I-40/Rte66 across New Mexico/Arizona in September vs October
Would anyone be able to comment on riding conditions on I-40 through New Mexico and Arizona (across the mountains 5000-7000ft) in mid-September versus early October?
I am planning to ride from Tulsa to LA across I-40, and planning either mid-September or first week in October. Only a two week difference but when looking at typical weather across the mountains, there is a notable drop in temperature in that time frame....from mid-70's to low-to-mid60's..and overnights dropping into the 30's (I'd stay in hotels).
Any advice on this?
If you keep an eye on the weather, you can head south if a storm front comes through and miss the accompanying snow. You might get wet, but you can still get where you're going. Or, as I have done before, find a motel in a nice spot and lay over a day or two until the snow melts. It can snow enough to close passes that early in the year, but usually not enough to close them for the winter.
Good luck and have a great trip!
I know it's a bit late, but I'm wondering how the trip went?