It’s a beautiful day for a bike ride. We cannot get over how quiet it is.
More about the ride after we look at today’s stats:
Start city: Douglas, AZ
End city: Rodeo, NM
Total miles to date: 688
Pedaling time: 3 hours, 19 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.7 mph (sorry we are so slow, Tom and Robyn!)
Feet climbed: 1300
Fatigue factor: 3.5 (out of 10)
Wind: light and variable, headwind at the end of course
Road condition: 4 out of 5
Temperature extremes: 50 at ride start, 85 at ride finish
Once again the scenery is spectacular. Sometimes we feel like we are in a Disney park and the mountains are excellent set decoration!
These mountains are different because they have rock out-croppings.
It’s a big day as we leave Arizona, our second state line crossing.
We celebrate with photos and enter our third state, New Mexico, our friend Mitzi’s favorite state!
The accommodations are very impressive, but the final 3 miles of the route are on unpaved road and we have to walk much of the way because of unsafe riding conditions.
Apparently, the McAffee virus software guy built this house before he allegedly killed someone in Belize.
Fancy bathroom, glass doors out to the patio with pool and hot tub! Do we have to camp anymore?
Tomorrow: A ride we have been dreading for over a year.
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