Continental Divide day 3 began with problem solving for Randy. He discovered a nail in his rear tire on his Suzuki 650 V Strom. Luckily for him and all of us, he has tubeless tires. He was able to fix it easily with a plug. The tire held up fine for the 195 miles of very rough terrain today.
After a breakfast burrito and coffee we were off out of Grants New Mexico. We rode about 18 miles of pavement before hitting the wet mountain roads.
Thundershowers can change these roads within minutes from fun to impossible. But, problem solving the impossible is still fun. The ground soaks up the water quickly. It takes a little patience to wait a short while for the road to dry a little enabling riders to carry on. It takes discernment to know when it’s time to wait versus time to re-route. With team work we determined the planned route was impassable so we found another way. We spotted another road and another trail to get us all safely to the final destination for completing day 3.
We were presently surprised by the lodging arrangement tonight. The Abiquiu Inn it’s the only act in town. Wow is it nice. I highly recommend you stay there. You can CLICK HERE to find more about it on Hotels.com It rates 4.7/5.0 stars on reviews! There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel where I enjoyed a fresh trout dinner for $35.
Tonight calls for a full night rest and recovery as we going higher into the mountains and cross into Colorado for the challenges of day 4.