Today I rode a 44 mile bike loop that took me to Lake Mead and back. Some was on road, but much of it was on a bike path that meandered through the desert. The headwinds were harsh down by the lake, where I noticed a red flag was being flown at the marina. On the other hand, I had a corresponding tailwind at the end of the ride which had me maintaining a 35mph average for the last half dozen miles.
Great views of Lake Mead were had for much if the ride: