Antonio Baca

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    New Mexico Mountain Sports recently had the opportunity to talk to our good friend and Albuquerque native Antonio “tone” Baca. Here is what he had to say and a few images from some recent trail rides.

    NMMS: What made you get into Mountain Biking?

    Tone:The ability to go way faster than a bmx seemed fun to me. I was able to cover a lot of ground as a kid living in the south valley where there’s mostly farmland and ditches. I rode the bosque trails a ton, as well, so mountain bikes made way more sense to me than a bmx.

    NMMS: Who is currently your favorite mountain bike pro athlete?

    Tone: That would be Aaron Gwin

    NMMS: What are some of your favorite tracks here in New Mexico?

    Tone: North Course (Sandia DH), Rio En Medio in Santa Fe, Otero Canyon in Tijeras, Windsor Trail in Santa Fe, Franks n beans

    NMMS: What bike are you currently Riding?

    Tone: The Intense Carbine

    NMMS: Where do you see the sport going from here:

    Tone: I see the sport getting larger in the next 5 years since enduro is becoming more popular. I think there will be more enduro races in the US since anyone with a trail bike can participate, unlike downhill.

    Sandia DH North Course
    Otero Canyon, Tijeras New Mexico

    Antonio “Tone” Baca Center

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