I am in Safford AZ right now. I had planned on hitting the mountains in Eastern AZ and into New Mexico starting today but the weather is ugly. As I arrived in Safford yesterday afternoon the winds hit 55mph and they are coming out of the direction I am heading into. There are higher winds predicted for the next few days along with rain and at higher elevations snow is predicted. I have a 6800' pass and an 8228' pass to climb over in the next few days of riding. I guess this weather will force me to wait here in Safford for a few days until this system blows itself out.
I could use the rest. I left San Francisco weighing 210 pounds and last night I weighed myself and I was only 187 pounds. That is too much weight to lose that quickly. I have been trying to eat as much food as possible but also healthy food. I am eating lots of protein and fruit and vegies. I also pack in the carbs to make myself last riding all day.
My caloric burn is just higher than my intake so I am losing weight. I can afford to lose weight but I just don't like it going down this fast. A few days rest might allow my body to rebuild some muscles instead of more fat. I still have a belly roll it is just smaller. I think by the end of this ride my belly roll will be totally gone. That is a good thing I hope. More later.