Day 78 – The New Land Speed Record… for Us (January 27, 2021)

Night 78- Deming, New Mexico

This is going to be a short one. And it is why it is short that I am grateful.

Recap- Just yesterday I was riding with an inch of snow on my chest and headwinds that would stop a Yugo.

On this day, the winds were in our favor. 60 miles in less than 4 hours. We were moving so quickly that we set a new record for fastest average ride (with the new criteria of any day over 50 miles). 15.8 mph average over 60 miles. Dang.

It was windy, but you don’t feel it when it’s pushing you forward. It was cold in the morning, but that was all I could complain about. The sun came and went with a bit of warmth. We ate well and slept well. This night we were camping, so no more warm hotel room. At least it isn’t supposed to be in the teens.

We did hit a special sign. The continental divide. This is a sign has far more meaning geographically, but for us it meant we crossed the route of The Tour Divide. A route I hope to conquer, but that is for a day far in the future. If you want to know more, please check out Lael Wilcox’s “I just want to ride” on YouTube. I hope to be considered as wild as her and the others who take part.

Loads of mountains and snow trying to thaw. This was a needed 180 turn in how the weather was treating us. Not much else to talk about while riding lines on I-10. Sorry for lacking pictures too. I try to take pictures of the mountains, but after staring at them for hours, I lose track and stop paying attention to them. Tomorrow we leave New Mexico.

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