6/16/19 JOH South

The team woke up at 4:45, the earliest we had gotten up all trip. It was going to be a really hot day so an early start was necessary. The first part of the ride had a few very long, energy draining hills that we had to overcome which ended with an exhilarating downhill. After that, we rode by some train tracks for a while. The second half of the ride was a lot of downhill with tailwinds allowing us to pick up some serious speed. The team ended the riding day on a shoulder  of a highway until we reached Palm Springs. When we arrived, we all relaxed at the pool until we were able to go to lodging at a church called Our Savior. We finished the day spending some free time in downtown Palm Springs and browsing some local stores.