All Blue When we were first moving here Chris and Thomas took me on an after work ride down Diversion and up Tramway and La Luz. What a great way to cap the day. On the way home we took time to have frozen yogurt. I realized that day what a special bicycling place this is.
We have this gem of a climb on route 556 that starts near the traffic circle by the river, passes by the Sandia Casino, then veers left on Forest Road 333 (La Luz) for the final approach up into a little nook in the Sandia Mountains. It gains about 2,000 vertical feet, is accessible from town, with beautiful views. It is a very special asset to the cycling community.
I think everyone visiting town flocks to this climb. The Sandia Pueblo keeps abundant space open on the north side of Albuquerque so the road has expansive vistas. It is inspiring to ride.
It was 14 degrees this morning. These winter days make for clear air and incredibly blue skies. A long climb like this is a great way to warm up.
Mai unpacked our rechargeable batteries, so now I have a steady supply of double A’s to run my camera. I set a new record taking almost 300 photos today. Got it down to 15 good ones for this blog post. Taking photos helps me see with precision.
This climb humbled me today. I took a rest day yesterday and I was trying to gently rekindle the system. I definitely knew how I felt once I got into the top half of the climb. So I took it easy.