Today, as we head East, we experience 35 miles of Interstate 8. The road is smooth, fast and quite scenic.
It’s starting to feel like the desert. Temps rise to 86 degrees, but it’s a dry heat. Here are today’s stats:
Start city: Dateland, AZ
End city: Gila Bend, AZ
Total miles to date: 323
Pedaling time: 3 hours, 14 minutes
Avg. speed: 16.3 mph
Feet climbed: 700
Fatigue factor: 5 (out of 10)
For our friend Mark:
Wind: NE, 5-10mph
Road condition: 4 out of 5
The truckers are respectful of the bicycles and move to the left lane when they can.
We heard them every 15 minutes or so from our campsite last night, and we see quite a few very long double stacked trains along our route.
We arrive in Gila Bend, our overnight city.
Lunch comes with 3 miles left in our 52-mile ride.
Tomorrow: Our longest ride of the tour, and our longest of the year!
Our friend Laura loves to track us. See where we are right now (tap the icon to see how fast we are moving): http://tinyurl.com/rogerandeve
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