Another Night Out On The Prairie
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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Packed up we agreed that we would stick with the 50 mile limit and free camp tonight as well. We didn't really have any other option, there is nothing out here in North New Mexico. It was looking good after 15 miles, we knew that there was a small town called Springer where we could probably get online and refill our water supplies. But then we hit bike problems. We were now heavily punished for not splashing out on new tyres back in Santa Fe
Here we consoled ourselves with a slap up lunch at the beautiful Brown Hotel. The BLT was a deep fried pig out accompanied by chips and coke, we are becoming very USA! We then managed to get online at the local library (even though they were closed on Mondays) and here we ordered 4 new tyres and have shipped them by 2 day Fedex Air to our next campsite in Clayton. It may mean a day off waiting but we have no choice. There are no bike shops for 5 days until we reach Dodge City.
After 4 hours in Springer and another drink at The Brown Hotel (the lovely waitress gave us this round on the house) we were ready to set off again into the middle of nowhere. The lovely waitress also told her that her father is the local Fedex man so will probably be driving our tyres to Clayton in a couple of days time.
We put in 20 miles more before finding another beautiful spot on the prairie. We are now waiting for the sun to go down before putting up our tent. Another cyclist’s salad did the trick for supper and we look forward to 60 smooth miles to Clayton tomorrow.
Miles Cycled: 47 miles and the bikes are on their last legs