Day 1 Ant Wells to Silver City - 130 miles. 6:30 depart, cool with teaser tail winds until about 8, then HOT with head winds all the way.
Felt good except for the heat- not acclimated yet - my hottest training days were barely in the 70's. Made it to Silver around 7.
Today (Saturday) I head into the Gila Wilderness for 2 plus day ride to Pie Town. No services and not much water. Loading up now - all the food I can carry plus 7 L of water.