20080421

Location =  Albuquerque NM  
Distance =  20.13
Time =  1:43:34
Ave. Speed =  11.6
Max. Speed =  43.0
Monthly Dist. =    267.96
Yearly Dist. =  1200.32

It's been almost a week since my last ride, and that is too long. There wasn't much that I could do about it though, because I was visiting the family in Michigan.

I took the road bike out, and didn't try to push it too hard. I rode down to the casino, and then up to the La Luz trailhead. There was a strong headwind as I rode down the hill, but it turned into a nice tailwind a I rode back up. After that I did a climb up to La Cueva, and then one more up to the tram.

About halfway up to La Luz, I heard some tire noise coming up behind me, so I moved over to the right to let the guy pass. Luckily, I took a quick glance as I did, because the guy was passing me on the right, and I nearly pushed him off of the road. I told him he should call out when he does that, and avoid me cutting him off. He just said "excuse me," and continued on his way. He may have been fast, but he certainly wasn't smart. If I had knocked him into the dirt, he could have been in some serious trouble.

I missed a good opportunity to get some pictures of the buffalo. As I climbed up from the casino there were a bunch of them grazing near the fence, but I didn't have my camera with me. Maybe next time.

It was a very nice day with blue skies, and temps in the mid 70s.



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