Taking in New Mexico (Part II)

From Santa Fe we took the Railrunner to Belen. The cheap city train, in addition to make “beep beep” sounds as the cartoon’s roadrunner, was great as we could just shove our bicycles on board and miss some of the busy traffic out of Santa Fe. Our plan was to follow a bikepacking trail –“Apaches, conquistadores and a bomb”– in Southwest/Central New Mexico.

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Beautiful view out of Belen

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How Not to Do the Great Divide

This post could also be entitled: How not to cyclotour in the States or which areas not to be biking in in the States in the fall!ย 

It doesn’t describe the mistakes we did doing the Great Divide, because, well, as you’ll discover shortly we didn’t cycle much of the Great Divide Mountain Bike route at all… but narrates certain mistakes in the planning, what happen when you cycle against the weather in the West US, and also what we discovered along our unplanned route !

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Boulder, Colorado: We lost against the weather. Again. That’s actually our bikes under the snowed-in cover on the right.

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