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Hot Turkey, Albuquerque!

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The cool turquoise and sand colorway flyovers of Albuquerque
I've just spend an intense week in Albuquerque jam-packed with stuff centered around the fine work of the LAB (League of American Bicyclists) - and in 100+ degree heat... 

... surrounded by Adobe, the concrete, not the software kind:

Learned how to ride a bike at the LAB Traffic Skills 101 course and LCI (League Certified Instructor) Seminar: 
 Yikes! Preston Tyree tries to teach me the life-saving Instant (Counter) Turn Watch a movie explaining this Proving to ourselves that a bike can lean right over in the Instant Turn and still have traction
Because if I'd studied this course earlier and learned the mantra:
BICYCLISTS FARE BEST WHEN THEY ACT AND ARE TREATED AS DRIVERS OF VEHICLES
... I would not have been doored the week before in NYC:

Thursday: Ride and cocktail reception, featuring a ceremonial guard (is that what you call it?), mariachi band and exhibiting the Giant Halfway folder donated for the Raffle by the Kicksta…