Mary and Steve are leaving Pie Town with full bellies; ready to cover some ground before the rain hits.
She had an albacore tuna sandwich & a cold Pepsi for lunch, followed by a slice of creamy pecan pie & a cup of coffee before hitting the road.
Today they pulled out map section #6, laying out the final 303.1 miles to Antelope Wells. They are stocked up with food to last them to the next reliable food source- Silver City- some 180 miles away.
Strong weather in the Gilas has met racers ahead of them, particularly Felix Wong; who endured thunderstorms in the area during what could have been some of the most challenging days of his race. He left Silver City this morning making his run for the border. The forecast for Pie Town and Silver City are here.
Mary’s gabcast is down, so she asked me to post this up. She also wanted to shout out a special thank-you to The Path for shipping a new tire to the Best Western in Grants. A nail in the road somewhere near the Brazos had damaged one of her Kenda Small Block Eight tires, entering through the tread and coming through the sidewall. She managed to repair the tire well enough to get to Grants but felt more confident going into the Gilas with a fresh one. While 29″ tires are a common choice among Divide racers, they are still hard to find along the route.
She’s getting closer!!