nmtrue #vision #volunteer #mynameissimon
These trails, these folks 🙌🏾 🌅 ☀️ @haylady #doñaanashewolves #donaanatrails #monumentalloop #bikepacking  #lightleapyears #brazilianwaxingmoon  @southernnewmexicotrailalliance
Tonuco Mountain was no joke on the #monumentalloop in #newmexico  If I had any idea what I was getting into I probably would have stopped earlier to camp down out of the wind. After some knarly hike-a-bike I found this flat spot. Although the view was beautiful looking back across the desert towards #lascruces, the 20 degree temps and endless wind made for a rough night out. Still though, I'm getting antsy for another #adventure! #bikepacking #handheldlongexposure #sky #camping #tonucomountain
Tonuco Mountain was no joke on the #monumentalloop  in #newmexico  If I had any idea what I was getting into I probably would have stopped earlier to camp down out of the wind. After some knarly hike-a-bike I found this flat spot. Although the view was beautiful looking back across the desert towards #lascruces , the 20 degree temps and endless wind made for a rough night out. Still though, I'm getting antsy for another #adventure ! #bikepacking  #handheldlongexposure  #sky  #camping  #tonucomountain 
There are lots of great things about thru-hiking and biking the Colorado Trail. One of my favorites was the ability to rely on paper maps and the Data Book.  No delicate phones, dynamo hubs, batteries, or the latest apps were needed. Ideally, and I recognize huge effort the @thecoloradotrail put in, I'd love to be able to offer the same service on the Monumental Loop. Until then just remember to turn at the third cattle gaurd, if you see the cactus that looks like Mickey Mouse you've gone too far.  Riding season is here! 
#bikepacking #monumentalloop #nogarmin #carsonite #coloradotrail #thruhike #inspiration #volunteer #thrubike #nophonezone
There are lots of great things about thru-hiking and biking the Colorado Trail. One of my favorites was the ability to rely on paper maps and the Data Book. No delicate phones, dynamo hubs, batteries, or the latest apps were needed. Ideally, and I recognize huge effort the @thecoloradotrail put in, I'd love to be able to offer the same service on the Monumental Loop. Until then just remember to turn at the third cattle gaurd, if you see the cactus that looks like Mickey Mouse you've gone too far. Riding season is here! #bikepacking  #monumentalloop  #nogarmin  #carsonite  #coloradotrail  #thruhike  #inspiration  #volunteer  #thrubike  #nophonezone 
Time to grow up young DangerBirds! 
Training for the GDR, CT, or AZT?  Looking to ride big miles but hate the trainer? Ride outdoors with us this October, think warm and sunny, on a diverse and challenging course. Big climbs, loose rocks, deep sand, solitude, gnarly trails, and tire slicing volcanoes all set in the remote OM-DP National Monument, what else do you need. 
#bikepacking #newroute #monumentalloop #franklinmountains #singletrack #bigride #greenchile #warmandsunny #burrito #fun 📷: @tooter_mcnary
Time to grow up young DangerBirds! Training for the GDR, CT, or AZT? Looking to ride big miles but hate the trainer? Ride outdoors with us this October, think warm and sunny, on a diverse and challenging course. Big climbs, loose rocks, deep sand, solitude, gnarly trails, and tire slicing volcanoes all set in the remote OM-DP National Monument, what else do you need. #bikepacking  #newroute  #monumentalloop  #franklinmountains  #singletrack  #bigride  #greenchile  #warmandsunny  #burrito  #fun  📷: @tooter_mcnary
Pony discovered the best view of #omdp4nm and thankfully, I survived the climb to see it too. I have a  swellbow to prove it. #daypacking #monumentalloop #basketballsizedbabyheads
@susiealetta climbing up White Gap Pass, scouting the #monumentalloop. The Sierra de Las Uvas are looking lush from the monsoon rains. #organmountainsdesertpeaksnationalmonument #bikepackingnewmexico #bikepacking
Course recon has begun. Heavy summer rains have left behind loose rocks and washed out trails.  Cairns may be used to aid navigation at key junctions, or not. 
#bikepacking #mountainbike #endurance #organmountainsdesertpeaks #monumentsforall #publicland
Tested out a new pitching option for my bug bivy last night. Steady rain and the absence of my tarp led me to use the bivy mesh side down which provided me with small rectangle of nylon to curl up under. My quilt stayed dry but only because I left that at home too. Good morning! 
