I put the ancient but still in great shape Richey Speedmax tires on even though they are a little small for this bike. At an alleged 26x2.1 they are a lot smaller than my usual mud grinders but since its a mile on tarmac to and from the trails and since even the "technical" trails are dry and fairly smooth right now (see below), these have plenty of grip except on coarse, heavy gravel sections but those are rare. Meanwhile, they are fast and fun.
This is a nice way to burn off some stress on an afternoon that is windy as all getout and not much fun on a road bike!
|Looking south from somewhere or other on the La Tierra Trails|
|View from a little knoll towards the S. end of the La Tierra Trails|
Nice view of the rift volcanics to the S. near Albuquerque