Today’s distance / ???????: 30 miles / 48km
Average speed / ????: 7.3mph / 11.7km/h
Time on skateboard / ????: 4h 07m
Total skateboarding distance to date / ????????????: 3997mi plus 280mi (?) / 6432km plus 450km (?)
Ascent / ??: n/a
Descent / ??: n/a
End-of-day GPS coordinates: n/a
The intense westerly wind was still blowing hard in the morning. No calm morning for Rob this morning.
I had spoken to a reporter from ABC Channel 7 yesterday and arranged to meet him for an interview at the rest area at 6:00am. I was up at 5:30am and just getting ready to pack up when he arrived. Talk about commitment. Handy too, as I needed a one mile ride from the rest area to where the frontage road begins up the road. He did the interview, gave me the ride, and I was on the road at 7:30am.
This area is the San Gorgonio Pass area. Wind funnels through this area, making it a perfect area for wind farms.
All the towers were facing the direction I was going. How I wished they would all turn…how I wished for a tailwind.
Uphill on an insidious incline and into the ferocious wind, I pushed on, largely oblivious to the surroundings.
The frontage road was smooth enough, apart from wide cracks every 10m or so. It took more than 3 hours to cover the 20 miles from Whitewater to Beaumont; the top. Ugh. Rough.
From Beaumont however, I had my reward. Downhill into Hemet.
I rolled into downtown Hemet and called Rosie, my contact for the Lowe Syndrome Fundraiser to be held tomorrow. She came and picked me up, and I was there at last. One time and on schedule. Whew.