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Bike Touring Packing List

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Journal/Notebook                                Pen/Pencil

Fun Easy Book to Read                        Smart Phone and Charger

WaterProof Watch with GPS           Wallet with ID

Road Map in Plastic Bags                    Compass

Sunglasses                                              First Aid Kit

Water Filter                                            Water Bag

Water Bottle                                           Knife

Headlamp                                                Front and Back Bike Lights

Toothbrush                                             Dr. Bronners Soap

Sunscreen                                               Lip Balm with Sunscreen

Dental Floss                                           Razors

Back Rack                                               Panniers

Comfy Seat                                            Helmet

Multi Tool                                               Pump

Bike Tire Tubes                                      Patch Kit

Tire Irons

Quick Drying Clothes  including Warm Layers, Socks, Undies

Rain Jacket                                            Bandannas


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New Mexico Getaway – Nature, History, & Culture

Posted in picky Picks, Travel


Sky City Cultural Center

“Discover the traditional Native American culture and living history of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. The Sky City Cultural Center is the gateway to our Pueblo and Museum exhibits. Take a guided tour of the ancient pueblo village atop a 367-foot sandstone bluff, shop at the Gaits’i Gift Shop for beautiful Native American jewelry and Acoma pottery, have lunch in the Y’aak’a Café, or join us for feast day celebrations and other annual public events.”

Chaco Canyon

“From AD 850 to 1250, Chaco was a hub of ceremony, trade, and administration for the prehistoric Four Corners area–unlike anything before or since.  Chaco is remarkable for its multi-storied public buildings, ceremonial buildings, and distinctive architecture.  These structures required considerable planning, designing, organizing of labor, and engineering to construct.  The Chacoan people combined many elements: pre-planned architectural designs, astronomical alignments, geometry, landscaping, and engineering to create an ancient urban center of spectacular public architecture–one that still awes and inspires us a thousand years later.“

Gila Cliff Dwelling National Monument

“Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers a glimpse into the homes and lives of the Mogollon people who lived in this area over 700 years ago” .  


San Antonio Hot Springs Santa Fe National Forest

“The Village of Jemez Springs is one of New Mexico’s most enchanted destinations! Nestled between stunning red rock mesas (remnants of ancient lava flows over a million years old) the Village is named for its famous mineral hot springs. Fissures in the earth allow water near the surface to contact rock below that is heated by the magma underneath. “


National Wildlife Refuge

24th Annual Festival of the Cranes
Nov. 18-20, 2011

“In the City of Socorro, New Mexico and the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge celebrates the return of the cranes with this popular and acclaimed Festival!

Over 100 lectures, workshops, tours, hikes and hands-on activities are planned, ranging from the popular Sandhill Crane Behavior to special photography tours to socializing with locals on the Plaza. 2011 promises to be one of the greatest years yet, and we look forward to seeing you there! “

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Video of New Mexico Music

Posted in Music, Travel

New Mexico Music Commission, preserving and promoting the unique musical heritage of New Mexico.

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Hotel Desert Destination

Posted in picky Picks, Travel


The Desert in Luxury

“Discover an imaginative desert destination, where timeless architecture and an inviting spa juxtapose with iconic palms and modern design” :

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SoCal Weekend Get-Away

Posted in picky Picks, Travel


Catalina Island


What to do in Catalina:

Jazz Festival in October:

Catalina Island Eco-Marathon:

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