Here's Dave packing up our tent. See how we just plopped our tent right in front of the visitor center/ranger station? It was really windy last night. Glad to have had the protection.
You dirty devil, you!
What's wrong with me? I'm not a guy and I keep on seeing boobs.
This reminds me of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia.
Today's ride was tough. I remember enjoying the scenery then as I turned the corner, "What the hell is that?" Out of nowhere, I'm climbing a curvy hill, average 6% grade with a max of 12%. As we finished one curve, you go around the bend, and there's more. Sheit.
We went to one scenic overlook, then there appears to be a slight hill. Okay, we'll do it. But then as we went up the hill, we saw there's a greater hill. F that. We turned around!
Today's landscape changed to brownish-red domes. Then mountain ranges straight ahead.
Then orange sand piles.
We saw a car on its side of the road. How the hell do you call for an ambulance in Utah? Really scary if you think about it. Pray for me I don't have to try to call 911 without cell phone reception.
At mile 33 of our ride today, not that there's anything significant about mile 33, but that's what I have in my notes, a golfer that we talked to briefly at the Hite Recreation Area (he slept in his in his car) last night honked as he passed us. I love it how everyone knows who are and give us friendly honks.
Also at this now famous mile 33, we got a downhill. However, the headwind was so strong that we had to pedal going downhill! Sucks. We had a very strong headwind all day today. It was almost as bad as that day in Kansas. I remember asking, "is there no reprieve?", and shouting, "stop it!" to the wind.
Later today, Dave hit my back wheel while riding. Needless to say, I was not happy. He said he panicked when a car was approaching. All day, everyday, cars dodge us. Why the f did he have to panic today? Serenity now.
Here's a side of the mountain that someone blasted just so they can put in a convenience store/gas station. It was pretty cool (temperature) inside the convenience store. Tonight, we stayed in a non-descript motel. I remember the groceries at the one store within a 50 mile radius was pretty expensive. Supply and demand, right?