Today’s Bike Ride

Map for the day
Distance: 14.21 miles
No real intent this morning – just to get out of the house before the sun warmed up the pavement too much!
I just kind of just meandered places, went up the big hill up Unser to the top of Volcano Cliffs, then around to Paseo and back down the Bosque Trail. Lots of joggers out this morning…
This was the view looking east on Paseo del Norte from the bluffs…
View from the Bluffs, looking east up Paseo del Norte towards the Sandias
View from the Bluffs, looking east up Paseo del Norte towards the Monzanos

Published in: on July 31, 2010 at 10:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Today’s Bike Ride

Map for the day
Distance: 8.88 miles
My original plan was to head up towards the volcanos – maybe not all the way in the big loop around them but maybe just to the top of one of them and back down. My lungs are still not the healthiest and with all the rain we’ve been getting I kind of thought it would look nice from up there.
Heading up the hill was a bit strenuous but I made it okay. I got to the top and turned around….
Rain coming from the South and the East!
Rain coming from the East!
I was being followed by the rain clouds! The ones coming from the south were heading right towards the house. The ones coming down from the mountains were a ways away but still kind of ominous looking. No lightning – which was nice. I don’t mind rain, I don’t mind getting wet. This day was just not the day to go through all that.
I opted to turn back and head back to the homestead. I wasn’t home ten minutes and it dumped.
Kind of glad I turned back when I did. A couple of guys passed me on my way down, them going up and I’m pretty sure they got drenched. At least they were on the trail…

Published in: on July 25, 2010 at 9:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Today’s Bike Ride

Map for the day
Distance: 13.52 miles
I just needed to get a ride in and that’s all I did….

Published in: on July 23, 2010 at 10:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

Today’s Bike Ride

Map for the day
Distance: 14.82 miles Time: 1:15:00 Avg: 11.8 mph
For our anniversary, I had to have the truck at the house for a ‘special delivery’ and today was the day to take it back. I threw the bike in the back of the delivery truck and went to work. My plan was to work a couple hours and then leave before the thick of the heat of the afternoon. My plans were in opposition to the real world and I ended up leaving after about 6:00 pm. It was about 102 degrees out.
I smeared on some sunscreen, loaded up on water and started off. Because the sun was already setting, and the trees along the bosque trail, I was nicely shaded for about 80% of the ride. It was very nice. The heat wasn’t getting to me too bad and the breeze from the motion, even with hot air cools you down a bit.
I made it home with very little issue and felt pretty good too!
A nice ride.

Published in: on July 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm  Leave a Comment  

Today’s Bike Ride

Map for the day
Distance: 11.68 miles
Again – I had to get rid of all the food calories that were consumed from a baby shower last night… OUCH!

Published in: on July 11, 2010 at 10:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Today’s Bike Ride

Map for the day
Distance: 11.68 miles
This was just a quick ride to get rid of all the food I ate for 4th of July dinner at my Mom’s house!

Published in: on July 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment