Today, my plan was to ride 80+ miles from Deming, AZ to Anthony, NM. But about a quarter of the way there a bridge was out and I had to take a detour to I-10. Since I was then on I-10, I decided to head to Las Cruces instead. It was only 58 miles away. Glad I did, I was really tired by the time I got here. I think 50 to 60 miles is going to be my goal for the next few rides. Here’s the map and some pictures. Again, on the interstate, there’s not many photo opportunities.
Just off the interstate, there’s lots of trash floating around in an otherwise pretty view. Spring hasn’t sprung this far yet. Mostly browns and grays. You can’t really tell from the camera angle, but riding into Las Cruces is a big downhill run. The city is just beyond the rise.
Here’s a panorama shot from a rest stop at the edge of the city.Meep meep!
The sign says: Rio Grande
And there it is, in all it’s raging glory.You can tell from this picture how far it rises during the rainy season.
Tomorrow should be a short day. I’ll head to El Paso and stop in a bike shop to buy an extra shifter cable and see if they can replace a missing screw on the rear pannier rack.
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