If you ever get a wild hair and think you want to go for a swim at Echo Bay in Lake Mead…..don’t. It looks like a swamp and a construction site at the same time. So after riding 5 miles downhill with the hopes of cool lake water, we settled for cold fanta and treated ourselves to a 5 mile uphill ride back to the main road.
But when the days are long, the upside is you get to ride at dusk, and this my friends is amazing. The chance of crashing are tenfold because you keep staring at the mountains turning red as the sun goes out to the west. It makes the ants successfully eating their way through the bottom of your tent later that night totally worth it.