Way to Beat The Heat!

Day 5 started with another early rising, 3:30  AM with departure at 4:20.

Leaving Blythe - Day 5 headed west towards Glamis (backwards)
Leaving Blythe – Day 5 headed west towards Glamis (backwards)
Bright Wheels!
Bright Wheels!

This schedule seems to work very well for the cyclists. They are not totally exhausted at the end of their ride, as they usually stop by 9:00 AM. The cooler morning temperatures allowed for a faster ride today as well as covering more miles. They are also building stamina and figuring out what works and what doesn’t.  This time frame allows them to capture gorgeous shots of the sunrise.

Sunrise outside of Blythe, CA
Sunrise outside of Blythe, CA

The SAG Wagon driver set out at 6:30 to provide a water break.  WIth the sun in the background, I captured a few “shots” of the GGJV as they passed by my stopping points.

Water break
Water break
Riding by, Go USA
Riding by, Go USA

While I wait for the cyclists to arrive at their final stop for the day, I play my violin. The desert creatures all run the other way.

Mules? Donkeys? Burros?
Mules? Donkeys? Burros? Wild Burros!

 

8 thoughts on “Way to Beat The Heat!”

    1. Heidi, I put a paragraph about what was working in the blog I posted today – California done…

    1. Bill has a light on his front fork and he has a white reflective safety strip on the sidewalls. WE are doing all we can to keep these guys safe!

    1. Great eye, Mark, they are wild burros. But I think Kate may have been talking about the cyclists?

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