A Blogger’s List of Superiorities

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NOB HILL, ALBUQUERQUE—After spending much of the last two months on the road for “Off the Road”, I have been amazed by much of what I saw..  Here is a short list of what I thought were the very best or most interesting or funniest things I encountered. ❤  BEST CHEAP MOTEL.  Although “cheap” is… READ MORE

Route 66: Day #9, Final Day, Santa Rosa to the Middle of Nowhere. 20 miles.

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Let’s talk about math.  Today on the high plains of eastern New Mexico we rode four hours.  Hills:  sure.  Headwinds:  of course.  We rode four hours through it all working like two friends who had survived everything weather could throw at us. But again, let’s talk about the math.  In four hard hours we rode… READ MORE

Route 66: Day 8, Las Vegas to Santa Rosa. 66 Miles.

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SANTA ROSA, NM—Good weather finally showed its sunny face today…with a tail wind.  Add another plus:  elevations went from about 6400 feet at Las Vegas to 4700 feet in Santa Rosa.  Not that there weren’t hill, steep hills…it’s just that there were good, long downhill runs.  In fact, even being on I-40 was made more… READ MORE

Route 66: Day 7, Pecos to Las Vegas. 46 Miles.

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LAS VEGAS, NM—It was still raining in Pecos when we awoke at the monastery.  The Benedictine brothers had prepared a nice breakfast of some kind of egg and spinach casserole and melon slices.  Mike and I ate with a couple of nuns visiting from Texas. Everybody knew the weather was bad.  The Abbey’s cook came… READ MORE

Route 66: Day 6, Santa Fe by train, then bike to Pecos. 28 miles.

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PECOS, NM—It should have been an easy day:  only 25 miles and a train ride.  It started out fine.  Mike and I met near the Alvarado Station in downtown Albuquerque.  We made sure our bikes were set up and rode them over to the RailRunner platform. What a deal!  Roll on service for bicycles.  Frankly,… READ MORE

Day #5: Grants to Route 66 Casino. 60 Miles.

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May 14th, 2015 | Category: Adventure Travel, Cycling, Photography
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NOB HILL—Today was the first day that I woke up and my legs felt tired.  I believe it must have been that really difficult morning yesterday with the wind and hills.  But all in all, I had expected to feel much worse at this point.  We had been on the road for four days and… READ MORE

Route 66: Day #4, Ancient Way Cafe to Grants. 42 Miles.

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GRANTS, NM—The Ancient Way Cafe didn’t open until 9:00.  At 7:00 Mike and I were in the restaurant trying to use their wifi.  They didn’t care.  In fact, their coffee pot was always full, even if breakfast was another two hours away. I barely managed to get Monday’s report posted before the network crashed for… READ MORE

Route 66: Day #3, Zuni Pueblo to El Morro. 35 Miles.

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EL MORRO, NM—I got up at 5:00 AM to post yesterday’s story.  The internet connection had returned to Halona Plaza!  Breakfast at the Halona Inn is something to behold.  They serve darn near anything you could imagine.  Their signature dish is blue corn pancakes.  Oh yes.  But what I liked best about eating there was… READ MORE

Route 66: Day#2, Gallup to Zuni Pueblo. 36miles.

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Zuni, NM—Although there were only two significant hills today, I bet we had gained a couple thousand feet before the day was over.  But the big story on Route 602 this morning just had to be the astounding number of horse trailers pulled by speeding pickup trucks.  One after another they rumbled by.  It turned… READ MORE

Route 66: Day #1, Lupton to Gallup. 23 miles.

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GALLUP, NM—I didn’t think this trip would begin with high winds and snow, but it did.  Fortunately, the wind was straight out of the west and the snow was in the form of snow pellets the size of garbanzo beans.  No problem. In fact, the snow disappeared and so did the wind in as much… READ MORE