Monday, June 7, 2010

Taos, NM

We left Durango for a dip down into New Mexico.  Neither of us have had the pleasure of biking there and were intrigued by the state.

We passed through Pagosa Springs, CO on our way to Taos from Durango.  We didn't stay long, but the town seemed very cool.  We drove through on a Friday late afternoon and there was a free concert in the park downtown along the river as there is a bluegrass festival all weekend.   There was even beer tents with microbrew's from the surrounding areas. The town has a hot springs right along the river.  The river was choked full of kayak's running the rapids right through town.  We found a great camping spot just outside of town up a F.S. road....all in all it was a great time.

The next day we left for Taos, NM and some killer high altitude biking.  I'll let the pictures do the talking as we had some things stolen while we were there.....I have a bit of mixed feelings about Taos.  It did get the lungs burning though.  We were riding over 10,000' while we were there.  The aspens are amazing around Taos..... is the town. I've fallen in love with the adobe look of everything here.  We found a nice downtown cantina and the waitress even knew some of Claire family from Hawaii....small world! The evening light in New Mexico is amazing.

We've been biking almost everyday at least once per day.  The legs are feeling good and I'm surprised by how normal we both feel at this altitude.  We spent a few days riding around Taos before heading to Santa Fe, NM. We did some side trips also that I'll leave out for now.  Its impossible to capture everything we've been up to on the website.  I'll try and be better with more stories and is definitely sweet right now.

We couldn't ask for better weather this bird (almost) everyday so far.  The tans looking good, that's for sure.

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