California will soon be behind us after four days of biking in cool mountain terrain, then down into desert heat. We cycled down several thousand feet on the freeway passing plenty of warning signs. I would have taken a photo of the sign that said “High Winds Next 12 Miles” except I was nearly blown off the freeway as I hung on for dear life as traffic whizzed by.
Camping, while usually tranquil, has its own hazards!
We hugged the ever-present wall (the long brown snake in the photo below) separating the US from Mexico for much of yesterday. Border Patrol SUVs passed us at break-neck speeds. Today we entered the Imperial Sand Dunes. Wild changes in topography.
At the end of a long, hot day of riding, my beverage of choice…!