Leaving Hatch, which did not show me its best side. Should be in Texas before dark.
Part of east side of Emory Pass down to 1 lane for resurfacing. May be problem for westbound riders. Much loose gravel both ways #acasotier
In Hatch NM. The hotel in town is out of business. Camping at adjacent RV park. #acasotier
Not to be a total Apple fanboy, but facetime is pretty fantastic when you’re on a long trip.
In Silver City. Really nice here. Wish I could stay a while.
Riding to Silver City NM today. Only about 30 miles. Will give me a chance to rest up for the attack on Emory Pass tomorrow.
In Three Way AZ. Wonder how it got that name. Descended a 7% grade for miles, with grasshoppers jumping all over me. Insane.
In Safford AZ. Whipped.
Weird. In my hotel room, my phone showed “no service” when I went to bed. Now I’m getting 1 bar. Oops, back to no service as I type this.
In Globe AZ. Stopping after a short but mountainous day. Really serious mountains still to come.
Spotted a plain sign today that read TURTLE COLLISION. I had to spend a few seconds figuring out what they really meant by that.
Saw a hand-painted sign offering ESTEREO REPAIR. That just perpetuates estereotypes.
I’ve been riding for 34 miles today and I’m still not out of the greater Phoenix area.
In Phoenix. 110 miles today. Need to connect with my old friend Carlos.
Chicken Noodle Cafe in Wickenburg AZ has real pie.
Breaking for lunch in Wickenburg. This is the first town I’ve hit in AZ where most of the homes don’t have wheels.
Stopping for the day in Salome AZ. that’s pronounced “suhLOAM”.
I-10 in AZ a minefield of shredded tire carcasses. Got my second flat there. #acasotier
@acaroutes no, but we’ve met up in Seeley and Palo Verde.