The day started a bit later than expected but was still on the road by 3am. 350 miles were pavement and the last 200 have been off road. I didn’t think to check the weather before heading out (byproduct of living in Phoenix) and have been getting dumped on from the remnants of Hurricane Newton. Leaving on a trip in Sept to ride to Canada on a trail that is mostly 8000ft+ altitude is going to make for a chilly and wet trip. Any bets on when I see snow first?
I have “get-there-itis” in life… so I am trying really hard to take this trip casually and live outside the helmet. I stopped to talk to a group of cyclists who are just finishing their Continental Divide ride. The group started out with 20 and there are four remaining. They’re on day 62 with only about a hundred miles left of the 2700 mile journey. Every time I start feeling like i’m pushing it far enough, I meet someone who reminds me what bad ass looks like and here I am sitting at the kiddie table… these guys are amazing! I asked them to pull up the site and I hope they find it- message me if you do!
Heading up into the Apache Range to find a spot to setup camp.
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