20080628

Location =  Albuquerque NM  
Distance =  20.68
Time =  1:31:37
Ave. Speed =  13.5
Max. Speed =  42.0
Monthly Dist. =    431.39
Yearly Dist. =  2120.13

I went out early with Don, and we rode down Tramway to meet up with Roger. It's been a while since I'd ridden with anybody, so it was nice having some company. I was hoping to do a lot of riding with Don this summer, but he has been out of town a lot, and not doing much riding. This was my chance to take it to him, for a change.

We rode down Tramway to the casino, looped through their parking lot, and then headed back up the hill. I managed to pull away from from Don and Roger, until about three quarters of the way up the hill, where Don managed to catch me. He caught me, but he couldn't hang on, and I pulled away once again.

I turned into Tierra Monte, and waited for Don and Roger to catch up. We decided not to climb up to La Luz, because we felt that it was going to be crowded up there, due to the fact that the Forest Service is closing the trail on Monday because of high fire danger. Everybody was probably going to be heading up there before it closes, so we rode up La Cueva instead. Once again, I managed to pull away from Don and Roger, and that was making me feel good. Maybe my crappy training is doing some good after all. No. Don's just out of shape, otherwise he'd crush me like usual.

We regrouped at the top, and then headed back down and finished things off with a ride to the Tram, and then a trip around the high road, before heading for the house.

It was a nice day, and not too hot, because we started so early in the morning. Temps had probably only reached into the low 80s, by the time we finished up.



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