DubaiYesterday in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C
Last bit then I'm home!
Last bit then I'm home!
Lordsburg to Phoenix
Antelope Wells, Port of Entry
Longest day, distance and time. 7am to 3:44am. 206km!
After getting my tent set up at 2am,i only got a bit more than 3 hours sleep, waking up just after 5.
Day started ok with long Tar road. But I had diarrhoea and it was hard. Once on the dirt road it got super hot. I sat under a farm implement to cool down. I decided to push on through the heat to Separ and rest there.
Got to Separ where there is only a curio shop. Luckily they had cold coke and anti-diarrhoea medication. Lordsburg (nearest town) my weather app said was 38C feels like 43C. I sat/slept on the porch until nearly 6pm when a rain storm started and temperatures dropped.
I rode hard to Hachita, not expecting shop to be open. I got there just before they closed and was given free coffee. Jeffrey who would be picking me up at the end met me there. We agreed on a 6am meeting at the finish.
I was riding well and just continued riding hard. Reaching the finish at 3:44am!
It is done!
(30mins later I see a skunk run down the road past me)Read more
Got here about 9:30 just as they were closing. They made me free coffee, a whole pot to myself.
Met the guy who will fetch me from the end. Agreed to finish at 6am.
Made it to Separ. Temperature is extremely high. Lordsburg shows 38C feels like 42C
Just a curio store here. They do have coke though
Got a slow start to the day. Was lazy to get out of bed. Today was a short day. Just over 100km to silver city to do, but included the last few big climbs of the trip.
As normal it took my body a while to get going. The shortlist, gentle hills making me walk. Mostly I just tried to keep moving as far as possible.
We were riding through forested hills. Didn't look much like desert, but the hills created a few quite technical descants, feeling much steeper than the climbs.
I was concerned I did not have enough food and water. I met a fireman who was doing maintenance along the road while monitoring a fire nearby. (I had seen the smoke in the valley but thought it was mist). We had a good chat, him saying he was too old to do what I was doing (he is 40). He gave me 2l of water.
I was very low on food. My 2 hamburgers and 2 snacks were carefully rationed.
We ended up hike-a-bike the CDT (continental divide trail - hiking) for about 10km.
Finally got to silver city about 23:00 but Walmart was still open (24hours).after eating I rode a our 5km south of town and camped next to the highway.
Can't remember if it was today, saw 3 wild boar in the bush.Read more
Bough food at Walmart - Vienna sausages and coleslaw.