#bikepacking #surlyecr #canyonwren #organmountainsdesertpeaks #wearwool #monuments4all #monumentalloop @mountainlaureldesigns
Artifact from one of the earliest known #monumentalloop attempts recently discovered and excavated just off-route in #westway.  Drooling over the water carrying capacity on that seat /top tube and fork. Plus, a nice front rack 😍
Artifact from one of the earliest known #monumentalloop  attempts recently discovered and excavated just off-route in #westway . Drooling over the water carrying capacity on that seat /top tube and fork. Plus, a nice front rack 😍
#Repost @southernnewmexicotrailalliance (@get_repost)
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Now referred to as The Canadian Proposal, this road in the Las Uvas mountains is no longer part of the Monumental Loop. The new route adds the rocky climbs and endless views of White Gap Pass. Expect several more alterations to the Loop and look for the new map @bikepackingcom later this summer. 
#SNMTA #LasUvas #monumentsforall #monumentalloop #leavenotrace #bikepacking @ted.sewell @vanjaavdic 🇨🇦#canadaday
#Repost  @southernnewmexicotrailalliance (@get_repost) ・・・ Now referred to as The Canadian Proposal, this road in the Las Uvas mountains is no longer part of the Monumental Loop. The new route adds the rocky climbs and endless views of White Gap Pass. Expect several more alterations to the Loop and look for the new map @bikepackingcom later this summer. #SNMTA  #LasUvas  #monumentsforall  #monumentalloop  #leavenotrace  #bikepacking  @ted.sewell @vanjaavdic 🇨🇦#canadaday 
#Repost @southernnewmexicotrailalliance 
No way! Our story will live on thanks to @southernnewmexicotrailalliance 
#mtb #bikelife #bikepacking #monumentalloop #bikelove @vanjaavdic ・・・
Now referred to as The Canadian Proposal, this road in the Las Uvas mountains is no longer part of the Monumental Loop. The new route adds the rocky climbs and endless views of White Gap Pass. Expect several more alterations to the Loop and look for the new map @bikepackingcom later this summer. 
#SNMTA #LasUvas #monumentsforall #monumentalloop #leavenotrace #bikepacking @ted.sewell @vanjaavdic 🇨🇦#canadaday
#Repost  @southernnewmexicotrailalliance No way! Our story will live on thanks to @southernnewmexicotrailalliance #mtb  #bikelife  #bikepacking  #monumentalloop  #bikelove  @vanjaavdic ・・・ Now referred to as The Canadian Proposal, this road in the Las Uvas mountains is no longer part of the Monumental Loop. The new route adds the rocky climbs and endless views of White Gap Pass. Expect several more alterations to the Loop and look for the new map @bikepackingcom later this summer. #SNMTA  #LasUvas  #monumentsforall  #monumentalloop  #leavenotrace  #bikepacking  @ted.sewell @vanjaavdic 🇨🇦#canadaday 
Now referred to as The Canadian Proposal, this road in the Las Uvas mountains is no longer part of the Monumental Loop. The new route adds the rocky climbs and endless views of White Gap Pass. Expect several more alterations to the Loop and look for the new map @bikepackingcom later this summer. 
#SNMTA #LasUvas #monumentsforall #monumentalloop #leavenotrace #bikepacking @ted.sewell @vanjaavdic 🇨🇦#canadaday
Now referred to as The Canadian Proposal, this road in the Las Uvas mountains is no longer part of the Monumental Loop. The new route adds the rocky climbs and endless views of White Gap Pass. Expect several more alterations to the Loop and look for the new map @bikepackingcom later this summer. #SNMTA  #LasUvas  #monumentsforall  #monumentalloop  #leavenotrace  #bikepacking  @ted.sewell @vanjaavdic 🇨🇦#canadaday 
This is my lawyer. He is also my daughter's prom date.  Never one to be rude, he suggested a drink to honor Mr. Pat Garrett. 
#muchobliged #wildturkey #wildwest #patgarrettandbillythekid #bikepacking  #oldcarbine #monumentalloop #DangerBird350
First bikepacking trip.  Stats: -26 x 2.0 slick tires w/tubes
-3 speed coaster brake
-45 miles in sandals 
Everything went fine. Get out there and try for yourself! 
#tbt #bikepacking #noexcuses #goforit #donaanatrails #monumentalloop @konabikes #🌎bike
Wednesday night ride!  @haylady @claudiaorte @becki_roan_graham  and #Lori Diaz #omdp4nm #monumentsforall #monumentalloop #DoñaAnaSheWolves
The DangerBird continues to make poor choices.  It can be seen here turning East where the #monumentalloop went West. This will add 35 miles of rough single track and two mountain passes. 
