Santa Fe Must Wait
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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We lazed around giving our bodies every chance for recovery. The pool is right by the tent and we camped under a very nice tree which provides good shade for reading. Having spent the whole day at the campsite yesterday, we decided we should head into town and see more of Albuquerque. The flat tyre persuaded us to take the bus into town, and we were glad we did. The bus was full of mad people and was a really good look into Albuquerque off the tourist trail. One guy in particular did a lot of talking to himself and was trying his hardest to get another whack on the nose from the very tough big black dudes on board (he already had a busted nose, probably from his last outing on the bus)
We got off in The Old Town and strolled around between centuries old adobes. We stumbled across The Rattlesnake Museum, it was time to get up close and personal with some deadly reptiles. I have decided that I actually don't mind snakes, as long as they are in completely sealed glass cabinets. Certificate of Bravery tucked into pocket, we left very happy with what we saw.
Back on the bus, we met a crazy old lady who was having telephone conversations into a toy camera. She started telling me something about a murder just as the bus pulled up. I did not sit next to her when we all got on.
A very successful visit to a bike shop where we met a hugely enthusiastic bike man, was next on our city tour. CJB, he also suggested Kevlar tyres. We have opted for the Slime first and will give that a couple of days to see how the puncture count is affected.
Now we have camped down in a very relaxed coffee shop where we plan to spend the hot, sticky afternoon, drinking iced coffees and maybe even eating more of that carrot cake I have just destroyed.
Miles Cycled: 0, the body still says 'more rest please’