Mark is right, the desert day was a long one for me. A lap full of gas is not ideal before heading into the desert and it seemed like we rode from 7:30am to 9:40pm with a few breaks. Here is a pic of the guys at Christmas Valley before we headed into the desert.
And here is a pic of some of the crew taking a break in the desert, at that point I think most of us were wondering how much more could there be? There turned out to be more than most of us expected.
In retrospect, it seemed hotter when we were there with our gear on in the middle of the afternoon, the picture doesn't look that bad.