Right now I’m building up mileage and hours and elevation so that when I start April 2 I’ll be ready for that 1500 feet of elevation on the way to Moriarty NM and then 70 miles the next day to Vaughn. Actually, these might be the 2 hardest days of the whole adventure! But sometimes it is really hard to motivate myself to get outdoors. Today I hope to put in 3 hours. I figure I’ll be riding 6-8 hours a day and if I can get my average to 4 hours daily by March 20 and then add in two 6 hour days the following week, I’ll be ready to roll! Fortunately, there are such wonderful views as I train, and I expect to see many more as I ride 3000-plus miles to Baltimore. This particular view is part of the Red Rock National Conservation area outside of Las Vegas NV as I’m here for a short period of time helping out a family member with pre-op and post-op care.