Monday, July 7, 2008

Pie Town- 2.30pm Monday (day 17 + 2.5 hrs)

A very tired and dry sounding Simon just called from Pie Town. No pie though! The cafe was closed, but fortunately the Post Office was open and he'd posted himself a care package.

The Pie Town Cafe - closed as usual.

He had just had 16 miles of slightly rolling uphill, with corrugations & a headwind- so didn't sound like it was much fun.

Yesterday he did 270km. Saw a herd of about 20 red deer.

Fortunately it's not too hot today (he said it was 24 deg. C). He might only go on another 20 miles today.

But it gave him a real lift when Janet & Bill (my folks who we are staying with in Santa Fe) offered to go down and retrieve him from the border. We had been wondering how to manage it, the prospect of driving down there (about 8 hours from here) with a one year old wasn't very appealing, so we are super grateful that they have volunteered!

6 comments:

sifter said...

Only 310 miles to go Si!!!! Sorry you missed out on the pie...
J

sifter said...

Jump in a plane Sarah. I'll pay for the tickets...

Sarah said...

ha ha :-)

sifter said...

no, I'm serious

Sarah said...

oh.

Jo said...

I thought Simon would be keen to bike to Santa Fe - sort of like a warm down ride. Awesome effort, definitely on the home straight. Hope those chainrings bolts stay put. When we started out on our big tour in early 90's in Sth America we had the same problem and had to wait till we got to Nth America before replacing them - its amazing how far you can go on 2 or three bolts on the old 5bolt rings. Loctite sounds like a solution. Andrew