Today we traveled slowly from Santa Fe to Albuquerque to Gallup.
The morning began with driving to the outskirts of Santa Fe for our first morning run. After looking at the directions, we prepared for slow 10 mph and 15 mph speeds. They do not seem hard, but keeping steady that slow for long periods it challenging!
Our first leg was rough with a missed turn, but Austin recalculated and we got within a few seconds of a perfect time!
The whole morning was slow speeds, sudden turns, and avoiding traffic!
Lunch was setup at the Unser Racing museum which provided both a welcome relief from the heat and some eye candy in the form of race and antique automobiles.
We also had Craig Nelson, a student at McPherson College, visit us with the team members of Color Works, the shop where he is working this summer.
The afternoon was set up to test both the steadiness of the driver and the precision of the navigator. This section was full of long steady speeds with interspersed quick speed changes.
We made it through the afternoon stage feeling pretty good with the Fairlane running smooth and cool.
Tonight we are in Gallup, NM and are readying for the push to Flagstaff, AZ!