69 miles, 2457 feet climbed, weather: comfortable to start, warm but not blazing hot, at the end
Today would have been a 99 mile day but for road construction, which made a 30 mile stretch of I-10 impassable (well, seriously unsafe) for us. Staff had to shuttle us between the second an third SAG stops. There we no complaints about the reduced mileage, especially when we saw the work zone (photo below). And I had no flats to fix.
Within a mile of the hotel, we were on I-10, to stay there for most of the day. Shortly thereafter, a long, moderate (4-5 %) climb began, a workout but manageable. After that, my computer showed a gradual descent most of the way to Blythe, though a consistent head./cross wind made it seem uphill.