Day 19 peppered the ride with more traffic lights and traffic, but I am finally done with Phoenix. Of course I had mostly light head winds and a gradual climb all day. I switched shoes and am able to shift the KH 36 better and pushed high gear much of the day.
We are spending our last night with Joan’s friend Phyllis so I knocked off a little early after 35.5 miles. Back on route 60 tomorrow toward Globe. I will be climbing most of the day depending on how far I ride.
I have been thinking about altering my course to ride whatever direction puts the wind at my back until I cover the 3000 miles and call it a crossing. It would be very interesting to see where I actually end up.
Stats for Day 19: 35.5 miles at 10.8 mph, with a max speed of 14.7. Ave heart rate 109, max heart rate 135, Ascent=810′, Descent=125′, max elevation=1787′, min elevation=1097. Garmin gives me credit for 1108 calories burned. Ave temp=84 degrees. And oh yea it was sunny today. 452 miles pedaled to date.