I picked up my bicycle from Lee’s Cyclery in Fort Collins. Diagnosis on the hub was nothing broken, but instead the hub had gotten fowled and oil was dirty and hence the pawls were sticking shut. A good cleaning and light lube and it should be ready to go again.
Otherwise, renewed both the chain and cassette which were worn. The bike rode well on the four miles from airport. Will see how things go from here. In addition, I’m also looking at a possible different hub (DT Swiss) that will be more easy for me to open and clean on the road.
Plan is to depart from here tomorrow headed towards Walden, CO. Still looking at exactly where on the Mexico/US border I will head towards: El Paso or San Diego or somewhere in between.