Saturday's Ride - Seven of us headed out to the East Mountians to get a little hill work in. We did the South 14 and Anaya Loop (route here), a good 55 mile ride with about 3000' of elevation gain. Three of us headed out from O'Neills to rally with another 4 who met us at Tramway and Central. This ride demonstrated the weird Bermuda Triangle like evilness of summer rides where we for some reason were riding in to the wind on all legs of the trip. A strong canyon wind kept us working on the way up the canyon. After a long climb we finally rallied at the country store, before doing the Anaya Loop, a nice little gentle down hill winding tree lined roads before an uphill slog. At this point, we headed back down the canyon for a long 22 mile descent (into the wind - WTF!). Four riders peeled off at the bottom of the canyon, the remaining 3 headed back toward home.
|At the country store, 1/2 way with downhill left|
|At the turn around in Bernalillo. No Pokemon here!|