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Old 10-28-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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Whenever I drive from Bernalillo to either Corrales or the Cottonwood Mall area, I take Hwy 313.

This route is both soothing for the eyes and the soul. It's a short stretch, but there are all kinds of pleasant sites along the way: lush fields of alfalfa, an occasional Railrunner, horses, cattle, the Sandía Pueblo church, plentiful cottonwoods along the bosque, and a couple lakes for fishing.

On Sunday mornings, we usually have breakfast at Abuelita's, Antojitos Lupe, or The Range, then head to the Corrales growers market via this rustic road. It'sure bliss.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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I love that drive as well. With parents living in Bernalillo, we often drive from the West Side to their place and I'll go out of my way over Paseo, to 2nd and up 313 just because it's so much nicer that going through Rio Rancho.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Exit 242
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That is a nice alternative to I25, except that either the state or county has decided to put a roundabout at 313 and Roy. I do not like roundabouts.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I do not like roundabouts.
Practice makes perfect.

Just go on that sucker and drive as fast as your car can go
around-and-around until you start to get dizzy. It's fun.

You'll like roundabouts after that.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Roundabouts are cool. Folks in the US need to learn how to drive them
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Bernalillo, NM
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Practice makes perfect.

Just go on that sucker and drive as fast as your car can go
around-and-around until you start to get dizzy. It's fun.

You'll like roundabouts after that.
I used to do that when my kids were pre-teens and in the car. Embarrassed the hell out of them, which really added to the fun.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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A roundabout in a rural area, no problem.

But they can (and do, in spots) take roundabouts too far. Driving past Clarkdale, AZ is roundabout hell; five consecutive tight roundabouts in the span of a mile on an otherwise empty and straight-as-an-arrow state highway.

Other than that, roundabouts tend to be better than sitting at a light (as long as you don't get stuck on a fancy one, like they have in Europe or back east).
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Exit 242
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A roundabout in a rural area, no problem.

But they can (and do, in spots) take roundabouts too far. Driving past Clarkdale, AZ is roundabout hell; five consecutive tight roundabouts in the span of a mile on an otherwise empty and straight-as-an-arrow state highway.

Other than that, roundabouts tend to be better than sitting at a light (as long as you don't get stuck on a fancy one, like they have in Europe or back east).
Taos has taken in way too far. In less than a half mile on 585, they recently put in 3 roundabouts. To make it more interesting, there are at least a dozen signs preceding each roundabout telling folks what to do and not do.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:36 PM
 
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I'm afraid I don't qualify to negotiate roundabouts: my I.Q. isn't high enough. ;-(
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