Albuquerque – Moriarty – Clines Corners – Lamy – Galisteo – Madrid
Ride to Lamy with a stop at the museum in Moriarty — Took NM 333 to Moriarty, then I 40 to Clines Corners, north on US 285 to Lamy, then south on NM 41 to Galisteo, south on NM 14 back to I 40
Ride was 160 Miles with 3 1/2 hours ride time.
Saturday March 17, 2012
There are several ways you can get to Santa Fe from Albuquerque. The most common route to Santa Fe is I 25, however my favorites are NM 4, NM 14 and NM 41. One other highway leading to Santa Fe is US 285, it starts north from Clines Corners and requires you to travel 50 miles east before starting north to Santa Fe.
Soccoro – Magdalena – Alamo
Ride to Alamo New Mexico with a stop for lunch in Magdalena–Took NM 47 south, south on NM 304, east on US 60 (I-25) to Magdalena. Then north on NM 169 to Alamo. Back south on NM 169, west on US 60, then north on NM 116, north NM 314, then north on NM 47
The ride was about 280 miles with a 6 hour ride time.
Friday March 16, 2012
Several weeks ago I got a “New Mexico Road and Recreation Atlas”, it provides special information on the roads, telling me if they are paved or unpaved. This knowledge of pavement is an important fact that Google maps does not share. Using this new tool, I found out NM 169 is paved from Magadalena to Alamo, giving me a new road to explore.
Las Cruces – White Sands – Alamogordo – Tularosa – Carrizozo – Willard – Moriarty – Albuquerque
Ride from Las Cruces to Albuquerque with a stop at White Sands and Carrizozo for lunch–Took US 70 west to Tularose, then US 54 north to Corona, then NM 42 to Moriarty and NM 333 into Albuquerque
The ride was 270 miles with a about 5 1/2 hours ride time.
Monday March 12, 2012
This is the return ride to Albuquerque after an overnight in Las Cruces. The hotel (Mission Inn) we spent the night was across the street from the train tracks. Several times during the night freight trains rolled by, horns loudly announcing their passing.