Thursday morning SOB Long Riders assembled under heavy cloudy skies at the 599 Road Runner Station for an extended Counter Clockwise ride around the Galisteo Loop. The start was cold; but we knew we would find sunshine somewhere along the route. With a quartering tail wind, it was a quick ride down the I-25 frontage road and across Bonanza Creek Road to the Lone Butte General Store. Still searching for sunshine the riders headed to Galisteo. It was picture time in old Galisteo! (Joe behind the lens)
Leaving Galisteo, we found the sunshine and blue skies!! YAHOO!! The remainder of the ride was long but under sunny, blue skies… the long climb up Hwy 285 to Cafe Fina; into the wind along the Old Pecos Highway; then the final descent down 2 Rabbit and Dinosaur to the Rail Runner Station. Along the way, riders that rode to the 599 Station began peeling off to head home. Overall we logged 54+ miles, 2,680 feet of climbing, and an average speed of 16+ MPH. The ride lasted 4:30; with just over 3 hours in the saddle! Our HERO duty shout out goes to David and Christine. Yes, Larry found his headlight!!
YAHOO! ANOTHER GREAT SOB RIDE AND ADVENTURE!!