New charity rides are always fun. Different scenery, new terrain, with different people to meet. So it was with Mike & Nancy at the 2nd Annual Palm Desert Rides in the Coachella Valley. Weather can make or break these desert rides. But they were so lucky to have temps in the high 60's along with crystal blue skies with favorable winds UNTIL the last 5 miles. All of the route was flat heading south into the date and farm fields of Indio, Thermal and Mecca. This is really an surprising area of agriculture and views of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains. They would totally recommend this event as it is an out and back route from 20-120 miles. Lots of variety at the rest stops. Put this ride on your calendar for 2013. Here is the link for this ride, just click on "Palm Desert Century Ride."