|Day 3:||Gila Bend AZ to Globe AZ|
|Mileage/Ride Time:||143 miles 8:52||Time Lv/Arr:||6:00am/4:18pm|
|Climbing:||6000ft||Avg Speed/Work:||16.0mph/3784 kJ|
Route 60 was scary in places. High speed truck traffic plus a 800 ft uphill tunnel (shown below) with cars passing at > 60 mph.
There was a water stop just beyond the tunnel. I really needed it. I drank 48 fl oz in 18 miles.
Up against the rocks for almost no shade:
Overall I had a pretty good day considering. No punctures (unlike the 4-puncture nightmare of yesterday). Legs weren't completely toast.
Onto I-8 early in the morning, it seemed like someone was stopping every few minutes with a puncture. Tomorrow is a big climbing day: 11,000 ft and the Salt River Canyon. Course (MapSource and Google Earth):