The day kind of flew by thanks in part to the lack of lower back pain. Yesterday, I had about three hours of gnawing pain in my lower back but today I made sure I had my posterior slammed back into the seat so as to not give it any inroads.
Opie is still rock-solid and seems pretty sturdy thus far. I'm going to go ahead and power on and hope our luck continues. The preceding sentence reads like what an explorer would write in his diary the day before tragedy strikes.
I don't know what the roads will be like in this part of Mexico but let's hope they're half as smooth as Texas and with easily visible speed bumps.
Miles traveled: 528.8
Hours traveled: ~8 including stop