Day 5 features a visit to “America’s Salad Bowl”, just outside of Yuma. It seems that about 100 years ago, someone decided to channel water from the Colorado River into the desert and the rest is history.
We’ll eat lunch in a moment, but first, let’s check our stats.
Start city: Yuma, AZ
End city: Dateland, AZ
Total miles to date: 270
Ride time: 4 hours, 14 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.6
Feet climbed: 850
Fatigue factor: 6 (out of 10)
Back to lettuce, they actually grow the four different kinds of lettuce you get in those mixed salad bags in the same row. That way when they harvest, the salad comes right out of the ground all mixed up. You learn things when you read this blog.
Jac’s Whistle Stop Cafe is usually closed on Wednesdays, but they open just for us.
No salad for lunch because we save room for a cactus milkshake and a date milkshake in Dateland. They are famous for these, and after 70 miles on a bike, you can eat anything you want. Like our afternoon cheese snack.
Tomorrow: The heat is on!
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