We intended to start out at McDonalds but we couldn’t find it, so we settled on Arby’s and settled is the correct word. Arby’s didn’t have any pancakes so we had to eat breakfast burritos and these did not compare to what we had in Safford.
Once on the road, we began a climb that seemed to last forever. It was only about 15 miles but when you include the head wind it was a trying ride. The trouble with these types of climbs is it messes with your mind because you can’t see the climb until you look in your mirror or stop and look back, then it becomes a reality.
It was a beautiful morning. The clouds hung over the mountain tops. The temperature was in the 60s and 70s most of the morning. After the initial 15 mile climb, we still had 5 mores steeper but shorted climbs.
Once we arrived in Silver City, we stopped at the local bike shop where I purchased a new cell phone mount, since the zipper on my bike bag broke and I had been holding it together with duct tap each morning for over a week.
Then to the church at which we will be staying to the 2 days. Yes we have reached our second rest day.