DAY 13, DAY 14 & DAY 15, Desert & Cactus Days — posted from Wickenburg, Arizona

DAY 13 was the another day that Dave was almost at the end of his ride before I caught up with him.  I actually stopped at a gas station and asked if they had seen a guy on a unicycle because I was beginning to wonder if he was still ahead of me on the road.  It was a relief when the owner said he had just left 10 minutes earlier. I picked him up in Salome, AZ.  They say Sa-loam.  It’s just after the town of Hope, where the sign just out of town says “You are now past Hope”!

Wednesday evening we ate dinner at the Salome Cafe and visited with the WomenTours cycling group that we ran into previously.  They are 22 women, average age 60, also crossing the USA on the same route. We enjoyed some time in the Cactus Bar with Keith, a rider from Yorkshire, England, who Dave met on the road. He’s riding solo, but stayed at the same motel as the women’s group.

DAY 14 was a layover day – a change in the daily routine.  This one was at the Desert Palms RV & Golf resort in Salome.  Less than a mile off the bike route in Salome, AZ and very quiet.  They “welcome overnighters”, but they also surprised us by locking the restrooms at 9:00 pm. Thursday we took advantage of the laundry room, pool & jacuzzi and relaxed.

DAY 15 – Today was a hot one. The truck temp said 98F around 1pm. Dave started riding around 8:30 am when it was cool.  I decided to ride too and did 13.5 miles from Salome through Wenden and back.  Nice relatively flat area & Route 60 is a good road surface.  I stopped & took pictures along the way all day.

5 thoughts on “DAY 13, DAY 14 & DAY 15, Desert & Cactus Days — posted from Wickenburg, Arizona

  1. Joyce

    I’ve been reading about the health benefits of cactus juice & that grilled cactus has the consistency of a grilled mushroom and is super yummy. Have you found it being sold there?

      1. suziknits2013

        I’ve had napoles. they were lightly sauteed and yes the consistency was much like a mushroom.

  2. katie

    are those the dog-is-nated drivers in the back of the truck? glad to hear you got to ride too. nice creative cooking. am enjoying the pictures since the daffodils are still green here.

  3. John

    Thanks for the uni photos–I sent them on to Shane. I wonder who the guy is supposed to be in the tub with Betty Boop. I don’t remember her being that familiar with anyone.


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