It felt weird leaving the house without my camera to go on a bike ride. The last visit to the dunes finished off my Canon and I wasn't about to kill my new Fuji after two weeks of ownership. Javalina came to the rescue with his day-old Canon D10, a waterproof camera that would not succomb to the harsh environment of the dunes. Javalina picked me up at 4:45 AM to depart for California. I'm happy, even at this hour! Bikes loaded and ready to go. We stopped in Yuma, AZ for some....McDonalds!! Javalina humors me. It was so, so, cold that we stopped at Target to pick up some sweatshirts. All fueled up, only 20 miles left until we reach the DUNES!