Posted by: nierluap | June 11, 2011

Day 3 Blythe, California

What a day!! I left Brawley Cal and rode 89 miles to the next town (Blythe) with a motel. On the same road 68 miles without a gas station! Riding through the desert and it’s accompanying heat was a daunting task. On the way passing the Imperial Sand Dunes, the map showed a place called Glamis. Glamis turned out to be 1 small store and a business that stored trailers and RV’s, out in the boonies. Fortunately stopped at the store and loaded up on fluids. During the day I drank between 12 and 15 liters of fluid and never… the whole day. Crossing the Chocolate Mts I descended into the Colorado River Valley and large farms outside of Blythe. Temps at end of day reached triple digits and lo lo humidity. The Capital Suites Hotel gave the room at $50 all inclusive price. Nice room and hotel has a pool and jacuzzi. As an added bonus I was able to get a massage, well deserved I might add, and then a non other than authentic Mexican dinner. Best restaurants here are definitely Mexican. Total mileage today was 89 miles making the 3 day total 229. Tomorrow I will only ride about 50 before going in to Phoenix to stay with Stewart and Terry Bass. Sunday is a rest day- hooray; my tush needs a break! Oh yeah since leaving San Diego, Blythe has the 1st Starbucks- a brand new one.



  1. Should I expect you mon. instead of sunday?

  2. that blyth sbux, just for you!! hope you got an egg salad on whole wheat sandwich there, very good. enjoy the rest sunday and take care of yourself.


  3. keep up the good work! soon you will be really used to the wide open road! gotta love the small towns! take care and load up on the sun screen!


  4. Riding through the desert had to be trough. I don’t care if they say it is a dry heat. I know if I put a turkey in oven at 110 long enough it will be ready to eat. Sounds like the route is interesting. Keep up the great work.

    God speed and strong tail winds,


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