Cycling Along The Way...

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Silver City, NM, United States
Riders of the wheel. Racers, Roadies, Mountain bikers, Touring cyclists, Commuters, and others. Diamond frames, recumbents, trikes, and more. Sharing a web of connections often misunderstood or unappreciated by those who don't ride. Herewith, my attempt to share some of the more rational thoughts that flit around inside my head while bicycling, knocking back a brew or three, or just thinking about life. Reviews of bicycles, gear, touring, and more, plus some unsolicited posts about people, politics, and philosophy. Other things, too. Me: retired, gave up my TV in 1988, avid cyclist, several cross country tours completed with more to come. Your thoughts?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rain and Hail aka Spring in New Mexico

It was supposed to do this weather yesterday, but, typical NM style, it did it today.  Clouds, rain, hail, now overcast with somewhat wet roads and it's still sprinkling out there.  Adds to the excitement of daily living in Silver City.

Eileen and I went to Albuquerque, NM, this past weekend to see Sara Rivera's Sumphonia: BFA Honors Thesis Exhibition.  Sara was one of Eileen's fiddle students when we lived in Albuquerque, NM.  She is headed to Boston University on a free ride for her MFA, working with Robert Pinskey, one time Poet Laureate of the U.S., who called her to make this offer of a fully paid Master's degree at BU.  Nice. Sara heads off to Boston in August for her one year there and then BU will pay her for three months to go anywhere in the world to do some of her art/poetry...she wants to go to Ireland!

Still raining...and we need this rain.  We really haven't had significant precipitation since Dec/2011, when it snowed the Friday before Christmas.  A short post for today.  Here's a tune to exit with: