does beer count as hydration?
been obsessing over the route double checking everything and think i may make some changes to day 2. i got this route from another guy and have been modifying it to fit my needs. i think i'm going to drop the stretch along I-40 and just head north instead. this will save us probably 50 miles and make it a little easier on the kid. still be able to do almost all dirt and come out at the same point just before the south entrance, but will give us more free time when we get there. i don't want to be rushed and want to have plenty of time to explore and find a good camp spot for the night. if we have spent all day on the bike, that will probably be the least of our worries.
thanks for the good wishes. keep ya posted.