A Night at The Rodeo on Independence Day
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Grants KOA Kampground
We were forced onto the highway after 10 miles and had to endure a very rugged hard shoulder which thankfully only left us with one puncture today. Back on Route 66 we ground out another 39 miles into a strong afternoon headwind. This tested the weary legs from yesterdays century knock and we were pleased to arrive in Grants and receive a lovely welcome from the campsite owners. She even had free cookies to greet you
We have just (finally) found a couple of hours to sit and relax and have discovered that there is a rodeo in town tonight. We are going to head down there now and I will report back later. Apparently there is a 'Novice' competition, I’m not sure my saddle sore backside is up to it right now.
Later…..So, the rodeo proved to be great fun. We saw lots of cowboys (and gals) and we enjoyed several events including the bull riding and one where they chased and lassoed a calf before jumping on it and tying its legs together. There was also a great competition which involved tiny kids trying to stay on board energetic sheep. We had jalapeno nachos and observed lots of patriotic behaviours. A true taste of New Mexico.
I then thought it would be nice to finish the day with an Iced Caramel Frappe so off I cycled to get one. The only problem is that on the way back down the hill to the campsite, the bag broke sending the aforementioned coffee drink flying across the road and me following it. Polly did a very good job at patching up my bloody foot and not being too disappointed about her coffee being reduced to a single slurp.
July 4th ends with fireworks over Grants and a much better day then yesterday.
Miles Cycled: 59 and unbelievably only one puncture