Left Taos slowly this morning; had to pack up all the camping gear, find breakfast, etc. The new high-tech cot works pretty well. It’s still hard on my back to have a limited number of positions to lie in (due to the limitations of a mummy bag) but acceptable. Found a local diner called Taoseno’s to grab breakfast, and had an absolutely awesome breakfast burrito: eggs, bacon, hash browns all wrapped in a tortilla, and covered in Green Chile sauce. Awesome!
Had a pretty slow ride to Las Vegas, NM, the roads are pretty, the limits are low, the passing opportunities are seldom. Took 2.5 hours to make the 135 miles. Then when I got to Las Vegas, it took two gas stations to find all three of the requirements: fuel, trail mix, and a restroom. Pretty nice roads, though.
The road from there through Clovis, NM to Lubbock, TX, however, not so much. Pure unadulterated boredom. I did see a B-1 bomber make several 40 mile circles around me just outside of Clovis. Later caught sight of a C-130 departing Cannon AFB; nothing else has a profile like that!
On the positive side: the weather was great. A bit chilly this morning, then about 80 as I got into Lubbock. Really nice riding weather, not too hot, but warm enough to allow the light gloves.
I took a picture of the road outside of Lubbock. I wanted to make sure no one complained that I didn’t take any pictures of NW texas. Ok, here’s Texas, now you’ve seen it.
And this is … ummm, er….. I have no idea. Anyone know?