Mule Pass came pretty early in the day and is a tough climb through the Mule Mountains. After a rest stop, we were treated to a fast descent into historic Bisbee. Generous use of brakes was required due to the rough pavement, especially as we neared Bisbee.
Most riders took a break at the Bisbee Coffee Company before heading out for 30 miles to the next rest stop. We encountered a 5 mile section of very rough road (N Central Highway) before entering Elfrida. It wasn't even graded gravel, just old pavement that had been scraped down.
The aforementioned 12 mile gradual ascent on Gleeson Rd was followed by some fast downhills and rolling hills, which eventually brought riders to the lunch stop at mile 82 in historic Tombstone. After lunch we had a fairly quick 19 miles into the motel at Sierra Vista.
|Fast crew caught me on Gleeson Rd|
|Historic Tombstone AZ|