Week 149. End of New Mexico!

This week started with a climb over the continental divide. We went back to the Pacific side and we’ll stay here until the finish. We were cycling through deserterous areas with spectacular canyons and rock formations all week long. Everyday we found something that left us in awe. Additionally, we did some exploring and visited ancient ruins and Shiprock. Shiprock is holy to Navajo Indians and it’s huge – you can see it from 50 kilometers away and sometimes from even further!

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Quiz: Desert Side Effects

Quiz Friday! Here are Sven and Tulku overlooking the desert. We’ve cycled through deserts and semi-deserts for the most part of this year, basically since entering Mexico and leaving the jungle region. Deserts are dry, deserts are hot and deserts have spectacular views. Also, no desert is alike!
Question: What do we miss the most when cycling through deserts?
A – Rain and rivers
B – Trees and forests
C – Cold weather and warm clothes
D – Nothing, we love deserts more than anything else
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Quiz: Spare Water

Quiz Friday! Here is Sven leaving town with 39 liters of water and drinks. This week we had a 160 kilometer long stretch through the desert without possibility to get new supplies for 3 days and 2 nights. It’s not unusual for us to carry food for more than 6 days, but carrying water for more than 2 days and 1 night is a challenge. We need water not only for drinking, but also for cooking and basic hygiene; but water is heavy and bulky supply, so it’s not easy to transport it.
Question: Were these 39 liters (10,4 gallons) of water and drinks enough for us to reach the next town?
A – Yes, and we had extra water and drinks left
B – Yes, but we reached the town without any drop left
C – No, we had enough drinks, but not enough water
D – No, we had to stop cars and ask for more water and drinks
Hint: Keep in mind that it’s >+35°C during daytime in the desert!
The winner will get a personal kilometer as well as a place in our Hall of Fame (http://on.fb.me/1JAdFTC). The quiz ends on Monday (00:00 GMT). The winner will be announced on Tuesday(ish). The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries.

Week 146: Hunt for Aliens

Week 146. Hunt for aliens. This week started with a visit to Carlsbad Caverns NP that was out of this world beautiful. Next, we reached Roswell and visited UFO research museum where we learned about the crash that happened in 1947 that sparked a lot of controversy. That was a loud crash, because people are still talking about it today! Later, we had a chance to hunt for aliens ourselves by crossing an uninhabited and160 km long desert where the UFO crashed, camping in the open desert included. We might report on our findings next week, but most likely, we’ll just keep silent about them for forever.