Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 3: Riverside to Indio, CA


 Well today's ride can be summed up easily: HOT!!!

Miles: 85.6
Total Time Riding: 5H 27 min
Total Climb: 2379 feet

Temps in Palm Springs when we got there was around 107 - 110. Here is a picture of the temp as displayed on my Garmin computer (upper left). At these temperatures the device reads about 10 degrees high but as you can see it is reading 120.9!!!! It is like pedaling into a blast furnace. Needless to say it was all we could do to keep drinking enough and pouring water on the head drape and sleeves to stay cool.



Today was about 86 miles but tomorrow is just over 100 miles as we go from Indio to Blythe on the Colorado river. Wish me well, its going to be another real burner with most of the ride on Interstate 10.








Here is today's route:





Click Below to see Details of today's Ride:

Day 3: Riverside to Indio, CA by xctom2012 at Garmin Connect - Details

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness I thought that bust of Marilyn Monroe was part of a childrens' playground. I'm so glad my double take found her legs in the background!

LB said...

Whooo hooo! Way to go dad!!!!