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Riding into Wickenburg

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March 14, Salome to Wickenburg:

We spent the entire day on US 60 – not as bad as the interstate, but still plenty of trucks and motor homes. It would appear that some of the snowbirds are headed back up north and/or spring break has begun.

Just outside of Aguila, about 30 miles into the ride, I came across this interesting planting machine. I was able to stop a farm truck and found out they were planting chick peas (garbanzo beans).

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Further down the road, there was a large group of horse trailers, so I went exploring. They were having a team roping competition. Didn’t linger as I had to make Wickenburg.

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My Radford friend Jacque Howe Ward has a friend in town who is the librarian. So my first stop in town was at the library to meet Ann Boles.

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Then, at the recommendation of my friends Warren and Sandy, I headed to the Desert Caballeros Western Museum – a very good collection of cowboy art and artifacts.

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Beautiful sculpture out front titled “Thanks for the Rain.”

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Warren and Sandy drove out from Phoenix to join me for dinner. Sandy’s chocolate chip bars were a big hit for dessert. And I am most thankful to Warren for installing a new bicycle computer, so I have a running total of my miles each day and cumulatively.

My roommate for the night was Mel Brill, a retired firefighter/EMT for Orlando, FL. She is riding a heavy mountain bike with suspension springs. This photo is of her with her new lighter bike, purchased today in Phoenix.

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Total miles 58, probably faster average than any previous day.

2 Comments

  1. We’re enjoying following your trip. The pics are great!

  2. Thanks for stopping in to meet Ann. Keep up the great progress, photos & blogging.

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