1159 Miles to Go, Early Start to Beat the Heat in NM

We started riding today at 630a, as it was predicted to be in the mid 90s, but with relatively no humidity.  We had some washed to roads and wound up riding most of our 60 miles on Interstate I40.  I like it, but, alas, had another flat and got a gash in my front tire.  Was able to put a boot– a type of internal patch on the tire and continue the day.  I replaced my tire when we got to the hotel.  I always bring extra tires just for circumstances like this.

A real treat, today, was the Blue Hole, in Santa Rosa, NM.  The Blue Hole is a circular, bell-shaped 80 ft diameter pool that is a dive destinations  for Scuba training and a swimming hole for the rest of us. The Blue Hole is an artesian well, is clear blue with a constant 62 °F  temperature and constant inflow of 3,000 gpm. 

Robin and I arrived and took the plunge, bike clothes and all.  We had only 2 miles to our hotel, afterwards and were nearly dry, due to the lack of humidity, by the time we arrived.  It was refreshing!

We have been on the road for 4 weeks, now.  Amazing!

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