Day 11, (riding day 10) The day started out with a quadruple dip of Chocolate Mountains. They were a bit tastier than the day before. The breeze was lighter but still head and cross currents. The dips made going slow at first, but then the route flattened out.
I kicked the KH 36 Schlumpf into high gear and was able to ride most of the day that way. Riding geared up takes more of a toll on me but the speed trade off was worth it. The smooth flat roads despite the breeze enabled me to have my longest ride to date at 40 miles. Now if I could only figure out a way to keep from getting saddle sore. 🙂
Finished the day just short of Blythe CA.
Stats for the day: 40.15 miles for the day averaging 10.9 mph, Max=15.8 mph, Calories burned according to garmin 1818, ave temp=75 degrees. Ascended 525′, Descended 1335′. Max elevation=1082, min elevation=224′