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Silver City, New Mexico,
April 07, 2016

There is not much to say about today's ride because it was a destination trip. We had finished all of the mountain riding yesterday and this morning we launched for Van Horn Texas. ...

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On the way we went to Columbus, New Mexico, the location that Poncho Villa destroyed back in 1916 as part of his revolutionary efforts. There was a quaint museum there with a very knowledgeable and energetic hostess who discussed the event with us and showed us a half-hour movie clip about the attack.

From there we launched on New Mexico Route 9 which runs parallel, and within a few hundred yards, of the Mexican border. This road is extremely straight, was well-maintained and allowed for high-speed trip to the east.

Once nearing El Paso we stopped for lunch at a Rudy's barbecue then took a loop around El Paso to another non-interstate highway and headed further east toward Van Horn. Although we launched early we lost an hour due to time zone changes and arrived about 6PM.

Fortunately the weather was cloudy all day and no heat bothered us. The ride was boringly straight but welcomed after the dizzying rides of the past three days. It was still a good ride and we were able to sight the Guadalupe mountains with the highest peak in Texas.

Tomorrow should have better events to report.

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