Nice update! Be prepared for a lot more interactions with cattle as you make your way through the Southwest. There is a lot of open range out there and roving cattle are a genuine road hazard. I had many close encounters during my 2 month trip last year and my only fall occurred when a herd that was peacefully grazing the pasture next to the road upon hearing my approach suddenly decided to cross the sandy road right in front of me. I swear they all were laughing at me as I dusted myself off and got back on the bike!