20071225

Location =  Albuquerque NM  
Distance =  19.14
Time =  2:04:22
Ave. Speed =  9.2
Max. Speed =  31.5
Monthly Dist. =    206.55
Yearly Dist. =  2078.82

I headed out in the afternoon, for a Christmas Day ride. I was going to ride down Tramway to the casino, but when I got to the County Line Restaurant, there was a very fierce wind blowing up the road, and it looked like it was snowing in the distance. It was quite cold, and I forgot to bring a hat, so I decided to stay closer to home.

I made a right turn, and climbed up to the Tram, and then explored all of the side streets on the north side of the road. I made the first loop at Sandia Heights Rd., counterclockwise, and then clockwise. From there I went down to Juniper Hill, and did all of those side streets counterclockwise, and then clockwise, making sure that I did every single dead end, twice. It snowed on me a little bit, but not for long. I could tell that it was snowing over town pretty hard, but it mostly stayed away from the foothills.

I crossed over to the south side of the street, and continued riding up every single side street. I ended up looping all the way aroung to Tramway Lane, and then I headed back to the house. My hands were completely frozen, and I couldn't stay out for one more minute.

I worked pretty hard on this ride, doing lots of short climbs, with a good amount of effort.

Near the end of the ride, I saw a very large flock of quail. There must have been at least fifty birds.



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