Mohave Valley, AZ to Parker AZ
Starting the ride this morning, we encountered more humidity than we have experienced in a while. Almost immediately I had sweat on my arms and face--not very pleasant when you know it's only going to get hotter as the day goes on because you're in the desert. We spent the morning following the Colorado River, also the Arizona/California state line.
Lunch was in the touristy town surrounding Lake Havasu so there were lots of shops and places to stop.
We grabbed first lunch, filled up our waters, and made our way to Starbucks. After a well deserved Starbucks break, we found a point of access into Lake Havasu, thanks to a group of guys on our trip, and took a dip. It was so nice and refreshing. Boats with music playing were going by and it felt like we were on vacation.
By the time we left the water (we were there for a while) the temperature had risen greatly. The rest of the ride was up and down big hills, and once we left Lake Havasu there weren't many places to stop and take cool breaks. The heat was grueling but the scenery was pretty amazing with the mountains, desert, and the lake all in one view.