MARCH 23, 2015
Day 17 – El Paso, TX to Ft Hancock, TX – 57.82 miles – Elevation: +348 / -607 feet
Today is a short day with a 57 mile ride. I am ready to go after a great night’s sleep in a real bed in a motel again. Sadly, Roger, one of the riders in the small group of riders I’ve been riding with left the ride today. He had only signed up to complete the first third of the ride. I will miss him. We started late this morning in an effort to avoid the commuter traffic on the busy El Paso roads. After lunch I was lucky that I heard a staple stuck in my back tire and was able to pull it out before it punctured my back tube. Unfortunately, a few miles later I suffered a flat in my front tire.
Total flat tires = 5