A few bouquets of yellow and orange dress up the seven-mile straight-line ride to Searchlight, visible even from here
Date: May 17, 2011, 14h36
OK, time to start today's ride; I start riding down Nevada 164 into the grey clouds
Not only do I have a headwind, but it's a bit chilly today and it looks like it's raining on my route ahead (and I don't have a raincoat). I'm wearing my sweater, which I wouldn't expect to need in the Mojave Desert sunshine in late May.