Location = Tijeras NM Distance = 8.66 Time = 1:09:43 Ave. Speed = 7.4 Max. Speed = 20.5 Monthly Dist. = 290.75 Yearly Dist. = 2727.08
This Thursday Night Group Ride started at Tunnel Canyon. The route went up the steep part, which someone said was called "Rambo." I almost made the whole climb without stopping, but I spun out at one spot, and had to walk a short distance.
Coming down from Rambo was a fun ride, but I got a little bit carried away on one of the twisty curves, and I smacked my shoulder into a tree. It drew a little blood, but it wasn't too bad. It could have been a lot worse. On the way back through Otero Canyon, it almost was. I came flying around a curve with some loose dirt, and my back tire started sliding all over the trail. I managed to keep the bike upright, but it wasn't easy. The guy behind me said, "Nice save!" That was close.
It was a hot day in Albuquerque with temps in the 90s, but it was perfect in the mountains, with temps only in the 80s.
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