Well instead of feeling sorry for myself (flu) I've decided to post the August rides in NM and CO.
After much planning and deliberating, I managed to pry my family out of the house to take a road trip.
It had been 3 or 4 years since I'd seen my parents in Colorado, and my wife had been working insane hours
on a project at work. We needed a break.
So we loaded up the ol' van and headed to our first stop, Albuquerque.
I had originally planned to rent bikes once there...but my web searches didn't produce much in the way of rentals. So we shoehorned the bikes in.
Our hotel (Best Western) was on the edge of Old Town, and as luck would have it, was very near the Paseo De Bosque Trail.
The mornings were a little chilly...but nice for riding.
Went out by myself the first day (the rest of the crew couldn't manage to crawl out of bed)and only did 9 miles heading North. I was feeling out the altitude to see if I was gonna die in the thinner air....not a problem, as it turned out.
The FA (Flying Avocado) being scenic on a bridge.
Yours truly (a face made for radio)
Balloon over the trail
Later that morning, we celebrated our inner geek by taking a Segway Tour of Old Town.
I have to admit...these are FUN!!!
Had so much fun I didn't get any good pics other than some snaps of training in the parking lot.
Sue in training
I finally got Sue pried out of bed for a ride on the last day in NM. 8.5 miles going South on the Trail going sloooooow (the Suester doesn't like to break the 10mph barrier).