Monday, May 7, 2012

Cycling Under the Light of a Full Moon

Moon rise over the Santa Fe hills
A great big full moon vaulted through the sky this last weekend. Went for a ride on Saturday and got caught out in the dark (what?, that never happens), but this time with the special purpose of enjoying a pleasant spring evening and a bright beaming moon. It couldn't have been more lovely.

 I had cycling on the brain after reading earlier Saturday that an had American ridden into the leader's jersey in the first stage of the Giro d' Italia, Italy's close cousin to the Tour de France. 21 year old Davis Phinney began stage two wearing pink sons. USA! USA! It was the moon perhaps that gave his legs the extra pop needed to best the field.  

Las Campanas Loop - 33mi, approx 2hrs+

The Sangre de Cristos in the day's last light

Sunset over the Jemez Mountains

Evening riding at its best

The alpenglow arrives for the middle miles

The rising of the moon just south of Glorieta Baldy

Cloud obscures the perigee 'super' moon. The largest full moon of the year

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