Day 9 (8th day of riding) 3/9/13. The day opened with 10 to 15 mph west cross winds as I rode from El Centro headed north toward Brawley. Bumpy roads and cross winds made the first 14 miles a little slow, but when I hung a right in Brawley and proceeded west, the roads smoothed out and I made some miles.
There wasn’t much of a berm but there wasn’t too much traffic so I punched into high gear and cruised along. Nineteen miles East of Brawley I called it a day with my longest to date at 35 miles. Still trying not to push to hard but these conditions are what my KH 36″Schlumpf was made for. I switched the tire and tube from my Oracle 36 two days before and so far no blowouts. I’m riding on the only tire and tube I have for my 36ers.
Looking forward to seeing the Imperial sand dunes tomorrow as we head toward Glamis CA.
Stats for Day 9: Rode 35 miles, at 10.7 mph, with a max speed of 14.8 mph, Ascended 331′ Descended 197′ Min elevation 98′ below sea level, Max elevation 135′ above. Ave temp 75 degrees. Forgot my heart monitor today, but I wasn’t working too hard. 140 total miles pedaled so far.
got to see the unicycler sailor going thru Brawley, wishing you the best of luck.
this is the coolest thing ever!!!
You’re doing great! Just keep it upright and between the lines!!
You are looking good out there Dave. Nobody’s going to mess with you either – because of the beard. All is well back in Windsor. The house is still in one piece.
who would mess with “skinny Santa”, you’d end up on the naughty list!