Santa Fe... New Mexico.... It is the gateway to the Rockies. So far, our trip has been the flats, swamps, and glorified hills of South East America. Upon arrival to Santa Fe, I found my self surrounded by mountains and the inevitable possibility for outdoor adventure. There is something about mountains that sparks adventure and the idea of pioneering in people including myself. When I see a mountain, the idea of climbing to the top and conquering is always first in-line. We went for our first "mountain bike ride" of this trip to the top of Atalaya. If you look at reviews on the trail and bike trip, it will sell its' self as extremely difficult and for experts only. Some sites will tell you not even to attempt the climb on a bicycle.