Followed Rt 66 east to Seligman AZ for lunch. Then it was time to cycle on the interstate (I40). It is allowed in Arizona and not a problem as there are no other roads. It felt safer than on many parts of Rt 66 due to shoulders you can't ride on, so I was sharing the road with cars passing at 65 MPH with little room to spare.
I want to give Claire kudos for being the best support staff imaginable. Until now she has been the unsung hero, but not any more (see her singing video below). She organizes my nutrition (drinks, Gu, bars, gorp, you name it.) she is aways there to give me a boost up the hills. It is always a welcome site to come over a hill and see Claire and her support vehicle waiting there to refuel me, swap out apparel, and provide a place to rest for a minute. She also gets the hotel rooms, does the laundry, picks up anything I need (zip ties today). I couldn't be doing this amazing journey without her support. Thanks Claire.
I put in 78 miles today arriving at Williams AZ (elevation 6,766 ft) around 5 PM. The last 18 miles were up hill.