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Tired of riding over broken glass on Tramway?

If you're tired of riding over broken glass on Tramway (and hopefully on other roads as well), now you can do more than curse about it. You can take action.

The action to take is to call or email one or both of the engineers responsible for keeping bike lanes cleared in Albuquerque. Here are their names, numbers, and email addresses.

Tom Kratochvil
P.E. Asst. District Engineer, Maintenance
Office: 505-798-6637
tom.kratochvil@state.nm.us

Kenneth Murphy
P.E. District Three Engineer
Office: 505-798-6630
kenneth.murphy@state.nm.us

The Zucoskys, who provided the contacts, suggest you email the above engineers and stress the safety hazards broken glass on the shoulder causes. For one thing, bikes stopped for tire repair are more vulnerable to the hazards of passing traffic. For another, a blowout coming down Tramway at high speed can be catastrophic: a bike can veer uncontrollably into traffic, or go off the road into rocks and rough terrain off the shoulder.

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By The Webmaster ... News item runs September 19 – October 22
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Great advice for what do do after a crash

This was written by Marc Lindsay for MapMyRide

The odds of getting into an accident on the bike are, unfortunately, pretty high. Whether you’re on a group ride or involved in a bike-car collision, do these seven things to be safe and make smart, rational decisions.

(As we've unfortunately seen among our membership recently.)

Check out the link and read his advice.

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By Rosalie Rayburn ... News item runs September 19 – September 26
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Riders say Abiquiu Adventure was awesome, hope for same next year

Great scenery, great riding and great comradeship --- what more could you want.

Several of the 22 riders who participated in the two-days of riding in the Abiquiu area Sept. 9-10 said they would like to do it again next year.

Most of the riders stayed at Ghost Ranch, some camped at the Abiquiu Lake or stayed in other accommodations. The ride on Day 1 was from Bode's Mercantile to El Rito, with a lunch stop at El Farolito and ice cream to die for at the end.

Day 2 was from the intersection of NM 554 and NM 111 to Canon Plaza a few miles beyond Vallecitos.

By Rosalie Rayburn ... News item runs September 19 – September 26

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