Glenn Charles

AERIAL | TRAVEL | LIFE-STYLE

Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

Day 78 - Gila Bend

The storm that had rolled through cleared out nicely. I was up early towatch the sun rise up over the mountain lined desert. It is always aspecial site when you get those blues, pinks and a tint of orange as the sunis working its way up.

The winds were calm and the road flat, a combination guaranteed to producebig miles. Today was no exception and I managed a solid 84 miles beforecalling it quit.

I don't know ho cyclists do this stretch in the warmer months. You go forperiods of 20-30 mile stretches with no services and no shade. Water isgold and if you don't carefully plan your consumption you can find yourselfin a bit of a bind.

The desert is definitely a monotone ride with barely anything to distinguishone mile from the next. This is definitely a great time for music androadside junk analysis. For example, why must truckers pee in plasticbottles and then toss them out onto the road? It makes for a horrible messthat is needless. They could simply throw them away with the rest if theirtrash and eliminate the roadside blight.

I camped in a rest area on the east side of town, cooking dinner in theparking lot and then moving out into open land after dark. It was a solidday that got me ever closer to the Pacific coast.

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