Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Unexpected Adventure.(Mountain View)

Byline: Rory McClannahan Mountain View Journal

Editor's note: Mountain View Journal reporter Rory McClannahan found himself unexpectedly in the spotlight recently. Here's his story.

I never meant to be the top story on the evening news. I never wanted to hike in the mountains wearing motorcycles boots. I had no desire to find out what prickly pear cactus tastes like.

I really don't like to have people worry about me.

Last week, all of that happened.

The day after Father's Day, my Dad and I drove up into the Jemez Mountains for a day of motorcycle riding. We've ridden in those mountains hundreds of times over the past 25 years. We've gotten in some tricky situations before, but we always came out with a few scratches and a few stories. …

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