Whoa! I've actually been to the Starbucks in Blythe, CA! There was a timestation on the RAAM route
in 2006 at a gas station in Blythe. This was the morning after kadley's big crash, so Brad and Dave had been pedaling all night and Pete Dady and I had been up trading off driving the follow vehicle. It was just after dawn and Pete and I needed a Venti of something strong. We let Dave pedal on ahead to the interstate, with Brad just off his pull trying to sleep in piles of granola bar wrappers and sticky gatorade bottles on the back seat. Figured we had enough time for the drive thru. I remember it distinctly because a) there was a cop behind us in the line, and b) I had to get out and make sure the bikes on top of the van would fit under the roof of the drive thru. Could have been a disaster :).
As it was, Biggins caught up to us just south of Prescott AZ, but Pete and I still had to trade off driving for another 24 hours before either of us got a real break (when Sandy and Lex snuck kadley out of the hospital and caught up with us in Colorado). It was another 12 hours after that before I got any sleep (1.5 hrs, when entering Monument Valley), at which point Pete and I got another coffee at a small stand in Montezuma, AZ. All such a blur. Of course the riders had it worse. There were many, many caffinated sodas between those two cups of joe.