Day 08 – Nut’n but highway

Day 08 – Apr 14, 2015

Woo hoo … 65 miles today and it felt really good!

CO2TX_Day08_ 4-14-2015 8-05-24 AMSince today I was skipping an overnight stop, I wanted to get an early start.   Had a quick breakfast of oatmeal and instant Starbucks coffee and left the Coronado hotel in Fort Sumner at about 7 a.m.  Very nice clean place and a deal at only $27 per night.

 

CO2TX_Day08_ 4-14-2015 8-17-01 AMFort Sumner is a very nice town and has the claim of being Billy the Kid’s burial place.   I was thinking Granbury, TX claimed something similar?   They do have a museum about him.

 

CO2TX_Day08_ 4-14-2015 8-41-29 AMFinally road out of Fort Sumner to start the long ride to Clovis.   I was really amazed to see how desolate the highway was with an occasional abandon building along the way.

Took a lunch break at Melrose, NM where I my original itinerary had me staying the night.   Melrose is about the only civilization there is between Fort Sumner and Clovis 🙂   Met a nice couple, at the AllSups, who were from Cleburne, TX.   I gave them one of my cards as they wished me well on my journey.

CO2TX_Day08_ 4-14-2015 1-45-22 PMWith staying in Fort Sumner last night (instead of Lake Sumner) and the early start I was able to cut out this overnight stop and continue onto Clovis, NM.    I forgotten that Cannon AFB was so far west of Clovis itself.    Seemed like a long ride before finally getting into town.

 

CO2TX_Day08_ 4-14-2015 2-11-22 PMFinally arrived in Clovis and found a hotel for the night.   After washing out my clothes and a warm bath, I found a Sonic and treated myself with a big ol malt!

If I’m feeling this good during tomorrow’s ride, I may skip another stop and once again combine 2 days of my trip.  We’ll see 🙂

Today runkeeper stats:

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Today’s photos:

  • Abandon restaurant on US 84 / US 60
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