Jon Knudsen wandered into New Mexico from Chicago over 40 years ago and never left. After retiring from teaching elementary school in Albuquerque, Knudsen started blogging, dividing his time between his own site, Albloggerque, as well as the city blog, Duke City Fix. Soon he was also doing a travel column about New Mexico for the monthly New Mexico Marketplace. He continues to write quite a few “adventure travel” pieces, including a two-month stint this summer for New Mexico MainStreet’s “Off The Road” blog. The Off the Road series started with a bicycle ride from the Arizona border to somewhere in the windswept high-lonesome country east of Santa Rosa.