61 miles + 2 for dinner later = 63 total
Crossed this again today. Lots of downhill ahead!
I will say that I am at a morale low right now. It is incredibly lonely out here, and the food absolutely sucks. Breakfast yesterday was McDonalds, lunch was Quiznos (actually OK), dinner was a whole but very questionable pizza in Lordsburg. My only other options in that town were McDonald's or a restaurant where it would have been too expensive for me to get enough calories (i.e. 2 main courses). Breakfast today was good since it was provided by Best Western. Lunch was McDonald's. Dinner was Subway with a second visit to McDonald's to fluff up my footlong sub with a large fries. I will eat an entire bag of gas station donuts for a snack later. This is how it is likely going to be for the next two weeks: lonely and eating crappy food. It sucks.
And since I'm in such a great mood, I feel like going on a rant to blow of some steam. *Note this is an edited version of what I had written before. I might have let me frustrations with my own food situation get the better of me last night. When I walked into McDonald's this evening, the place was empty. I ordered, and my fries appeared almost instantly. I scarfed them down and went back outside to grab my bike and ride back tonight's Best Western. When I left McDonald's, I counted 11 (ELEVEN!) cars in the drive-through line. How lazy are people? Are they allergic to exercise? Can't anyone get out of car to go inside? It would be faster to just go inside, and it would save wasteful idling in line. I have seen so much of this year, and it is so incredibly frustrating. I think the previous version of this rant shows how frustrated I am with the American dependence on cars. It is really sad.