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Written by Bill Wagner   
Monday, 23 August 2010 08:11
Day 51--47 miles

One might wonder what all of the rain we got yesterday might have done to the "dirt road surface" today. Don't wonder, heck, let me simply tell you!

It could've been worse, at least most of the road was rideable, but how does one define rideable? I think it means 'not-pushing', so then it was a semi-mud-sand fest that was...rideable!

A big scare today came when I realized all the shaking that was going on behind my butt was a broken bolt...that was supposed to be holding the rack to frame. the rack holds all my gear to the bike, yeah, you get the picture. Luckily I found a bit of shade and was grateful I had the foresight to bring some extra bolts and nuts. In less than an hour, back on the mud.

I arrived here in Pie Town, NM just in time to get a shower at The Toaster House and three pieces of pie at the Restaurant. the Toaster House is this amazing place, no house, that let's people (hikers and bikers) stay for free. It is a huge dose of unbelievable hospitality that is re-charging my dwindling batteries. Less than a week to go...

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