First day: 60 miles, much climbing, some dirt roads, some paved. Lots of uphill. I passed through Cachilo (no store) stopped at the only store in Winston. I barely slowed down in the town of Dusty (only one house there, nothing else). Camping was in the Cibola National Forest but very primitive.
Second day: another 60 miles. I started the day with less than 1 liter of water. Not good, but this is a desert, water sources are rare. Except for cattle tanks, which there are a few. I found one as conditions neared "panic" level. After checking that nothing had drowned in the tank recently, I broke out my filter and got busy. A few minutes later I was tanked up. Good thing, too, as my older maps kept sending me down driveways instead of through roads.
I finally made it to the Very Large Array where I knew the gift shop would have some snacks. I skipped the tour this time (been there at least twice before).
From there it was a plesant ten-mile uphill grind to the town of Datil where I found my first restaurant of the trip so far.
A campground was just two miles out of town so in the morning I will backtrack for a good breakfast. I need it, my gadget says I've pedaled off almost 8000 calories so far.