Yesterday we had the most Death Valley-like team ride ever. The temperature was in the mid-90s. The route was very hilly, with lots of long extended climbs, like DV. We actually had over 4,000 feet of climbing on the 75 mile route, which is very similar to the Death Valley ride. We also had a large portion of the team participating, between 25 and 30 people. All in all it was great training for what we'll be doing in 6 weeks.
Thanks to Paul and Kami Weninger for the use of their cottage as our base of operations. And thanks to Scott and Linda Poeder for designing the route.