milage today: 74
I got a late start out of Yuma because I needed to get a spare tire for my trailer and I wanted to do something about my aching wrists. I got a thorn resistant tire this time and hopefully it lasts a little longer.
Johnny Yuma's bike shop in Yuma is a great place for bikes and the owner went out of his way to help me out. He even adjusted my chain for free.
I made good time and got 74 miles down the road before it started to get late so I pulled off and set up camp out in the desert. It was nice because i was about 45 miles from the nearest town and I could see all the stars at night. That is something I have always wanted to do. The only downside of the day was the 70 miles of near perfectly straight road I was on through the desert, I will be on the same road going the same direction all day tomorrow too! It gets a little tedious but not too bad. My wrists were still hurting pretty bad even with the new super gloves so i put both pair on and that seems to have done the trick.
Good thing I got a spare tire for the trailer as the replacement only lasted a day. I looked at it and it was worn out on the inside, the guy in SD sold me a used tire!! What a jerk. Oh well, the spare should go further but I will need to pick up a spare soon.
Desert riding is nice though and you can see for ever. lots of space out here in AZ and not too many people. I look forward to coming back through the grand canyon next time I swing through. I cant post pics today either as I have to make another 60 miles today and I am running out of time. I promise to pose some pics as soon as I have some free time. I hope everyone is well!