Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dale Ball Trail, Santa Fe

Ok, I’ve been unfaithful again, another bike in my bedroom.  This time its a Rocky Mountain Element, rented from Mellow Velo cycles.  Friday evening and this morning I’ve been using it to explore the Dale Ball Trail, which starts just … Continue reading

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Salida to Santa Fe – into New Mexico

I really enjoyed Salida, but it was time to move on.  All the riding from this point on would be on pavement, so I pumped up my tyres as hard as I could, braced myself for traffic, and set off.  … Continue reading

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Santa Fe – the end of the road

If Salida was the end of the trail for me then I think Santa Fe is the end of the road. I just arrived in here after an exhausting day of riding – I didn’t realise Santa Fe was on … Continue reading

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And the wind blows…..

Overheard at lunch in the only restaurant in Antonito, Colorado: Customer, while holding up something between his fingers: “waitress….” Waitress: “Whats that?” Customer: “Well, I was hoping you’d tell me. It’s hard, and it was in my meatloaf”. Waitress, after … Continue reading

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Salida after dark

Yes, I was a little bored after dinner and so I thought I’d do a photo essay of Salida after dark.  I was really just playing around with my new camera (Sony NEX-3) to see how good its low light … Continue reading

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(New) Mexico or bust

The weather has been lovely up to now in Salida, but every morning I can see the snowline on the mountains creeping lower.  So any faint chance of my setting off on the Divide Trail again has faded with the … Continue reading

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Steamboat to Salida (part 3). Fairplay to Salida

Fairplay has a little theme park, a reproduction of a 19th Century mine town (which seems a little irrelevant as the old street is quite well preserved), and it calls it South Park City.  There certainly seem some mixed views … Continue reading

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