#typetwofun #bikerace #bikepacking #nationalmonument #willithappen #fkt #dangerbird
While the #monumentalloop is great we've decided the DangerBird deserves it's own route. Mostly the two will overlap but I've spied a few areas where I can include more single track.  What was initially titled the Danger Bird 300 may be closer to 400 miles. Knowing myself I wouldn't expect those extra 100 miles will make the course easier. #DangerBird #meepmeep #bikerace #bikepacking #fkt #firstedition #grassroots #protectpubliclands
As with all great ideas the #DangerBird, a 345 mile bike race through Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Mouthful, was born out of fireside conversation. Following the #monumentalloop through a half a million acres of public land the route seeks out the most scenic spots and laces them together with single track, abandoned mining roads, tire slicing lava fields, and rippin' ranch roads. Among the pioneering riders the course has a fearsome reputation but the fastest outlaws should find themselves back in Old Mesilla drinking tequila after 48 hours of riding. . . and pushing. Currently the OM-DP National Monument is being threatened by the Trump misadministration and may be greatly reduced in size. The #DangerBird seeks to bolster already strong local support for protecting these lands and answer the nagging question; can anyone out run the Bird?  Coming this fall! #meepmeep #bikepacking #monumentsmatter #nmtrue #fkt #riderswanted #grassroots #geococcyxcalifornianus #tellyourfriends .
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Photo from @bikeforpalestine
As with all great ideas the #DangerBird , a 345 mile bike race through Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Mouthful, was born out of fireside conversation. Following the #monumentalloop  through a half a million acres of public land the route seeks out the most scenic spots and laces them together with single track, abandoned mining roads, tire slicing lava fields, and rippin' ranch roads. Among the pioneering riders the course has a fearsome reputation but the fastest outlaws should find themselves back in Old Mesilla drinking tequila after 48 hours of riding. . . and pushing. Currently the OM-DP National Monument is being threatened by the Trump misadministration and may be greatly reduced in size. The #DangerBird  seeks to bolster already strong local support for protecting these lands and answer the nagging question; can anyone out run the Bird? Coming this fall! #meepmeep  #bikepacking  #monumentsmatter  #nmtrue  #fkt  #riderswanted  #grassroots  #geococcyxcalifornianus  #tellyourfriends  . . Photo from @bikeforpalestine
Taking a hint from shady business people, corrupt politicians, and the elderly we met at the local golf course to plan our underground bike race. The egg has been laid--DangerBird hatches this fall. Details soon. #bikepacking #adventure #monumentalloop #fkt #itcouldbeyours #bikerace #shhh #dangerbird300 #publiclands #protectourmonuments
@vanjaavdic contemplating the finer things in life #bikepacking #monumentalloop #newmexico #konaunit
Cool air flowed down the wash and over camp all night. At least one rider was glad to see the sunshine. #sunrise #bikepacking #monumentalloop #leavenotrace #intergalacticsurlybikes #hotdayscoolnights
A GPS - one mounted on the handlebars, ideally - is a necessary tool for navigating the trails that writhe, twist and turn through Las Cruces' 305 mile Monumental Loop. #nmoffroadrunner #monumentalloop
A GPS - one mounted on the handlebars, ideally - is a necessary tool for navigating the trails that writhe, twist and turn through Las Cruces' 305 mile Monumental Loop. #nmoffroadrunner  #monumentalloop 
Noodling around towards the Dona Anas, via Las Cruces's faint tangle of local desert trails. #nmoffroadrunner #monumentalloop
Convinced a small group of riders to tackle the SST trail.  None of them had ridden it before and they may never return. #monumentalloop #trailmaintenance #rockyandsharp #longsundayrides
Bikes at the beginning of our trip. Definitely cooler than the corvette! With @ted.sewell #lascruces #bikepacking #monumentalloop
Springtime in the Chihuahuan desert; a flowering claretcup cactus and a creosote bush announce the end of winter. #monumentalloop #nmoffroadrunner
It wouldn't be right to cross New Mexico without riding at least one arroyo... It's a right of passage kind of thing! #monumentalloop #nmoffroadrunner
It wouldn't be right to cross New Mexico without riding at least one arroyo... It's a right of passage kind of thing! #monumentalloop  #nmoffroadrunner 
The #monumentalloop is experiencing some growing pains and may have significant reroutes coming soon. I pulled together this team to help me.  #boardofdirectors #horses🐴 #dangerbird300 #getmygoodside
