River Colors

We rode down by the river yesterday to keep it simple.  We took a meander across Montano to Rio Grand Blvd and then on some back roads.  We saw llama, ostrich, geese, horses and more throughout this luxurious green belt space flowing through the center of Albuquerque.

fiery trees

fiery trees

vineyards and estancias

vineyards and estancias

there are many horses in the landholdings by the Rio Grande

there are many horses on the landholdings by the Rio Grande

The nights are getting cold here to near freezing.  The days warm up under the Southwest sun.  The low angles of the light and cooler air combine for sharpness and clarity.

cruising the Bosque Trail

cruising the Bosque Trail

many canals or acequias irrigate the lands

many canals or acequias irrigate the lands

broad fields make good homes for many kinds of animals

broad fields make good homes for many kinds of animals

Mai mentioned her body metabolism was lifted all day by this lunchtime ride.  Bicycling as I understand it is the best aerobic activity for your heart second to only cross country skiing.  I’ve met people in their 60’s taking bicycling up as a regular part of their life because of the manifold benefits both physical and mental.

riding past horses

riding past horses

down a country lane

down a country lane

a pretty sweet ride by the river warms you up and brings on a smile

a pretty sweet ride by the river warms you up and brings on a smile

Bicycle travel to me seems to have a lot in common with traveling by horse.  You warm up to the world and feel a part of the “ocean of existence”.  With the busy city swirling all around us we entered the realm of river time and had a nice ride immersed in this colorbanded world.

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