Author Archives: gyatsola

The end for now

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring. Desmond Tutu. Well, thats … Continue reading

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A diversion to Flagstaff

Enough of this cycling around everywhere, for a couple of days I hired a car to visit Flagstaff, Arizona, to do a little hanging out and mountain biking with Cass of the whileoutriding blog.  Santa Fe and Flagstaff look close on … Continue reading

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Some Pueblo homes in Santa Fe

  The architecture in Santa Fe really is very distinctive and attractive.  Thanks to the adoption of a far sighted Historic Zoning Ordinance (sorry to talk about planning) in 1957, all buildings in Santa Fe must follow the Pueblo Revival … Continue reading

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Salida to Santa Fe – down the Rio Grande

From the border with Colorado, the road was straight down south to Tres Peidras, a tiny dying crossroads town.  The sole grocery store had closed down in 2004, judging by the faded Kerry/Edwards poster in the window.  From here I … Continue reading

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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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