I am planning an unexpected trip to Albuquerque next week. I will arrive mid week and leave prob Sun or Monday. If you have ever heard of the Tour Divide mountain bike race, that would be my purpose! I plan on picking up a few of the finishers at the NM border after they have done their race. I will most likely be in Albuquerque for a day or two before I need to depart to pick up my riders. I am flying in mid day and am renting a car. Not sure where to stay....near the airport? Or somewhere else? I would want a very safe location close to restaurants etc and perhaps close to a few things to do while I am waiting. I don't want to feel as though I am in way unsafe and I also do not want to get lost cruising around in a city! I have never been to NM before and I am very much looking forward to this mini-trip but do not have much planning time!! Thanks in advance!