Month: July 2009

July 31, 2009 smccormick

Actually got off to an early start today.  Up before 6am and on the road before 6:30.  We woke to a crystal clear morning with light winds, 45 degrees and beautiful views all around.  The river was steaming and the flow of the water was the only sound to be heard.  It was so quiet…

July 30, 2009 smccormick

Yup, a whopping 40 miles today.  We got up late, had a nice breakfast at the resort lodge and went back to the hot springs upper pool that has a 300 foot slide.  Then slid right into a “day off” mode that was hard to shake. After dragging ourselves out of the pool a nice…

July 29, 2009 smccormick

For those of you that have been actively watching our ride progress via this blog and our other web resources, we’re sure you have noticed a slight reduction in forward progress.  Like our side trip two days ago, today we have taken another turn north to do some sight seeing and maybe a bit of…

July 28, 2009 smccormick

This is coming to you from the wilderness on top of Monarch Pass at an altitude somewhere above 10,000 feet.  We ducked off the road in the late afternoon in a gorgeous plateau a mile short of the summit.  We avoided one shower and a second was coming with lightning.  So here we are, on…

July 28, 2009 smccormick

This is coming to you from the wilderness on top of Monarch Pass at an altitude somewhere above 10,000 feet.  We ducked off the road in the late afternoon in a gorgeous plateau a mile short of the summit.  We avoided one shower and a second was coming with lightning.  So here we are, on…

July 27, 2009 smccormick

Today we woke in beautiful setting.  A little cold for Cyndy and just right for Steve.  The scenery was great we’re actually relaxing and enjoying our environment and looking forward to our ride demands since we have 13 days to cover only 200 miles. We have reached this point about 10 days ahead of schedule…

July 26, 2009 smccormick

Today was a true touring day.  There was no rushing but it was lot of chatting with locals and ducking rain showers. We got up at 8 am or so ran down to the coffee shop to get breakfast so Cyndy could have her precious coffee. (by the way it was a very cute place…

July 25, 2009 smccormick

Set the alarm for 5:30 this morning but that didn’t stop us from delaying our departure until 7:30.  The morning was warm but as we move away from the desert, warm becomes relative.  Left town via a published bike route and got a new view of the city.  Very nice section with classic architecture that…

July 24, 2009 smccormick

Today was a rest, errand and eat day.  Haven’t done much of the rest part.  But we have some time reserved when we’re done writing this to lounge. Just after leaving Ely, NV Steve discovered that the click in his pedal that he thought was a loose cleat was actually a loose bottom bracket (the…

July 23, 2009 smccormick

Up at dawn… then we turned over and ignored it.  So much for a 6am start. This was our first night of wild land camping so we crawled out of the tent and got to feeding ourselves and packing up.  The landscape was Utah’s’ usual sand and brush. We shook the fine powder off our…