This opened my eyes to one of the HAA challenges. By definition there is no elasticity in the schedule. Today's ride would have been easy with tailwinds and reasonable with neutral winds. With today's conditions we would have been wise to call it a day in Springerville.
A good lesson in never give up.
I did get some wind block help from the van over a few miles. That made a huge difference.
But we are all here safe and sound. The motel is surprisingly nice and we are getting ready for dinner.
I am also seeing lots of green chili. Nice to be in New Mexico.