Day 17: El Paso to Ft. Hancock , Texas – 57 miles

A short hilly but beautiful roll out of El Paso. We went through the downtown section that had lots of construction and detours. There was tons of road work. Not much time here it was sort of a shame. Stopped at a Valero gas station and was mobbed by people asking about the ride. First SAG stop at huge ranch market in outskirts of El Paso. Great market. More road construction after the SAG. Pecan groves all over. More headwind today but riding with a big group. Lunch in Fabens, Texas. Great steak tacos.  It is official my wife is in the state of Texas heading to Van Horn. The earth is back on its axis.