Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 8_July 12-->Evanston, WY

Route to Evanston, WY
Our route from Brigham City, UT to Evanston, WY

Another new state--both geographically, mentally,and emotionally.

Started the day off with a breakfast of soupy dairy-free ice cream (no freezer in in-room refrigerator) mixed with left over rice from lunch the day before. I know it sounds horrible, but given my state of nutritional depletion, it was tasty and went down easily.

Early in the day
Ride out from the motel.

Today we'd climb to 9,000' of elevation (pretty high for this flatlander who lives at 600') for a total of about 5,000' of climbing. One stretch took Ellie, Melissa, and me 1 hour and 52 minutes to climb 10 miles. T'was a slow go. But the 15 mile descent was a well-deserved payback.

Sign says Peds and Cyclists are not recommended to ride this road as it's too narrow and twisty. Hmmm

Click to zoom in and see the glorious poppies

Elle, Melissa, Susan
Ellie, Melissa,and me.


bikechef said...

HI Susan,

I noticed your blog on Pac Tours site. The tour looks great so far.
I'm in Snowmass, Co working for the summer. Enjoy the rest of the tour, have fun. Please tell Lon and Susan N. I said HI.
Take care
David Paul
2009 Desert Camp week #4

Susan said...

Hey, good to hear from you, David. We are actually going through Snowmass tomorrow, Thursday 7/16. We'll be on the bike trail into Aspen and then Rt 82. Wish you could be riding with us!