My Great Divide Bike Ride

What’s Next? What is life like now that we are back? Waking up at the Hotel in El Paso felt normal.  We had stayed in many hotels just like this one, so just like our routine we got up, went to breakfast, but that was the end of our normal.  It was the end of […]

Day 46

Hachita to Antelope Wells (Our Final Day) Start 7:20 to 11:56 Weather: Overcast warm to rain to cool Saddle 4:00:28 Distance 46.36 Final odometer with training:  3346.0 We woke up early ready to go.  This was our final morning to pack up our sleeping bags.  Our final morning to pack our panniers.  Our final morning […]

Day 45

Silver City to Hachita Community Center Start 7:15 to 16:10 Weather: Over 90. Saddle 7:09:03 81:03 Avg 11.3 3299.6 We woke up extra early this morning.  It was hard to believe we were just two days from finishing our journey. The map had us on a highway for the first twenty miles.  Being the end of […]

Day 44

Black Canyon Campground to Silver City CD 28,29 Start 7:35 to 16:00 Hills. Saddle 7:13:23 Dist 60.32 Avg 8.3 Total 3218.5 Rain came down in the evening.  By morning, the sun was just starting to come out, and we were excited to be headed to a city that had plenty of food and water.  This […]

Day 43

Collins Park to Black Canyon Campground CD 25, 26 27 Start. 8:35 to 18:15 Saddle 6:57:24 Dist 53.42 Avg 7.6 3158.2 It poured rain most of the night.  While the rain did not come into the tent, we knew it would make the next morning’s bike even harder.  The New Mexico mud is famous amongst […]

Day 42

Start of the 3-Day Weekend: Pie Town to Collins Park Start 7:45 to 18:15 CD crossing 23, 24, 25 8:18:46 72.02 Avg 8.4 3104.8 Our morning started out at the famous Toaster House. Known in town for housing Great Divide riders and Continental Divide Trail hikers. We share some pie, as that is how days should […]