Ride the Divide – Day 12: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads

Aug 07, 2013 View Comments by

Ride the Divide - Day 12: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need RoadsCrossing the northern New Mexico desert in August you might expect to encounter sand, rocks, and heat. Add to that; mud, ruts, sinkholes, and silt filled riverbeds and it makes for an interesting ride. Today’s 100 plus mile enterprise involved avoiding the road nearly as much as it did favoring it.

Heavy rains in the area over the past few days made for a muddy, bumpy, and slippery obstacle course. Twisting up and down thru the Cebolleta Mountains was slow going.  But the views and landscape made it a very enjoyable (albeit challenging) ride.

When the rain finally caught up with us late in the day, it forced us to divert from our planned course and opt for pavement in order to reach our destination before nightfall.

Tomorrow we move on to Silver City.

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