Posts Tagged ‘New Mexico’

Saturday June 2nd we woke up at dawn and cruised through Chama and onto Route 84. This would lead us to the Colorado border. We crossed the continental divide shortly outside of Chama. It was a nice ride, not too exciting but with plenty of shoulder, prairie dogs and cows. We arrived at the border […]


Chama Canyon

09Jun12

On Wednesday, May 30th we turned off the pavement and headed up Chama canyon along the Rio Chama on forest service road 151. The first few miles were a rough go, it was filled with loose stones and little climbs that just wore us down. Eventually, the road improved and we were sailing up and […]


Cuba to Abiquiu

08Jun12

We landed in Cuba on Monday morning May 28th following a blazing descent out of the Santa Fe National Forest.  The town provided us with some good coffee, a few groceries and we were off again.  The road took us north on 550 and then we turned right onto New Mexico 96 to Abiquiu Lake. […]


We left Bandelier National Monument on Saturday May 26th. We turned left and immediately started climbing on Route 4. We went through more of Los Alamos National Laboratory and more Monument property. It was lush, green, alpine forest. After about an hour we started to really climb and the signs on the road indicated we […]


With the wind screaming in our ears most of the day, we made our way towards Bandelier National Monument on Thursday May 24th. We are absolutely loving these long days. It’s so great to have so many hours of daylight. Much of our touring in the USA in the past has been during the fall […]


Santa Fe

30May12

We arrived in Santa Fe via the Railrunner from Albuquerque on Saturday May 19th. We can’t say enough good things about this service-they are so welcoming to cyclists and there is space in the front of every car for bicycles. There was a bit of confusion when the train was loading in ABQ, the station […]


While staying with friends in Santa Fe we were lucky enough to be in an amazing spot to view the annular eclipse that just happened on May 20th.  An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the […]


Often, when we enter larger cities we have a plan and we usually know a few things that we want to check out. Not this time. We had very little internet time leading up to our arrival to Albuquerque. This city stop would be dedicated to taking it slow, seeing what happens and spending time with extended […]


On Thursday, May 11th we woke early and had a leisurely morning with tea and muesli, one of favorite breakfast meals. We had a nice easy 15 miles along NM 53 with a generous shoulder through the town of El Morro which seemed low key yet had amenities. There is an RV park that allows camping, a […]


On Wednesday, May 9th, we woke early from our roadside camp just about 10 miles south of St. Johns, AZ. It was a chilly morning to be riding and the landscape was stark. We rode non-stop into downtown St. Johns looking for whatever it had to offer. The entire downtown was either vacant, for sale […]