Routefinding by plane seems a little excessive. But if you are up in the air, you might as well do some routefinding. My Alaskan eyes know well enough that roads and routes aren’t always paved and graded. Like a frozen river, a dry arroyo may be rideable on the right bike. Flying out of Los Lunas, this terrain is all within a day or two of Albuquerque on two wheels. There are roads that look like rivers and rivers that look like roads. There is a green circle in the desert, and lots of routes that have never been ridden on a bike. This is three thousand feet above New Mexico.
Dry riverbed and fractal tributaries:
Roads and irrigation canals.
Road, looks like a river. It probably is a river for a few days of the year.
Green circle– aliens, most likely.
Road and riverbed, and a modern cliffside dwelling.
The diminutive Rio Grande, an adjacent canal, and levee road.
Pinon and juniper.
Straight as an arrow.
Thanks to Lanny for taking me up. I look forward to finding these places on the ground.
Less than a day away.