We started on the Arizona / Nevada border today. We got a donation from Gordon who we met while returning the key to the office. I found that the rear tire on my bike had a rip in the sidewall and the tube was bulging out. I hit several objects yesterday on the hugh downhill in Nevada, so I'm sure that is how it happened. It rained for the first hour or so on today's ride and to make the start interesting I had to go over a 3,600 foot pass (Union pass) from 500 ft. This was a 12 mile climb in my lowest gear and took almost 2 hours. I was extremely happy to get over the pass, as you might imagine.
We also got a donation from our waitress, Debbie, at Caroline's Country cafe. People love the story. Then, in the parking lot I met Jason, a Red Sox fan. Can you believe it? What are the odds?
Through Golden Valey and over Coyote pass, then down into Kingman AZ. Of course I managed to find another dead end / dirt road, but Claire was there to rescue me. Then back on Route 66 for a few more miles. We did about 65 miles today. We staying on an Indian Reservation in a native American lodge, in Peach Springs. It is actually very nice. We're about 20 miles south of the Grand Canyon.
All in all, it was a good day! The landscape keeps getting more majestic, the mountains are amazing.