Albuquerque – Moriarty – Estancia – Mountainair – Carrizozo – Valley of Fires – San Antonio – Socorro
Ride to San Antonio for lunch at the Buckhorn Tavern –Took I-40 east to Moriarty than south on NM 41, right on NM 542 it become NM 55, continued south past Mountainair, right on NM 54 into Carrizozo, then left to US 380 west to San Antonio. After lunch north on NM 1, then north on I 25 to US 60 east, left on NM 304, then left on NM 47 back into Albuquerque.
Ride was about 316 miles round trip-about 5 1/2 hours ride time.
February 11, 2012
The previous weekend I had planned to ride to Carrizozo, but a cold front forced me into a shorter ride. There was a ride posted with “Let’s Ride New Mexico” and they were going to San Antonio for lunch. By Friday night only one rider (Hakan) had posted to go. So I sent Hakan an e-mail explaining I had a longer ride planned but would join him if nobody else signed up. When I checked the site Saturday morning, two others had signed up for the ride. So I called and let Hakan know I would meet them at the Buckhorn for lunch. I started my ride at 8:30, so I would arrive at the Buckhorn Tavern around the same time as Hakan’s group ride.