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.
Arriving in Santa Fe, we first stayed with a friend of friends, Faith, and her housemates. Faith was very invested in the local vegan community and we had a great time meeting everyone.
We then followed a local bikepacking trail http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/caja-del-rio/ , meant to be an overnighter.