Apr 12, 2012

Distance today = 54.01 km; Total distance = 4925.26 km; Location = Santa Fe West – 35 38.384′ N, 106 00.900′ W; Start time = 0912, Finish time = 1729



It was the “Day of the Depleted Batteries”. Not only did my GPS watch battery give out earlier than normal, but my phone inexplicably did too. And they were just the electronic batteries – my own internal battery was running low as well. I just didn't have it today; not at the start, and certainly not at the end.

I'm not sure of the reason for all these battery issues – perhaps it was due to solar flares. Just a theory, especially as my auxilliary Garmin took forever to find the satellites. Satellites are often the most vulnerable during unusual solar activity.

I did pass the milestone of 3,000 km in the US today, but it was otherwise a bit of a slog. The small town of Madrid is definitely worth a look if you're in the Santa Fe area.

That's all for now. Tune in again tomorrow for the next installment.