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After yesterday's train and bus ride to Barstow, CA, to start this trip... 48 miles, cool, cloudy weather, but I'm riding into a strong headwind all day long (the wind direction here is usually in the opposite direction). Ugh!

Hardly any sun today because of heavy clouds, but the temperature reaches a comfortable 60F anyway. Late-night temperatures drop down into the mid 30s.