Forty degrees fehrenheit may not sound cold, but it certainly seemed cold to me.  And the forecast is for 29 degrees Friday morning.  Right now I would trade the bike for a jeep, car ......

Luis Diego and I stopped in Roswell and had new tires mounted on the Kawasaki, and also had the oil changed.  We were told that all would be completed in 90 minutes.  Three hours later, we finally departed.  By then rains were in the area so we had a challenging late afternoon ride. 

Our goal was to reach Santa Fe by dark but we finally had to stop sixty miles south of Santa Fe.  We will depart tomorrow when the temperature reaches 40 degrees fehrenheit.  If it doesn't get that warm, we are staying here (where ever we are).