Saturday, 16 riders gathered at El Camino Real Academy on a gorgeous morning for a 40 mile trek south of Santa Fe. Today we were joined by David and Sharon Tolleson. Welcome back to SOB!! The SOB Pace line was in good form heading toLa Cienega with the usual free-for-all sprint up the hill to the Water Tower. The vineyards of La Cienega were green, and the grapes starting to form. It’ll be picture time in the vineyards before we know it!! Climbing out of La Cienega is always a challenge; but any ride south of Santa Fe requires we pay homage to Larry’s Memorial at the Cell Tower. Hats off to Tom and Gordon for smoking the climb!!

Is you didn’t ride Saturday morning you missed another perfect ride day in Santa Fe (Joe behind the lens… Yes, I’m back in the saddle and lov’n every ride!!)  Check the blue sky background; it why we live in Santa Fe!!  Is that cell tower getting taller??

Then it was down the frontage road and across Bonanza Creek to Highway 14 before the climb out to 599. Some how we never seem to want to pace line back up Highway 14. Lucy did the lead-out back to town with a right turn on Beckner Road (the road and round-abouts at the new Presbyterian Hospital are now paved) over to Richards Ave. Heading down General Miles we were all thinking about lunch at the Blue Corn Café & Brewery. Gordon was not thinking lunch… he pulled a “hole shot” and made the light a Cerrillos Road for a running start on a new PR for the .2 mile Jaguar Bump. But to no avail… Lucy still holds the SOB and QOM record for “the bump”. After the ride we all met at the Blue Corn Café & Brewery on Rodeo for some welcomed refreshments and nourishment. Overall… we logged about 40 miles with 1,500_ feet of climbing at a respectable 16+ Average MPH.


See you Tuesday!!


Enter your email address to subscribe to blog emails