On The Road

In less than 24 hours my parents, girlfriend, and I will be driving down to Deming, NM (where I spent a few days in a gas/Greyhound station waiting for a lost bike).  Early on Thursday morning we’ll drive 1.5 hours to Antelope Wells, where I’ll affix all my bike bags, say my goodbyes, and be off on this adventure.  I’m going back and forth between feeling excited and terrified.  Once I’m on the bike in AW I’ll take things as they come, rather than worrying about every unknown and “what if.”

First Days Rough Itinerary (subject/likely to change):
Day 1: AW to Silver City (125 miles, 3k feet elevation gain)
Day 2: Silver City to Beaver Head Work Center via CDT alternate (75 miles, 9.6k elevation gain)
Day 3: BHWC to Pie Town (98 miles, 3.5k elevation gain)
Day 4: Pie Town to Grants via El Malpais alternate (70 miles, .6k elevation gain)
Grants to Cuba: undecided on main route vs Chaco alternate

Put into perspective, it took us 7 riding days and a rest day to get to Grants in 2010.  I’m trying to push myself pretty hard, testing my Colorado mountain-seasoned legs.

Links to Follow Along
This page should shows other me and other GDMBR riders: http://trackleaders.com/divide
My individual page: http://trackleaders.com/dividei.php?name=Dave_Gieger
SPOT: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Cqs7vRDcHti26L8C70ZlC2NvBZ5rUngK
Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/809548
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/david-gieger/albums/72157696936507084

 

 

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