Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Santa Fe, NM and a Bit North
Date: 2006-09-24
Distance: 58 Kilometres
Cycling Time: 2.95 Hours
Average Speed: 19.76 kph
  Trip Distance since Leaving Vancouver - 4,737 Kilometres  

Thoughts for the Day



A great day for cycling. Beaming sun, clear sky, low temperatures, and a calm wind


Fall colours appearing

Another day for checking the bike tires. Before the trip I took out two pieces of glass and one piece of wire. That one was difficult to remove. It is worthwhile to carry a knife and foldable pliers in the handlebar bag. After the ride, another piece of wire was removed. Certainly, evidence that the shoulders of the roads are not maintained enough. This city and state should implement a shoulder clean-up program.

Cycling north today to the Santa Fe Opera House located about an hours cycle away. Took the Old Taos Highway. Eventually, a dead end sign was come upon. Decided to continue the climb anyhow assuming that there would be a way out and not requiring a return trip and a detour around. As it turns out, there was a cycling path connecting to the next road.

From there, the road crossed Highway # 84/285 and continued parallel to the highway as the Frontage Road. The frontage Road had two bike lane width unmarked lanes that made cycling easy. It appears that this road is frequently used by cyclists, especially on Sunday. Some were on their road bikes with their spandex clothing. Others were on mountain bikes. Some drove their mountain bikes up the road. There must be some paths leading from the road.

Motorized traffic on the road today was light so it made cycling so much more fun.

With such a sunny day there were plenty of tourists walking the downtown streets.


Cycling Facilities



Santa Fe  
    New Mexico's Rural Roads