I took over 200 photos today with my seven year old Canon A530 and most of those ended up being photographs of infrastructure. I’m creating a new category on the blog called “bike sense = design + education” to help convey a better sense of the challenges bicyclists face on the roadways to help us evaluate and analyze riding situations so every road user can think critically and employ best judgment to make safer decisions. But first here’s my post on today’s ride around the Crest through Placitas with a full ascent to the top.
From Bernalillo the climb to the top of the Crest gains over a mile of vertical elevation. That’s a lot! Although I miss the camaraderie of group rides I also enjoy following my whims and just exploring. And taking my time doing it. Luckily this counts as “base” training. I had a big pocket full of food including orange, apple, golden raisins, almonds, a sprig of salt over it all. Water.
I am grateful my legs, lungs and heart work together to let me make today’s ride. When I get home and look up at the crest of the Sandia Mtns and recall what it felt like to be on top up there earlier in the day it gives me a fine satisfaction. I’m alive in this wonderful world.