A Rest Day on a Bike
To summarize the day – a quote from Kathleen: “A rest day on a bike.”
Compared to yesterday’s abnormal, and at times, ferocious headwind, today’s fantastic tailwind was a breeze! Though tough in the morning to get back in the saddle, riders were soon warmed up and feeling happy to hit high speeds with the wind at their backs. Racers arrived at the lunch truck by 10:00, ready to chow and continue the day.
Sights along the way: a burned out semi-truck, rocks, rocks, rocks, dirt, dirt, dirt, litter, litter, litter, police vehicles, dirt mountains, and the glorious Red Sea! The sun even graced us with her presence. She intensified the contrasting blues of the sea and caused a few riders to begin their tan/burn lines from helmet straps and spandex shorts. Wind farms, with propellers arranged like sentries, lined the way for part of the ride. Also were huge resorts, catering to the diving and windsurfing crowds, sporting names such as Laguna Beach and La Vista.
We feel much better now that we’ve had an opportunity to jump into the Red Sea and wash off the road dust. After an arduous cycling day like yesterday, today was an encouraging relief. Now riders are relaxing and getting ready for our second night under the stars.