Day 14: Rodeo to Columbus, New Mexico – 95 miles

Huge long day out of Rodeo to Columbus with a great tailwind. Actually did 92 miles today. It was great except the last 3 miles. The desert which is vast and now incredibly remote. Remnants of rabbits and vultures with big open sky. We had lunch in Huachita, New Mexico.

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The only place to have it. There was an abandoned church that really must have been something in the day.

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Columbus offered us a new school for two nights with a rest day that included A trip to Palomas, Mexico and the Pink Store. A visit to Pancho Villa State Park. Glad this one was in the books. No way to do this until now.

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4 thoughts on “Day 14: Rodeo to Columbus, New Mexico – 95 miles

  1. For some reason your pictures are blocking the text in this post:(
    Can’t believe you did 92 miles and even noticed the last 3. So impressive.
    We rode our bikes to dinner and thought of you. Had a bit of a headwind the last block or so.
    Have fun with Mariella!

    1. Thank you, Leslie, for reporting the issue. I have added a lightbox for viewing photos on large screens — maybe you clicked into that and opened a large image overlaying the post? You should be able to close that overlay by clicking the little X in the lower right, or clicking anywhere outside the lightbox. Please let me know if you continue to see a problem.

  2. Homer! It is interesting that you mention the “desert..now vastly remote”, because, I have thought with every picture, there are never any cars and some of the pictures look like they are ” duplicates” from day to day. I let Chris Conn know about your blog, she said, we’ll have to get together when you get back, because, you’ll have “great stories”! Ride On, Brother, Ride On!
    -Gibby

  3. I’m glad this was in the books also or I never would have seen that abandoned church. To me it holds the spirit and craftmenship of the people who built it. Equal to the baroque cathedrals in Europe.

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