Road Trip to Colorado, Day 6

We left our motel in Flagstaff at 6:00am, and got a quick breakfast at Del Taco. Stumpy put some more oil into his bike, and we got out on ...

We left our motel in Flagstaff at 6:00am, and got a quick breakfast at Del Taco. Stumpy put some more oil into his bike, and we got out on the road around 7:00am.

We took I-40 west, and flew through between 90-100mph. We got gas in Seligman. As we descended into the desert valley, the temperature heated up quickly. We got more gas in Yucca. We got into Needles, and then headed south on CA-95. Around this time, the temperature was clearly in the 100s. When we reached the Vidal Junction, we had to take a break.

Eventually we got into Blythe, and stopped for lunch and some air conditioning. Finishing lunch, we took I-10 west. Lewis decided to break away from the group and headed to Indio at his own speed. The rest of us travelled between 80-90mph driving in and out of all the holiday traffic. When descended down into the Coachella Valley, the temperature rose up some more.

We pulled into the 76 station on Monroe Street in Indio and found Lewis there. The gas station attendant said the air temperature was 108 degrees. But he said the road was about 135 degrees, based on an infrared temperature sensor they have.

When we got into Cabazon, the traffic came to a stop, and we split lanes all the way to Banning, where there was a traffic accident. We got into Beaumont, and Lewis and Bob took the 60 back home, while Stumpy and I took the 79 into Hemet. We stopped at the Yellow Basket in Menifee for drinks, and then headed off in different directions back home.

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