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I am traveling to the Pecos and Glorieta area of New Mexico in a few weeks. Does anyone know of some decent road rides in that area? Thanks in advance.
 

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Everytime I ever went to Glorietta (church retreat), most people ended up in Santa Fe at least part of the time. Something about those green chile enchiladas.

It's only 15 miles or so over there so I'd look more at Santa Fe rides.

I've done the Santa Fe Century ride but not sure I'd suggest that route for a solo century.
 

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Try taking the road north out of Pecos. It is narrow but nice. Also, you can ride I-25 South to 285, go South and take a right towards Galisteo. If you only have time for a ride or two, take a mountain bike and ride the forest road to the top of Glorietta. This is a great ride that we do often with a awesome downhill.

Jake
 

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riko said:
Jake Are bikes allowed on I-25 or is it a frontage road? Rick
Can't answer this but if you want to stay off I-25, you could drive to the 285 intersection and go south only a few miles to an intersection with a big convenience store. You could park there and then take 285 south to 41, and go south as far as Galisteo or Stanley if you want.

That's part of the Santa Fe Century route. Wide open territory but with a south wind, you'd be downhill into the wind and uphill with the wind.
 

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You can ride on 25, there is no frontage road on that route. I know people that ride that stretch. You could take Merlin's advice if you don't want to ride the I-25. Take 25 south and exit 285 South. Take left and go to second light. Park at Chevron. OR!!, go right at Exit, then left at stop sign and park in the Bobcat Bite parking lot. Then ride 285 route south. Bobcat bite is voted top 10 burgers in US.

Jake
 
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