Day 81 – Heading for Elevation and Cold (February 1, 2021)

Night 81- Tucson, Arizona There are ups and downs. Some all arounds. Some wind, some rain, and hotter days. We have been through quite a few of these and combinations to boot. Now we are heading into a new chapter. Pure elevation and cold. This day would be our last decent descent before we beginContinue reading “Day 81 – Heading for Elevation and Cold (February 1, 2021)”

Day 80 – Up a Creek with 2 Pedals (January 29, 2021)

Night 80- Benson, Arizona 38 miles or 85? Let’s check the conditions. . . 38 it is. Can’t have tail winds every day. Back to 23 mph head winds. Now featuring a bit of climbing. And to spice it up, the greatest winds will be during your descent so you still have to pedal… Okay,Continue reading “Day 80 – Up a Creek with 2 Pedals (January 29, 2021)”

Day 79 – Straight Lines and Slow Growing Mountains (January 28, 2021)

Night 79- Willcox, Arizona Remember how I said we just set a new record is fastest pace over 60 miles? Yeah… we beat it again. On top of that, I think I just set my fastest speed on flat ground. 34 mph. Thanks tail winds. All the hype aside, this day was really straightforward. TheContinue reading “Day 79 – Straight Lines and Slow Growing Mountains (January 28, 2021)”

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. 60Continue reading “Day 78 – The New Land Speed Record… for Us (January 27, 2021)”

Day 76/77 – Escape II: The Winds of Las Cruces (January 25/26, 2021)

Night 76/77- Deming, New Mexico Okay. “Escape from El Paso” was cute. Trying to leave Las Cruces was an actual test that took two tries. We woke up and rode out of town… but we only made it about 4 miles before getting blasted with wind. So we had to make some calls. If youContinue reading “Day 76/77 – Escape II: The Winds of Las Cruces (January 25/26, 2021)”

Day 75 – Escape from El Paso (January 23, 2021)

Night 75- Las Cruces, New Mexico Or a better title (which I used on Strava) would be “escape from El Paso”. This one was a test of both planning and adaptability. Before rolling out of our hotel, I contacted a guy from Warmshowers about hosting. Unfortunately he couldn’t host us, but he had some routeContinue reading “Day 75 – Escape from El Paso (January 23, 2021)”

Day 74 – How Strange to Walk After Riding Several Thousand Miles (January 22, 2021)

Night 74- El Paso, Texas There are some mornings I’ll wake up and have to remind myself where we are before peeking out my tent door. I slept so well this night that I really didn’t want to get up. I really didn’t want to get up once I saw how wet my rainfly hadContinue reading “Day 74 – How Strange to Walk After Riding Several Thousand Miles (January 22, 2021)”

Day 73 – A Cold, Wet, Finger-Numbing Breeze (January 21, 2021)

Night 73- The Tiger Restaurant, Texas If you didn’t notice, there isn’t a town name this night. The Tiger is a truck stop from a different time, but it was just the goal for tonight since they allow camping and is the only building for miles. The ride was a different thing. Up and outContinue reading “Day 73 – A Cold, Wet, Finger-Numbing Breeze (January 21, 2021)”

Day 72 – The Desert Wears Prada (January 20, 2021)

Night 72- Van Horn, Texas The ride into Marfa was nice, but today felt like a record. 75 miles of “nearly flat” with tons of overcast, but no wind. A day of just legs. We averaged 14.5 mph for 75 miles. There were stretches that we held 17 mph with ease. I guess our legsContinue reading “Day 72 – The Desert Wears Prada (January 20, 2021)”

Day 71 – Blasting into Marfa (January 19, 2021)

Night 71- Marfa, Texas We have been climbing for a couple of days. Just missed a mile above sea level by 100 feet. So we could breath easy and extend our limbs recovery as we BLASTED into Marfa. Not much climbing at all to start the day. To accompany the first substantial down hill stretchContinue reading “Day 71 – Blasting into Marfa (January 19, 2021)”