Saturday: We escaped the mid summer heat for a quick jaunt in the East Mountains. Due with some problems in the road conditions on the 217 rollers (road condition combined with aggressive drivers) we switched up our normal ride and added a quick loop out through Gutierrez Canyon (route here).
|In the cool mountain morning!|
|Heading south for some downhill!|
|Getting our kicks, on Route 66!|
Sunday: Something Route here. Dennis, John M., and Ali left O'Neill's at 6 and headed out for a quick out and back to Bernallilo to rack up some easy(ish) miles. John made the mistake of commenting on how nice it was to ride with "no wind" so, of course, we had a headwind for the rest of the ride.
It's a fairly unremarkable ride so we amused ourselves by playing "i spy". Of note were almost enough tools for a tool box; a giant bull frog, snake, and skunk (all deceased unfortunately); some wild turkeys (good spot, Dennis); a jackrabbit; and a Vespa cruising along on the diversion channel.
This was also the first time any of us had to stop at a train crossing to allow the Railrunner to speed by.
|Mostly done and still smiling!|