As we were heading back toward Pecos, we regrouped in Rowe and a friendly motorcyclist, on his way to Portland, OR, stopped and befriended us with drinks from the cooler that he was carrying in the side car. (I think he stopped to get a better look at the new jerseys.) Thanks to the mystery man and hope he has a safe trip to Portland.
Otherwise it was a great ride going out toward San Jose and a bit of a grind coming back. We went straight on the frontage rather than turning R on Hwy3 but still did our full 54 miles. Scouting the trip to Las Vegas for the future.