Today’s route includes a highly-anticipated state line crossing, which turns out to be a dud. We’ll have more on that in a moment, but first, let’s check those stats:
Start city: Calexico, CA
End city: Yuma, AZ
Total miles to date: 200
Ride time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
Avg. speed: 15.5 mph
Feet climbed: 931
Fatigue factor: 6 (out of 10)
We leave Calexico with a tailwind, allowing us to make really good time for the first 25 miles. Today we ride with our Canadian friends Peter and Cathy, who we first met in France in 2001.
They have just resurfaced this part and it is so smooth. Unfortunately, this does not last. Just before our lunch stop, we ride on what is described as the “second worst road in the world”. Lunch is at an interesting place.
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