June 16 10:35 a.m. (MDT)
Don’t leave Flagstaff without enough good drinking water to last 275 miles (x1,6=km) to TS-14 in Cortez, Colorado!
That was the warning bike crews got in the route book for RAAM. The desert is beautiful, but thirsty and unforgiving and services are limited. Gunnar battled desert wind and both heat and cold yesterday as he biked from Congress, AZ to Kayente, AZ. That’s 225 miles.
Our ultra-cycling Viking took off this morning at 5:30 a.m. after 2,5 hours of sleep. The goal for today is Durango, CO, 180 miles up the road. Day temperatures between 32 to 40 Celsius, night temperature yesterday night down to 16 degrees C.
Vi känner att ni är med oss på resan. Hoppas ni har det varmt och skönt där hemma i Sverige. Alice O.