20080112

Location =  To Tijeras and Back  
Distance =  48.89
Time =  3:47:53
Ave. Speed =  12.9
Max. Speed =  37.5
Monthly Dist. =    75.32
Yearly Dist. =  75.32

I went for a ride to Tijeras, to pick up the mail at the other house. It started out cold, and then got even colder. By the time I made it all the way up the mountain to the mailboxes, I was frozen. It didn't help that I was riding hard, and working up a big sweat. I wanted to get back to the house before the Seattle Seahawks started their playoff game against the Green Bay Pakcers. I shouldn't have bothered. Green Bay killed them. Anyway, I didn't waste any time stuffing the mail into my backpeck, and then heading back down the mountain. My hands were freezing on the way down, but I knew that it would be a lot warmer, once I reached the bottom.

I cruised back through Tijeras Canyon, and then started the climb back up Tramway toward the house. At about Lomas, some little kid who wasn't paying attention started yelling at me to watch out. I was too tired to even look at him, so I just kept on going. This ride definitely got my heart rate up.

It was a partly cloudy day, with temps in the 20s and 30s.



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