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I started this ride at Dantes View, over 5000 feet above the floor of Death Valley. Louise followed me in the car so I didn't have to ride back up - thank goodness! The ride was 35 miles long and I was able to coast almost all the way to the Borax Works near the Furnace Creek Park Headquarters. There was some traffic but traffic is generally light and the speed limits keep traffic slower than on regular roads.

Another ride I have taken which is similar to this is from the rim of Haleakala Crater on Maui in Hawaii. There an organized ride is an option you can pay to do. They provide the bicycles and snacks for the ride. That ride starts with champagne at sunrise on Haleakala and ends at the bicycle shop near sea level.

I have also ridden from the parking lot at Mt. Lassen Summit Trail to our campsite near Mineral California. This was a distance of about 25 miles and required occasional light pedaling to complete the ride. Louise and I had hiked to the summit of Lassen Peak and when completed the hike, I took my bicycle off the car and rode home. Louise had dinner ready when I got home!


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