Santa Fe Must Wait

Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
Trip End Aug 21, 2011

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines
Where I stayed

Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Thursday, July 7, 2011

We could have left for Santa Fe this morning but we still did not feel fully recovered from several days of really long rides. So off to the ever friendly and cheerful KOA camp shop to check in for another night in Albuquerque.  Gloria even gave me a carton of milk for our cereal this morning, they really are very nice people.

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’
Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • Please enter a comment.
  • Please provide your name.
  • Please avoid using symbols in your name.
  • This name is a bit long. Please shorten it, or avoid special characters.
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address


Mum on

I think Dad might give this one a miss!! Glad you are enjoying your well deserved rest days.Sorry short but got stuck into the blogs and now a bit late as off to work!Speak again soonxxxxxxxxxxxxxxWeather here completely opp yours-pouring at mo and actually quite chillyxx

triciagick on

Glad you decided to have a bit more of a rest. My trusty road atlas indicates many Indian reservations 'on the way to Santa Fe' (know it's not Amarillo, but sounds like a song there somewhere). Anyway, sharpen up your arrows just in case! X

Gabbie on

Hi Guys
Well finally I have managed to take a look at your TravelPod (better late than never!) and can you believe it - you are in one of my top 5 favourite places in the world!
Ellie has been keeping me up to date on how you guys are doing - such an amazing experience.
Good luck with your last leg!
Gabbie x

Jojo on

Sounds like a seriously good chill out day - do don't half meet some people though! It was so good to hear you the other day when you scyped Amanda and I seriously hope she has kept you up to date on her developments!
Bosham Senior Week this week but I think they have all been blown out of the water. Peter and Edith arrived last night and George, Elizabeth and Olaf are due to move in (Temporarily) on Sumday so Amanda is giving them her room and will sleep downstairs.
Where are you off to after Albuquerque? I do hope you don't face too many such long stretches - I feel 'armchair' exhausted after reading about some of your treks!
LOL Jojo

Lindy on

Glad you were taking a rest - like Jojo I can be exhausted just reading what you are doing!! Not sure where you are now - am I behind again??
Hope weather is kinder to you and not too many hills
Love Lindy

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: