A very tough day: 115 miles with 12.6K vertical. Brutally hot weather, only getting cooler above 6000 ft. Some fantastic long descents. No civilization for 82 miles of wilderness which meant carrying 5 liters of drinks.
Near death experience in a tunnel. One flat as a result of hitting glass in that tunnel. Staying in Palmdale, a town full of beggars and drug addicts. Pizza hut never tasted this delicious.