Puncture Count Mounts on Route 66
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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As the day passed we found ourselves in a changing landscape. The harsh desert morphed into green open plains on the other side of a major mountain pass which took us up for about 15 miles. Just as we thought we were nearly there, another puncture. Given the amount of debris on the hard shoulder, I think we were lucky to only have three today.
It also seems to have got cooler
We have found ourselves tonight in Seligman. I have just logged in to discover Andy Murray is in the quarter finals. Good news until you remember that he always gets knocked out in the semis by Rog, Rafa or Djokovic. Seligman is an old town making the most of its location on historic Route 66. There are several tacky American diners and souvenir shops but most importantly there is a campsite with a pool. Actually, can you hold on a while? I’m just going to jump in it right now.
A couple more swims, a battle with the winds high on this plateaux to put the tent up and some much needed bike maintenance filled the afternoon and then it was time to cycle back into town and experience the true Route 66 diner dinner.
As expected the plates were loaded higher than gravity should allow but after another 74 miles today there were soon 2 empty plates. Polly only needed a little help to finish her home made spicy chilli three egg omelette with cheese, hash browns and bagel!
Back on the campsite we are enjoying a much cooler evening and looking forward to a short day of 42 miles tomorrow to get us to our base to explore The Grand Canyon.
Miles Cycled: 74 and for once we were checked in and poolside before 3pm