I am spending a week in Gallup taking in the sights with my wife and I decided to bring my road bike this time. It seems to be a good area to ride except for the afternoon wind that has hit me. But if i ride early that doesn't seem to be a problem. I was beginning to think I was on the wrong kind of bike because I haven't seen many drop bar road bikes this week.
However I did go to Canyon De Chille today and on the way back to Gallup on I 191 I did see another roadie out in the middle of nowhere. I plan on visiting a new bike shop that opened in town tomorrow and find out what people ride here. The roads are a bit rough and I took the Dura Ace wheels off and put the Aksyums on just in case.
When I asked a local about the wind he said it is pretty normal in the afternoon. His excuse was the Arizona Blows and Texas Sucks but I wasn't about to laugh at local humor.
Next week I will give Cortez a try.