Day 11 – The Divide

Feeling better and did a later start due to the time change and waiting till the sun was a little higher and warmer. Rode with the rain top on the velo for warmth as a long sleeve top gets too warm when riding.

Much gentler grades and nice roads today. One would think that crossing the continental divide would mean it’s all downhill. One would be wrong as just 2 miles down the road the peak was 150 ft higher.


And a picture of some short lived wild flowers in NM


So while today went well riding and I made it to Silver City. I’m still not right with this altitude or hydration as I blacked out briefly after climbing 1 flight of stairs to the motel room. The new plan is route st10a (a two day route) ┬áthat will take me to Deming and then Las Cruces where I rejoin with st11. Hopefully the roads are paved between Deming and Las Cruces or I10 is open for bikes.