Bruce & Bob Ride the Divide – Episode 11 – Rough Road

October 10th, 2022 by Jeff Hoyt

With just 200 miles remaining to reach the Mexican border, Bruce Morser & King Harald have run into some very tough terrain, plus one storm after another. Bob Horsley again joins Jeff Hoyt in the KVSH studio for a conversation with Bruce & Harald, who are waiting for the storms to pass from an old motel along Route 66 west of Albuquerque. The last week was particularly challenging, with massive rocks and broken pavement in their path, forcing Bruce to push his loaded-down bike for many, many miles. Despite flat tires, aggressive dogs and rolling thunderstorms, the guys have still found time to appreciate the beauty of the ride and the kindnesses extended to them along the way. 

King Harald bagging miles between storms
Chaco Trade Center campground where “anywhere behind the box car” is a potential campsite. A gate locked them in between 8pm and 7am.
The last week has featured miles of road with rocks the size of “car transmissions, brake drums and rear differentials.” 
Bruce Morser in the New Mexico desert – two months along now on the Great Divide Trail.