Bridge over Colorado River littered w/ glass, puncture vine. Got first flat there. Others should cross carefully. #acasotier
Made it safely through the Yuha Desert, now in Blythe.
Heading into the emptiness of the Yuha Desert.
Made it to Brawley in good time. Done for the day—resting up for a long day crossing the Yuha desert tomorrow. Having lunch.
Actually, Evan Hewes Hwy still v. rough Ocotillo-Plaster City. Some new asphalt on worst part. #acasotier
Even Hewes Hwy was recently repaved, no longer the horror reported in 2008 #acasotier
The first half of my day was all climbing, and a test of my legs. The second half is all descending, and a test of what’s between them.
Breaking for lunch http://campl.us/jNa
Think I’ve topped the first big peak of the day. Slow, but doing ok.
Back on the route, headed for Alpine. 3000+ feet of climbing today—looks like I’ll finally break in the granny gear.