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.