The Organ Mountains, New Mexico. #nmoffroadrunner #monumentalloop
Churn it out in the chihuahuan desert.  Ain't nothin but the sun 'n big views out here ☀️ 🚴 ::: 📷: @vanjaavdic #monumentalloop #bikepacking #konaunit #newmexico
Wide open desert spaces 🚲 ⛺️ @vanjaavdic #bikepacking #monumentalloop #newmexico #donaanas  #konaunit
Cone Country is visible from most of Las Cruces but remains a rarely visited corner of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Mouthful. #notautocorrect #publiclands #monumentalloop #getoutthere
Ocotillos are starting to bloom at #tortugasmountain but I'm still anxiously waiting for Scott's & Bullock's Orioles to arrive. #putabirdonit #monumentalloop #intergalacticsurlybikes #publiclands
Giant backpack=bed. Just a short trail side nap after 1.5 miles of hiking and the excitement of an up close coyote sighting. #kidsinnature #coyote #monumentalloop #naptime #dadlife
Starting the trip off right! Now off to the trail! @ted.sewell #lascruces #monumentalloop #bikepacking #enchiladas
Left the bike at home this weekend and did an old fashioned walkabout with Dot to Lucero Wash. #kidsinnature #backpacking #monumentalloop #petroglyphs
Spent a long day flyin to get here. Now it's time for trail 🌶 😎 ⛺️ 🚴. @vanjaavdic #konaunit #bikepacking #monumentalloop
When travelling to go on a bike trip, you need to get creative with your carry-on. @ted.sewell made this purse for me. @fiona.jane.whelan I think Duane had some problems last time, you can show him this. #bikepacking #monumentalloop
When travelling to go on a bike trip, you need to get creative with your carry-on. @ted.sewell made this purse for me. @fiona.jane.whelan I think Duane had some problems last time, you can show him this. #bikepacking  #monumentalloop 
The good news is that I don't have to carry her anymore. She hiked 1 mile! Bad news?  Nope, I enjoyed relaxing in the sand too. #hikeyourownhike #tortugasmountain #dadlife #noshoesnoproblem
Seems like a lot o kit for a "minimalist" trip in the desert... 🌶 ⛺️ 🚴 @vanjaavdic #bikepacking #ottbikepacking #monumentalloop #newmexico
Farley's ready! My fat bike lost 5 pounds thanks to the @wovenprecision diet! And thanks to @jasewell for the bags and @ted.sewell for the seat bag/birthday gift #monumentalloop #bikepacking #ottbikepacking #trekfarley
Monumental Moments: Pablo lends a hand.  #monumentalloop #worldtroller #intergalacticsurlybikes #OALC #bikepacking
Always good to see a #worldtroller getting a good workout. "A little jaunt outside of town to the Wizard's Leaves camp on the #monumentalloop" thanks for the picture Jake.  Glad you and Geries were able to get some#bikepacking in.
Always good to see a #worldtroller  getting a good workout. "A little jaunt outside of town to the Wizard's Leaves camp on the #monumentalloop " thanks for the picture Jake. Glad you and Geries were able to get some#bikepacking  in.
Helmet tree on the #monumentalloop 🚲🏕️
Wow. Water. Gearing up for the #monumentalloop in a week! @vanjaavdic #konaunit #bikepacking #ottbikepacking 🚴 ⛺️ 🌯
Morning on the #monumentalloop just above a favorite camp. The idea for a fall #bikepacking race/event was discussed. Maybe? #fkt #48horas #whosin #dangerbird300
Breaking news, check out the updated stats for the #monumentalloop! Big thanks to  all the pioneers, especially @makeshifter, @golden_pliers, and @sarita_del_cyn.  #desertlove #feedback
Trip report from the first thru-ride can be found at SouthwestBackcountry.blogspot.com.  Read it, then ride it!
Breaking news, check out the updated stats for the #monumentalloop ! Big thanks to all the pioneers, especially @makeshifter, @golden_pliers, and @sarita_del_cyn. #desertlove  #feedback  Trip report from the first thru-ride can be found at SouthwestBackcountry.blogspot.com. Read it, then ride it!
Rolling the DA trails and waiting for Bob to fire up the grill! Miles 70-85. #monumentalloop #tuesdaynightfun #donaanatrails #springbreak
Back on the #monumentalloop in the North Dona Ana mountains.  Can you see the trail? Mile 63. #letthestarsbeyourguide
Monumental Tip #2  Stop in the shade wherever possible. Geologic shade>botanical shade. Broad Canyon, mile 36. #springbreak #organmountainsdesertpeaksnationalmonument #intergalacticsurlybikes #monumentalloop
SS Wednesday with 29+ tires is an ideal vehicle for desert exploration. Mile 34. #monumentalloop #springbreak #organmountainsdesertpeaksnationalmonument #intergalacticsurlybikes
The wind and heat tend to sleep in so the wisest desert critters start before dawn. Mile 30 at 8:15. #organmountainsdesertpeaksnationalmonument #monumentalloop #springbreak #heatandwind
#monumentalloop finisher feast!  #fastestknowntime #onlyknowntime  #nowitspizzatime congrats to @marchemmes @sarita_del_cyn @southernnewmexicotrailalliance