This 30 mile ride will start at the Tijeras Library. If you want an additional 14 miles you are welcome to start at Smith's on Tramway. You'll just need to let me know your final mileage. We'll climb NM-337S, take Oak Flat Rd and continue as it becomes Anaya Rd. We'll take Gonzales Rd.to NM-217S, then turn right onto NM-337N. The rest stop will be at Morning Star Grocery. We'll then head down the hill to the starting point.
The weather forecast is favorable at this point. Here's a chance to get in another East Mountain ride before the cold weather sets-in.
This is not a stay-together ride but riders should form sub-groups and watch out for each other.
This 42 mile ride will start at the Sandia Pueblo Railrunner Station. We'll head up Tramway to the 7/11 Convenience Store at Tramway and San Bernardino for the first rest stop. Riders will make the fun descent down Tramway, ride past the Railrunner Station and on to Algodones. Riders will return to Bernalillo where there are several food stop options, including The Range Cafe. The ride will continue back to the starting point.
This is not a stay together ride and will not be swept by the ride leader. Riders are encouraged to form sub-groups and look out for everyone in your group.
Here's hoping for favorable Fall weather and a two-way tailwind!
The Good - it is 32 miles, the Bad - it is all hills. The longest is up Tramway. There are approximately 6 hills 5/10 to 7/10 of a mile long. The rest are short hills. It is a very good workout and everybody should be in shape for this ride at this time of year. We start at Flying Star and work our way up to Tramway, thru High Desert, Sandia Hts, down and up Tramway. Back through Sandia Hts and then in High Desert, we will do three fingers. Food stop and rest rooms at the gas station at Rainbow and Tramway. Finish and have lunch at the Flying Star or The Slice/Marble Brewery on Montgomery. Park in back parking lot.
The ride will not be swept.
From library we wil loop around the local neighborhood and then up Paseo de le Mesa trail to Atrisco Vista and Central Ave. West to the Pit Stop at Rio Puerco. Reverse for the return. Those who wish may do an out and back to the shooting range for more miles.
How about a little sandstone, scarecrow? Barbara and Greg Titus will be in Moab the end of October, arriving mid-day on Wednesday the 25th and leaving the morning of Monday the 30th. Greg will lead mountain bike rides on the 25th (just a short one) through the 29th. Exactly what we'll do each day will be decided by the group. Participants please RSVP to Greg (text or email) with contact info so we can keep everyone in the loop. See the separate listing for Barbara's road rides on October 27-29. Hey, bring 2 bikes and do a little of both! We are staying at Moab Valley RV Resort and Campground (see the link), which has tent and RV sites, cabins, nice restrooms and showers, bike wash/repair stands, giant checkers and chess, etc. Greg has stayed there many times and they've always been dependable, but there are many other options if you have a favorite. Keep in mind that October is high season in Moab, so make your arrangements early.
Moab UT offers great road riding, and October is the perfect time to ride! We will do three different rides, with varied terrain and moderate distances. Further details will be supplied to riders who RSVP, but rides will definitely include Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands and an easier ride along the Colorado River. Moab offers a variety of accommodations; we will be camping, but there are plenty of hotels etc. There is also a good selection of restaurants. Rides will not be sagged, but ride leader will stay towards the back of the group. You will need to carry your own water and snacks. October is considered to be the high season, so make your reservations for accommodations as soon as possible, and join us for this great trip! Greg will be hosting mountain bike rides at the same time as the road rides, and these will be listed in an additional ride posting.
Rides will be scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 27-29. Ride some or all, or do some of the mountain biking rides and some road rides!
Cochiti Dam – Tent Rocks Ride, X-3, 40 miles
Few moderate hills; beautiful ride. Starts and ends at intersection of I-25 and NM 22, Exit 259, the Santo Domingo turnoff, 25 miles north of Sandia Casino. Drive west short way on NM 22 to second gas station on left. Ride starts on NM 22, descending into Rio Grande Valley, passing Cochiti Dam. Water/restroom break at convenience store, mile 13.5. Turn back on NM 22, south at the Dam, proceed to Cochiti Pueblo. For a 30 mile ride, continue to Santo Domingo Pueblo, and complete the circle on NM 22 east to ride start. For a 40 mile ride, west on Indian Service Route 92 at Cochiti Pueblo and ride 5 miles to the Kasha- Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. Entrance fee $5 or Senior Pass. Toilets, no water. Back to Cochiti Pueblo, south to Santo Domingo Pueblo, and return to start. For a 46 mile ride, earlier go to end of pavement past convenience store. All roads are two-lane, pavement good, traffic light. Restaurant MAY be available at start for lunch.
I have participated in the Tour de Tucson for a few years and have ridden a portion of the Pima County Loop (http://webcms.pima.gov/government/the_loop/). It is a very nice bike trail. This year I am going to depart from Albuquerque a day earlier than usual (Wednesday 15 November) so that I can ride the Loop (55 miles). The ride will be on Thursday 16 November which is two days before the Tour de Tucson. This will be a leisurely ride and we will stop as we want to take in the sights and check out the parks along the loop. If you are interested in joining me to drive to Tucson and/or doing the Loop Ride please contact me.