We're slowing a bit through the mountains to accommodate some folks who are having some mechanical issues and are struggling a bit with the climbs so we won't make Ocotillo till tomorrow. No problem, we'll get there eventually. So far, I'm running with the strong riders. No mechanical problems. I won't be left behind today at least. Tomorrow is a big downhill into the desert.
The sun has come out and other than the occasional impatient driver, all is right with the world.