This cycling day was framed by 100 degree weather and an 88-mile ride uphill into the wind
The first day of cycling, starting with a delayed flight from Toronto to Phoenix, followed by a 105-mile bike ride in 100 deg F temperature.
This video summarizes the spare parts, tools and nutrition I’m bringing along on the 500-mile solo ride through the Arizona / Mexico desert and mountains.
Part of my Phoenix to El Paso solo cycle ride includes Douglas, Arizona
This video compares the differences in my bike trip preparation from 1998, when I first attempted pedaling from Arizona to Texas, and my current approach to getting ready to pedal 500 miles in five days: