On a sunny but crispThursday, SOB Climbers met at the Post Office in San Antonito for the 14 mile climb to the summit of Sandia Crest. The wind was in our face for most of the climb. Climbing into the wind, in the shade, was cold; climbing with the wind, in the sun, was enjoyable. The views were spectacular!! We regrouped at 5 & 10 mile markers. However, sitting in the sun at the regroup stops, enjoying the view didn’t last long. There was more climbing ahead of us. After 2:30 hours of climbing, the summit was a welcomed sight. Time to warm up; grab some coffee; and take the photo (Thorsten, a German tourist from Hamburg behind the lens)

Then it was time to bundle up for the SCREAMING 14 mile descent down the mountain. The roads were clean, and in good condition (unlike the Santa Fe ski basin road) allowing the riders to exceed 40+ MPH on the descent. 30 mins later… it was over. Time for lunch at the Lazy Lizard!! Thanks Bob for scheduling the ride! We still need a makeup ride to Albuquerque; and a makeup ride to Placitas!! Next up… Sunday’s Day of the Tread!!

Time for a nap!


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