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Durango Fall Blaze… (and some BEARS!)

Hosted by Fort Lewis College, the Durango Fall Blaze offers three different tour options, including a 37 mile, 60 mile, and 100 mile ride. A cannon blast starts the tour and a police escort leads the riders out from the center of campus. There are 5 food/aid stations along the way, support vehicles on the course, and a party at the finish line back in the center of campus!

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Century bicycle rides come in various shapes, sizes, locations, and difficulties. There are names like Enchanted Circle Century, El Tour de Tucson, Santa Fe Century, and Tour Of The Rio Grande Valley. No matter how varied though, all have one thing in common: a “century” offering. (Ride your bicycle on a challenging predetermined course for one hundred miles)

 

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Enchanted Circle Century 2012

It is 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning. It is a brisk 40 degrees at the starting line. Off goes the gun, and downhill go the riders. With speeds up to 50 mph for this portion of the ride, you should dress warmly. You leave Questa, and immediately face a long substantial hill. Time to shed clothing.

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NMTS email blast indicated a 100 mile ride for today.  I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  A large group of approximately 30 started the ride with many turning around at various points.  A small group of 6 of us completed the entire ride.  Since I rode from home, I ended up with 111 miles in 6 hours and 10 minutes.  Definitely one of my best times!

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