After Las Vegas I have to adjust the route again. Death Valley is too dangerous at 56°C at the moment. I choose instead a route through the Mojave Desert and even there I reach my limits. The thermometer rises to 46°C during the day and there is no shade anywhere. I have no choice but to start at 3 in the morning and wait for the midday heat at one of the few gas stations. On July 24, Markus Weinberg meets me with his daughter Freya. Markus will accompany me in the next days for filming. On July 25 I reach Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles and let myself fall into the Pacific for the time being. Some cyclists accompany me to the Fairmont Plaza Hotel in Berverly Hills, where there is an enthusiastic reception for me.