Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Queen Valley, AZ to Globe, AZ (46.5)

We got off to a late start today as Blaise had to do some bike repair after riding over a cattle grate at high speed the night before and braking the axle to his BOB trailer. After saying goodbye to Bob and Donna, we rode out of sunny Queen Valley; whose many types of cacti and rocky hills provided a beautiful backdrop to start our ride.

Almost immediately the climbing began. Over the course of the day we climbed from 1500 feet to 4600. The best part is: what goes up must come down! We coasted down into Globe and found a hidden little camp spot by the side of the road. We shared a bottle of wine with dinner to celebrate the birth of Jochen's new granddaughter and are now snuggled in our sleeping bags hoping to stay warm as the temperature is going to drop to 36F tonight.

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