An early start out of Colorado springs. Already yesterday I had two flats, this morning I have three, all caused by small metal wires on the highway shoulder. It’s enough and I stop at a bikeshop in Pueblo to get a tape between Tube and Tyre. In the afternoon I ride through beautiful hills and enjoy the ride despite heat and headwind. Already in the dark I climb the 2.400 meter Raton pass and descent into New Mexico for dinner and a cold night.