Before we get to today’s ride, a word about last night. It was cold and rainy, and we were in bed by 7:45. It was warm and toasty in our sleeping bags, though. We have certainly had the worst thrown at us during our first two camping nights. We are sleeping really well, so we must have passed the audition.
From the Garmin Guy:
Start city: Live Oak Springs, CA
End city: Calexico, CA
Total miles to date: 136
Ride time: 3 hours, 43 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.8 mph
Feet climbed: 1360
Fatigue factor: 3 (out of 10)
Things start out very cold and we put on every jacket we own.
Today’s route is perfect for a tandem–downhill most of the way. It features a screaming descent on Interstate 8 from 4000 feet to sea level. Eve does not scream, but the brakes on the bike get a lot of work as we keep the speed in the 30-35 mph range.
We go from the mountains to the desert in no time.
We get buzzed twice by a squadron of jets. A free air show is nice, but they are going so fast we can’t get the camera out in time.
It finally warms up, which allows us to shed lots of clothing.
Tonight, we sleep indoors and stay warm and toasty.