|Packing up in the morning sun|
|Breakfast of champions?|
And then we headed out into the wind again. As we approached the New Mexico border, the landscape began to change. The very flat pasture land was less frequent; there were arroyos and some hills and off to the south we saw mesas, topped with wind turbines. After some 250 miles of climbing, we even had our first significant descent in days!
|The first good descent we've had in a long time!|
It was a relief to make it to truck stop, where we were able to get something more substantial to eat, and then we headed off again. By this time, the winds had strengthened. It was crazy. We pulled off the road to rest in the shade of the freeway underpass after six miles or so - it had taken an hour to get there.
|The tandem can go 75 mph like this!|
Our day on the bike - at least the part we rode