August 7, 2022 on

Day 80 – Riding to the Mesa

This morning we loaded the bikes in Paul’s van and drove to Pinos Altos where we parked and started riding an out-and-back to the Wild Horse Mesa. Lots of ups and downs, but a really scenic ride. We didn’t go anywhere as far as the Gila Cliff Dwellings, but there were lots of rock formations along this route that were similar geologically. On the way back we rode up to a “Point of Interest” — remnants of an Arrastra. Arrastras were used in gold mining (if you want to know more, I took pics of the marker cards).

Sue had returned from Wyoming and was at the house when we got back. It was so good to see her again, too, and we had more catching up to do. We had an easy dinner of Paul’s turkey chili, drinks and another sweet evening. I’m so glad Amtrak helped make this work so I have more time with Sue and Paul.


  1. Hendrika Spykerman

    Hi Paul. I love reading your blog. You are an awesome story teller. It sounds like your adventure is fabulous meeting interesting people, places and friends.
    Keep enjoying what you are doing wether it be building a wall, exploring towns or cycling
    Safe travels my friendâ˜ș

    • Paul Rito

      Thanks so much, Hendrika! Glad you like it.

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