Itís 8pm. Iím sun burnt on my wrists, sore, and pooped.
I wasnít sure how far Iíd go the first day. Ended up riding about 600 miles, mostly because I got annoyed toward the end.
But I was annoyed much earlier Ė I-5 (enough said?). I headed East at BakersfieldÖ well, I donít need to describe the route; look here: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...PjuVJDpUCSUlGW
Once I got past Pasadena, the temperature ó which I thought was already insane ó decided it shouldnít be below my body temperature any more. Nay, it should be 10 degrees warmer. I canít wait to get farther south, into the jungle-y area, where it doesnít get above 90˚.
So Iím currently in a hotel in Westmorland, CA, about 60 miles from the border. Had a nice ribeye & veggies dinner, and Iím trying to drink a 1.5 litre water I paid $3 for.
Here is the view (yay, a blurry cell phone picture!):
Tomorrow, I should try to get to Hermosillo Ė even though itís 450 miles away. AFTER THAT, I should be able to slow down ó Iíll be on the coast, with lots of interesting things to see, and much better weather. Weíll see :)