Albuqerque to Denver- 1981

It was the summer of 1981. This was the first tour I ever took – the beginning of many adventures to come. I started in Albuquerque, New Mexico and ended at my sister’s house in Denver, Colorado. Even though I had the cheapest equipment you could imagine, everything went very well. I’ll never forget starting out that morning. The hardest part was just getting on the bike and starting to ride. I think we grow so dependent on the known so when we are thrust into the unknown we feel vulnerable and apprehensive. It would have been so easy to go back into my apartment, have a place to sleep, work on some projects, and cook dinner. Just think how hard it must have been for Lewis and Clark, they didn’t even have the luxuries we have now!

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2 Responses to Albuqerque to Denver- 1981

  1. Michael hackwith January 11, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

    What route( highways) did you take … Did you an were you able to stay off I 25?i plan on doing a road trip in June … From pueblo to Albuquerque… I will have a small trailer . An a g29 mountain bike ….. Any advice I will take …. Thank you ahead of time

    • Nancy Sathre-Vogel January 11, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      If I remember right, we did have to get on I25 for a while. Wish I remembered our specific route for you. That said, riding on the interstate isn’t miserable – although you’ll get more flat tires from the shards of wire kicked out of retreads. In general, we preferred smaller roads, but don’t panic over riding on the interstate.

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