I guess people just don't realize bikes use the shoulders. Nice, wide shoulders that narrow to almost nothing are deathtraps. Better to have it narrow from the get-go so people don't get sucked into it. There's only a 1-ft usable shoulder approaching the Alameda Rd. exit.

Leaving Denny's and reentering the freeway, I had to cross two lanes to get onto the ramp. As I was just hitting the far right edge of the ramp, a car passed me within millimeters. Very scary, whether he did it on purpose or just didn't see me. Remember the gorilla.

The gods sent me a Kent flotation device for free on the side of the highway. Slept on it for two hours this morning, here in Bernalillo at MP 242. Works great.

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