Back in the Saddle Again
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
163Trip End May 10, 2011
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Where I stayed
Palomar Campground Resort
Total Distance (cumulative) 566 kilometers
We were up at 6 but didn't get riding until 7:15. We wanted to get an early start because of the heat. It was cool and overcast in the morning. We bid Delia goodbye as we dropped off the keys to La Casa. We expected little traffic on the early Sunday morning but got quite the opposite. It seemed everyone was out to squeeze the most out of their weekend. The Baja 100 mile Motorcross was the big happening so we were far from alone on the road. Dozens on motorcross bikes zipped passed us, as well as 4-wheel ATV’s and their support trucks. The riders all decked out in colorful protective gear with helmets to match.
Dave got a flat again and spent extra time trying to find the reason because the hole was in the same place as the one 3 days before. Eureka! He found a small metal barb in the tire about the diameter of a staple embedded in the rubber. With this bugger gone, we expect the tubes to be safe until cactus country.
By now, the clouds had burned off and the searing sun was upon us. Just before noon, we found some shade under a cottonwood tree and took a two hour siesta.