Yes, got rescued laast night per a host from Warmshowers.org. and today treated to a free room at a motel by fellow from Couchsurfers. heading out in the morning for US-87. Bought a new rear rack, the original one I started wit was rated at 25lbs...lol. The new one is designed for MTB with disk brakes and has a rating of 50lbs. still trying to figureout the more water issue. the desert is closing in on us.