There is one word that would describe today–LONG. You forget how far 90 miles on a bike is when you are doing this much cycling. Fortunately the weather was excellent. Our trend continues, cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon. In fact it was in the 70’s this afternoon.
The shift in terrain was probably the most dramatic of any day. We started in the mountains. Then dropped down into dessert-like terrain. Then into irrigated agriculture and finished in suburbs. I haven’t seen downtown Las Cruces. Maybe we are in it.
It was great to be greeted at the door to the hotel by Mary, Nalla and Souk and of course Beth. They finally figured out why Brian’s GPS tracking device wasn’t working this afternoon. I assume that was how Beth knew exactly when we would arrive. I am sure Beth wishes she had figured that out sooner. One more day: Las Cruces to El Paso. Supposed to be about 56 miles and flat.