2016 Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest in Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX

Getting ready for another great day of mountain biking with Brad. 85 & sunny all 3 days!
Getting ready for another great day of mountain biking with Brad. 85 & sunny all 3 days!
The gang at the bunkhouse @Sauceda Ranger station. Riders from all over the US, great group sharing riding & life stories.
The gang at the bunkhouse @Sauceda Ranger station. Riders from all over the US, great group sharing riding & life stories.
Boathouse bar & grill, great burgers and plenty or local characters to spend time with.
Boathouse bar & grill, great burgers and plenty or local characters to spend time with.
Ghostown, Terlingua, interesting place and people. be sure to visit if you're down there
Ghostown, Terlingua, interesting place and people. be sure to visit if you’re down there

02-16 Big Bend Bike Fest 252

Driving back from Big Bend Fest, be sure to stop in Alpine and grab grub at "The Smoking Cuban" food truck. Great food and plenty to watch.
Driving back from Big Bend Fest, be sure to stop in Alpine and grab grub at “The Smoking Cuban” food truck. Great food and plenty to watch.
Watch out for the cactus!
Watch out for the cactus!
Chihuahuan Bike Fest home base
Chihuahuan Bike Fest home base
Sunset at Sauceda Ranger Station
Sunset at Sauceda Ranger Station
Ghostown above ground cemetery
Ghostown above ground cemetery
Taking a break with Jiri, spent the entire day chasing this guy back to Lajitas.
Taking a break with Jiri, spent the entire day chasing this guy back to Lajitas.
Sleeping area in the Sauceda bunkhouse, great night with a fun group of riders.
Sleeping area in the Sauceda bunkhouse, great night with a fun group of riders.
Walking up a crazy steep hill on the ride back from Sauceda
Walking up a crazy steep hill on the ride back from Sauceda
View of the valley
View of the valley
We rode the really fun airport loop on day 3. Smooth, rolling hills in the "fun valley", great day.
We rode the really fun airport loop on day 3. Smooth, rolling hills in the “fun valley”, great day.
Taking a break on the ride to Sauceda Ranger Station. 32 miles of rocks, climbs and sand. The few minutes spent in the shade felt great.
Taking a break on the ride to Sauceda Ranger Station. 32 miles of rocks, climbs and sand. The few minutes spent in the shade felt great.
10 miles in to day one & snapped my chain. thank you Paul for your help! Paul was a Bike Fest staff and the chain repair lasted all weekend, really happy for Paul.
10 miles in to day one & snapped my chain. thank you Paul for your help! Paul was a Bike Fest staff and the chain repair lasted all weekend, really happy for Paul.