|Trace The Mitten|
Happenings, Reflections, Ideas, Analysis
Today New Mexico is more comfortable than Michigan. Thoreau is 82 degrees with a west wind at 13 mph and humidity at 11%. Sunrise is a 6:30 and sunset at 8:00. It is easy getting an early start on the riding. No matter what time of day I use a headlight and tail light to help to be visible.
With the upper 80s I appreciate 14% humidity. The wind is not bad. Elevation is steady around 6500'
On June 14, 2020, Mrs. Stephanie Rivard decided to retire. The pandemic restrictions were too limiting. The business was purchased, but it has not re-opened yet. The situation continues to stress many small business owners. We will help the small businesses as we can.
Wasn't there a song by that title?
This is a one person tarp tent (Pro Trail Li), single layer with netting. This weighs a pound and that makes it good for the bike tour.
I loved the road today. The temperature was in the 90s and the wind from the west at 7 mph.
Petroglyths are found all over the US and the world. The images are carved into the stone from 400 to 700 years ago. This area of New Mexico has one of the largest examples in North America.
This town was a great place for a rest day. What do you do on a rest day? Ha! In the big city, it means doing something other than just biking. https://www.visitalbuquerque.org/media/media-kit/museums/ Look at the options: Pueblo Cultural Center, Rattlesnake Museum, Turquoise museum, U of NM Art museum, Nuclear Science, Explora interactive children's exhibits. Many options are not listed and you will need to do your research.
I am not sure of what my next big city will be and I hope that I took full advantage of all the amenities. Now, back on to the road out of town.
This past stretch seemed long. Albuquerque is a city of over half million residents. I did not know how to spell it until now. I learned something new today.
The Rio Grande is here and I did not know that until now. The river starts in Colorado and extends about 1900 miles. It is the 4th or 5th longest river in North America.
Ernie was a well known journalist and columnist through World War I- World War II. His style appealed to many readers and he was followed by hundreds of newspapers. His stories told of common people in a style that connected to his readers. He won the Pulitzer prize.