Friday, May 16, 2014
Santa Fe River Trail
From my Santa Fe trail maps, I ascertained the best place to start my ride would the at Friendly Park. Not sure parking but was pleasantly surprised that is a decent sized parking lot. Unloaded the bike, changed shoes, mounthed the rack bag and headed to the trail.
First thing I noticed was that the trail drops down to the river. Crossed a narrow bridge, and headed up the trail. And "up" the trails is right. As I rode, it was clear the trail makes a slight grade. A couple times I had to stop and catch my breath. Started drinking my water and popped a Shot Blok in my mouth.
About a mile in my ride there is bridge over to the other side of the river. It looked like a good place to turn around. Not sure what I would have on the way back. I knew I would have a headwind and climb back up from the river to the parking lot. Soon realized I could almost coast back the trail.