After 4-5 hours of sleep I load up before dawn...
and head down the hill towards Barstow.
I enjoyed the sunrise.
I would like to make it to the mountains before the desert warms up.
North of Barstow I feel the chain skip a few teeth.
Uh oh! I've never had a chain do this. That thing was loose!
This was my first indication this chain was stretching. I get it tightened up.
The rest of the day I worry about the chain, but it is feeling okay.
Up Walker Pass!
I've made it to the SIerras.
I turn north on one of my favorite roads of all time...