Turquoise-coloured bits in tailings at Trio Mine, Mojave National Preserve
Date: May 22, 2012, 12h02
35 minutes later: after 10 miles of gliding downhill (and pedaling too), I arrive at the stop sign and turn left on Ivanpah Road
My speed almost reaches 30 mph a couple of times here. That blot over on the foothills straight ahead is the town of Nipton, my destination. However, the road doesn't cut straight across the valley from here.