Let me preface this by admitting the original plan was to go all the way to Bishop. I bailed about halfway due to the predicted heat wave approaching. It's nice to live where you can take off on an exploration via bike directly from your house. So that's what I did. Over the mountains and though the valley, along the way I learned a few things.
Its always easy until you start. Train a little more before spending long days in the saddle. Your butt will thank you.
Its BIG open country out there.
Country stores rock!
Be prepared to ride from dawn to dusk. Stopping early kinda sucks.
I used at least half again more water than I normally would.
Enjoy the little things.
But never forget they're out to get you. 😁