This past weekend I rode the New Mexico Valles Caldera 200k brevet. We had nice, if a bit cooler than normal, weather. A few threatening clouds, but no precipitation. If you like rural routes and mountain scenery this is an absolutely beautiful ride! About 123 miles of the 127 mile route you’re riding through public lands. You’ll also enjoy this ride if you’re a climber. It has over 11,000 feet of ascent. If you are particular about road surface this may not be the ride for you. Most of the route has frost cracks at regular intervals. Also, it’s probably best to do this ride during the middle of the week if you have the option. On a beautiful weekend day, there are a lot of city dwellers that want to get out of town and enjoy the beautiful scenery and multiple recreation opportunities.