Saturday, April 28, 2007
Day 6 Winslow,Az to Gallup,Nm 127.2 miles @ 18.5mph
One of the America by Bicycle Staff bikes…a “ROARK” titanium. It’s a beauty…even to a carbon fiber guy like me.
This is what we looked at for about 95 miles along I-40 today
Brian at the “lunch SAG”. You don’t go hungry!
Finally, as we approached Gallup,Nm the scenery changed.
I only took about 8 photos yesterday…that’s how empty the scenery was. Don’t get me wrong it was really beautiful…it just never changed til we got to the end. Note the only thing different in this shot is the red pebble road…I shot it! BTW, it was silky smooth, a huge relief from the interstate.
Today was really tough! I was actually longing for yesterday's mountains because we spent the entire day on I-40 (except the last 12 miles into Gallup). Riding on the Interstate is incredibly hard. Your senses are working overtime with 18 wheelers inches from you...and your body never gets a break from the constant grind without much change in elevation. Everyone is pretty wiped out. Tomorrow is our longest day yet at 143 miles (about 1/2 of that on I-40 again!)...so it's early to bed tonight. My legs feel great, it's the relationship between my body and my bike seat that needs some counseling!!
For some reason photos are not uploading from the Taj Mahal in which I staying....I'll try again in the morning.