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Great Weekend Ride

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday I went with my cycling group to Glenwood New Mexico. The ride is a 67 mile affair from Silver City. Lots of hills and flats and at least this time....heat and dryness.

I got to ride with a strong rider and I sucked up a lot of wheel time. We averaged about 16 miles an hour for the trip and made it in just a little over four hours and we stopped for lunch! The weather was beautiful, mid 80's and little to no wind.

The ride back today was almost as fast. We have numerous forest fires in the area and the smoke was definitely lingering in the air. Once again the wind was not blowing but I believe it was hotter this morning than it was yesterday afternoon. I have drank enough ice water to sink the Titanic!

Hope everyone had a great, active and safe weekend!

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FISHINGLADY66 5/17/2011 3:54PM

    Sound like fun except for the smoke and heat. emoticon

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NAYATITA 5/17/2011 2:59PM

    Oh, I'm jealous. Wish I could cycle =(

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NAYATITA 5/17/2011 2:58PM

    Oh, I'm jealous. Wish I could cycle =(

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    emoticon ride!! You are great!!!! (Hope the forest fires go away soon... I bet the smoke really makes it hard to breathe.)

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/16/2011 1:28PM

    Wow! Sounds like so much fun! emoticon

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MNCYCLIST 5/16/2011 10:19AM

    Sounds like a great ride but I'm jealous of those temps! It's been a chilly spring up here in Minnesota.

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LINDAKAY228 5/16/2011 9:07AM

    Glad you had a great ride. That smoke and the fire danger is why I'm missing out on hiking during this beautiful weather. I'm going to volunteer for my granddaughters' girl scout camp next month in Glenwood. 3 days up there and I'm looking forward to it. Glad you had a good ride except for the smoke in the air

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CZARINA_TV 5/16/2011 8:53AM

    Sounds like a great ride! Hope those fires aren't too much trouble...

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LAURELSPARK 5/16/2011 8:13AM

    You are a rock star.....sounds like a great ride. We had rain all weekend so we did not get a ride in. (Compared to you, I'm a powder-puff cycler.)


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DRB13_1 5/16/2011 8:08AM

    So proud of your ride! You rock! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROOBEARZ 5/16/2011 1:32AM

    16 miles an hour!! You're amazing!

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JUNEPA 5/15/2011 10:03PM

    great ride

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IMSMILEY88 5/15/2011 9:41PM

    Love it! Would love to join you some day. Sounds like fun! Of course, I have a lot of bike training to do first!

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SOCKITTOME 5/15/2011 9:36PM

    You are totally awesome with the rides you do, and I applaud you! And that weather sounds heavenly...hoping we get some like that here soon!

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