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December 24th – 30th On Our Cross Country Bike Trip

Date: December 24th

Time Pedaling: 3 hrs. 58 min.
Miles: 36.57
Avg. Speed: 9.1 mph
Max Speed: 21.3 mph
Trip Odometer: 2,196.71
Weather: partly cloudy, windy, 66 degrees (Stanfield, AZ) to (Gila Bend, AZ).
Time of Departure: 11:30
Arrival Time to motel in Gila Bend, AZ: 5:30 (Mountain Time Zone)
Repairs: None

We got up this morning not really wanting to leave.

It is Christmas Eve and our time here has been so enjoyable. As much as we were drawn to this little slice of desert paradise, the road draws us also and we have some business to finish.

After taking some pictures with Mash and Robert, we hit the road.

Saying our goodbyes to Robert and Mash

Saying our goodbyes to Robert and Mash

We had a tough day ahead of us. To get to Gila Bend we needed to pedal about 37 miles. It wasn’t uphill in the snow like many of us had to walk to school in, but it was about a third uphill against the wind.

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December 17th – 23rd On Our Cross Country Bike Trip

Date: December 17th

Time Pedaling: 3 hrs. 36 min.
Miles: 36.85
Avg. Speed: 10.2 mph
Max Speed: 28.6 mph
Trip Odometer: 1,997.27
Weather: clear, breezy and 57 degrees (Willcox, AZ) to (Benson, AZ).
Time of Departure: 11:35
Arrival Time to Benson, AZ: 4:30 (Mountain Time Zone)
Repairs: The front chain on the Burley is loose.

Leaving Willcox, AZ Quality Inn and heading to our host in Benson, AZ

Leaving Willcox, AZ Quality Inn and heading to our host in Benson, AZ

We stopped at the Rest Area just inside Texas Canyon

We stopped at the Rest Area just inside Texas Canyon

Texas Canyon Rest Area in Arizona

Texas Canyon Rest Area in Arizona

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December 10th – 16th On Our Cross Country Bike Trip

Date: December 10th

Time Pedaling: 4 hrs. 06 min.
Miles: 39.60
Avg. Speed: 9.5 mph
Max Speed: 15.7 mph
Trip Odometer: 1,804.29
Weather: sunny, windy and 48 degrees (Las Cruces, NM) to (Akela Flats, NM).
Time of Departure: 12:00
Arrival Time to Akela Flats, NM: 6:00 (Mountain Time Zone)
Repairs: None

We had a good breakfast at the Drury Inn in Las Cruces. We actually got up to eat and then laid back down for about an hour. We decided that we wouldn’t start pedaling until the temp had risen to near 50 degrees. It wasn’t quite 50 as we pulled out of the lot.

Leaving Drury Inn in Las Cruces, NM after a great brekfast!

Leaving Drury Inn in Las Cruces, NM after a great brekfast!

We had been warned about the hill leaving town. It was a bear. It was windy and cold but we climbed and climbed. We took a quick breather at the top.

This hill was quite a bear! The view was great!

This hill was quite a bear! The view was great!

The views are worth the work!

The views are worth the work!

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