Phoenix, Arizona – Around the world on two wheels

Hwy # 152 winds its way over the Mimbres Mountains. The Santa Rita copper mine just before the village Hanover dug into the earth several hundreds of meters in two hundred years of mineral resources’ exploitations. Interpretive panels at the scar hole inform how wonderful and effective re-planting with grass after closure of the mining activities works. Silver City has to thank its existence in the past-silver time the copper as well. The city tries to cash in on the fact that the infamous killer Billy the Kid was born here.

In the Pinal Mountains we meet two bicycle drivers from Malaysia who try to circumnavigate the world in 288 days. They already managed 13,000 mi / 21,000 km from Malaysia via China and Turkey to Europe. From there they took an airplane to Miami, Florida, heading to Los Angeles and continue westward via Japan and China to Malaysia.

In the evening we meet Tracy and Mike in Phoenix, Arizona. We’ve met them last summer on the Alaska Highway in Canada at the Liard Hot Springs. They want to invite us to a restaurant tonight and we may choose what we like. We think we will have a lot of Mexican food in the next month and decide for a typical American barbecue.

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