Another Amazing Day in the Desert - Heading South For a Promise of A Warmer Winter - CycleBlaze

November 17, 2018

Another Amazing Day in the Desert

Quartzsite fo Salome

Stephen woke up in the middle of the night with his neck all locked up and he was in alot of pain. I worked him and helped him with positioning and he was able to fall asleep. I eventually got back to sleep. We realized we are on Mountain Standard time so we had to move the clocks ahead an hour. We got up a little later and had coffee and packed up. We headed for McDonalds for breakfast. There were a couple of fellows outside the store who were drinking coffee and looking a bit hungry so we bought them some breakfast. 

Inside we met Mark and Laura who sold everything and travel around in their Casita. They also have a van with five bikes in it! They like to ride. They also have a motorcycle.
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and we are off!
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crossing the Guadalupe mountains first
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gradual climb, really fun
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Eventually we found Hope
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Dos Amigos is a great lunch stop
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this is our kitchwn where we are staying tonight
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back in Hope at Dos Amigos
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No wonder we are switching to Mountain time
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Breaktime
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we crossed a second mountain range, 1722 feet of climbing today
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Bill ShaneyfeltYou may already know the big cacti are Saguaros.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saguaro
The smaller ones with dark stems and light tops are teddy bear cholla cacti.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylindropuntia_bigelovii
The trees with green trunks and branches are palo verde trees.
http://www.aznps.com/statetree.php
The larger dark green bushes are creosote bushes. Very interesting!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larrea_tridentata
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Janet Anspach-RickeyTo Bill ShaneyfeltSo many to entertain us as we ride!
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A little piece of heaven here in Salome. Randy worked 14 years putting this together on weekends.
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The Westward Motel
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Cute Room
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Doorway to the group kitchen and garage where our bikes are being stored.
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Randy planted desert plants all over the property and built lots of spots to rest in the shade. We are taking tomorrow off to do just that!
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Today's ride: 41 miles (66 km)
Total: 2,037 miles (3,278 km)

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William AbbeyI thought this entry is pretty good. Much better than most journal pages that present facts and a picture of lunch or dinner. Good job and congratulations to Emma and her election to office.
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Janet Anspach-RickeyTo William AbbeyYou can tell when I have more time to put things together! It was a really fun day.
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