5/19/2016: I’m starting to accept that all my personal attempts to control my little world- don’t mean much to Mother Nature. She was in control fully again today! And what a masterpiece!! 38 degrees to start- I looked like the Michelin Man with plastic lab gloves under my long fingered bike gloves , 4 layers of assorted tops, including a base layer t-shirt, a bike jersey, vest, rain jacket and a win breaker in my pocket. Any cyclist can appreciate the “layer” look! It warmed by 10 AM and New Mexico was spectacular in its beauty. We visited places that stretched back in time, the Villa de Cubero post was one, built in the 1930’s. It’s claim to fame was Ernest Hemingway stayed there . I have a photo of the original owners grandson who has run the place since 1975- quite a talker, and proud of the piece of history he is preserving. The winds again returned to make today a true delight! We stopped & ate tacos and grabbed a cold soda on a road side food truck overlooking Albuquerque in the distance, stood over the very muddy Rio Grande River, and spent a wonderful hour off the bikes, near our rides end, in the”old town” section of Albuquerque enjoying a cold drink, visiting the always present Catholic Church and social square with vendors and playing children. I could have been in Tecate or any border town- or in the plaza area in Healdsburg in the Napa , Ca.region–nice day!