Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The boy enjoyed his first rocket launch with his Cub Scout Troop: dunno who had more fun, the kids or the Dads! Must admit its fun being a Dad to a Cub Scout, you get to relive childhood a bit yourself. Luved the image of kids and grown men alike chasing wayward rockets thru fields of chamisa, sage, cholla on the West Mesa. I think the boy had more fun chasing to tell the truth!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
First up, some technology we can all get behind: MountainBike, a new mountain bike trail App available for the iphone. Search for trails, trailhead directions, trail ratings, nearby bike shops, pretty schweet.
Monday, October 19, 2009
- Snake Cuttoff: a Roughrider favorite skirting the Elena Gallegos picnic area on the north. Ride it downhill but of course, a flowy, curvy, ton of fun, made more so by recent water bar work that'll give the daring a bit of air.
- Water Tower extension: you can add a coupla miles to your ride by heading north off Chipped Tooth toward the Tram/Water Tower TH. Ride this leg as an out-and-back to keep from poaching the Wilderness trail a bit to the East (patrolled).
- More fun (and mileage!) to be had by stringing together ABQ FHs North and South. By hugging 365 leaving the South Foothills area, you'll be shunted onto Glenwood Hills Drive for just about 2 miles before you head up to Embudito Trailhead. Treating NFH as a lollipop, you can head back down to SFH, a ride of 18-20 miles, pretty schweet for its proximity to ABQ's outskirts.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
What could possibly make that epic ride better?
and sharing a moment of laughter?
What of marveling at the world awash in gold.....
All this, and sharing the moment with your favorite people on the planet?
Yeah, that might do it!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
ABQ Balloon Fiesta 2009. Tip: we took advantage of the new Bike Valet service, worked out sweet enuf. We parked in vacant lot adjacent to north diversion channel bike path, just where it crosses under Paseo. Balloon fiesta park proved just about 10min bike ride away,
Dawn Patrol kept us entertained on the ride in, some more than others: the boy crashed his bike twice, eyeballing the balloons instead of concentrating on his riding, can't say I blame him, it was awe-inspiring allright!