Thursday, April 26, 2018

Noisy River: Ruidoso, New Mexico

My wheels were almost irreparably square, so I got on the road with an old friend and traveling companion. We met at Oliver Lee Memorial State Park*, outside Alamogordo, NM.

*No need to scroll. I just wanted to tell you the dump station is closed for repairs as of 4/26/2018.



Ruidoso is really into its chainsaw bears, so much so that I thought the name must be Ruid Oso. From Tularosa, you will crest Apache Summit at around 7600', then descend a bit into the gentrified village.




Even with the cooler-than-usual temperatures in southern New Mexico, it was a pleasure to rise into the tall pines and deciduous trees. 


The prime shopping season doesn't begin for a few days, saving me several dollars.





I hope you will not be shocked that I did not pop to photograph the wooden colonel. He was not a real husker, and I felt he was silking the public. 









Neither did I "Pay Here."





This was my first time in Ruidoso. I did not bike here.






Some gates for your tail.






























This is not an official blog post.









I can hardly bear to end this post. Ursa kind to have read this far. Oso kind. I hope I didn't bruin your day.



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