Sunday, May 27, 2012

Day 16: Santa Fe to Las Vegas, NM

Hello Life Ride followers. Today was a really enjoyable day and full of noteworthiness; the scenery from Santa Fe to Las Vegas, NM was absolutely beautiful: full of green pine trees and layered red rocks, we reached our high point of the tour: 7450 feet above sea level, and we broke 1000 miles total thus far for the tour!!!

Day 16: 73.3 miles, 16.2 mph average, 3670 feet of climbing.......

We rode most of the day on old Route 66....

.... portions of which are called the Santa Fe trail.

Descending into a beautiful area around the town of Pecos

Indian church ruins at Pecos National Historical Park
Michele enjoy walking the trail and seeing the ruins (1450 to 1550) and gorgeous scenery

Fascinating Pecos Pueblo Indian Ruins throughout the park

A closer view of the impressive Indian church

Services long gone here.....

I wish I knew more about geology.
Our route sheets clearly identify the dangerous road hazards such as this cattle guard at mile 32.1!!

...........I really enjoyed seeing the layered rocks of multiple colors.

 Click here to see details of today's ride. Note: Again the heart rate is falsely high during the middle section of the ride...
Day 16: Santa Fe to Las Vegas, NM by xctom2012 at Garmin Connect - Details

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