Trip Summary

Day 52: 2929 miles completed, 8 states, 7 flat tires, 4 flat mattresses, 40 new friends and Bruce #1, 8 rest days

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Day 13: Two Down, Five To Go

Even the most wonderful technology, which was provided for our trip by Verizon, isn’t much use when the town only acquired cell service two weeks ago.We were able to make phone calls with our Samsung Note 2, however, we could not upload any information to FaceBook or the blog. So we have double duty today.

Our bike ride out of Bisbee took us downhill through the winding streets, past the Lavender Mine (copper) and then another wicked fast descent for 23 miles into Douglas. There we grabbed some Mexican “pan dulce” from La Unica Bakery.

The remaining 54 miles included an uphill segment for 30 miles and a downhill out of Arizona as we entered our third state, New Mexico. Our riders and staff essentially doubled the population of Rodeo.

After our Greek themed dinner, which included stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita, Bubba had arranged two guest speakers. The first was a border patrol agent who shared his perspective and stories. We had observed severaof his fellow agents apprehend a group of illegals aswe biked by in the afternoon. The second shared the history of the Apache tribe and their most famous medicine man,Geronimo, who surrendered near Rodeo. Note that Geronimo was never a chief of the Apache.

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