A nice rollout from Ft. Hancock with the group I rode with yesterday. A great group of experienced riders. The countryside continued to be vast, agricultural and beautiful. We saw horses and cattle.
The road rose again and we climbed some more. After the first SAG stop the group took a break in a good spot in the climb. The climbs can go on for miles. My roommate noticed a wobble in my wheel. I checked the rim and it had broken and failed at 27+ miles today.
My day was done. I got a SAG RIDE into lunch and found out the tour mechanic and staff have a loaner wheel I can use for tomorrow. I got dropped off at the El Capitan Hotel in Van Horn to my loving wife.
The group had to be rerouted for the night after a report of 55+ mph winds tonight. No camping in Van Horn. They will stay in the gym at Valentine, Texas. Tomorrow is another day. Peace. The littlest free wheeler.