We are in the Colorado River valley and driving past Monument Valley (in the dark). Shu is coping well with the desert conditions at night. We’ve had our next crew change over and feedstop for Shu.
There are have even some long shifts in the follow vehicle for the paramedic, Erica, keeping an eye on Shu in the heat and Matt the nutritionist trying to keep her hydrated and fuelled.
Plenty of other riders and support vehicles out on the road close together at the moment and there is a strong sense of camaraderie. Some of the support vehicles are playing music over loud speakers attached to the roof racks so you hear the cyclists coming a way off. It’s crazy to see these cyclists powering along in the dark with their support cars.
We’ve met lots of the other crews especially those supporting other female solos and the European solos. And everyone tries to cheer on any riders they pass.
Time station 3 is 20 miles away and then it’s on to Arizona.