June 7 — Gallup, NM to Albuquerque, NM (141 Miles)
21st Century Dads
After a good night’s sleep and breakfast at the Hampton Inn, it was time to hit the road for our longest scheduled ride (140 miles) of the entire three weeks. Good news, no rain in the forecast and moderate temperatures. White fluffy clouds most of the day with wonderful panoramic views. One of the highlights was stopping at the WOW Diner in Milan, NM, a classic 60s style diner. Great food and great service. We also passed the Continental Divide at 7,245 feet. Except for some extreme cross winds, including tumble weeds, it was a great day for riding. We rolled into Albuquerque, after more than 13 hours on the road, as the sun was setting and were treated to a magnificent sunset. Great day, great sense of accomplishment riding 878 miles the past seven days. One week down, only two weeks to go 🙂
An early morning reminder there are alternative methods of travel.
These diners are everywhere.
Abandoned military installation from the Civil War era.
Picture doesn’t capture the significance of this landscape.
Only another 113 miles to go 🙂
Magnificent scenery at every turn.
Another random encounter. With Dr. Bruce Banner from PA after receiving his Great Dads Coin.
No wonder I was feeling a little short of breathe.
No reason to feel sorry for yourself even if the road looks like it never ends.
Are you kidding me, another flat???
Typical scene while waiting for the support crew to help with another flat.
Shawn Taylor mugging for the camera.
Wilk living on the edge (of the Interstate) to get just the right photo.
Lincoln pumping up.
Wilk goofing off in front of the WOW Diner.
They take their wind seriously in NM.
A real live tumble weed.
One of my favorite selfie pictures.
Extraordinary sunset as we rolled into Albuquerque after a very long day.
Time to refuel after a long day with Lincoln and Shawn.