Monthly Archives: May 2019

Day 23: Hatch, UT

5/30/2019 Miles: 35.2 Average speed: 8.6 mph Elevation gain: 2,673 ft. At 35 miles, today was a relatively short day. However, it had a kick to it. The day started immediately with a stiff climb for a mile or so, … Continue reading

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Day 22: Mt. Carmel Junction, UT

5/29/2019 Miles: 53.7 Average speed: 9.7 mph Elevation gain: 2,957 ft. Today was a good day, on many levels. As as you can see from the above plot, the first 41 miles were practically all uphill. However, it was not … Continue reading

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Day 21: Drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon

5/28/2019 Miles: 0 Today was an off day. I am staying in Hurricane, UT, with Jim, a friend from high school. When he suggested I take an off day and we drive to the North Rim, since I’m not going … Continue reading

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Day 20: Hurricane, UT

5/27/2019 Miles: 20.8 Average speed: 10.2 mph Elevation gain: 1,342 ft. Note: I apologize for the lack of photos. There were none today. This was supposed to be a short, easy day to Hurricane, Utah, and the home of, Jim, … Continue reading

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Day 18: Santa Clara, UT

5/25/2919 Miles: 45.1 Average speed: 8.7 mph Vertical gain: 3,860 ft. This was a good day, although it turned out being more difficult than I expected. (As if that’s never happened before.) There was only one climb, but it was … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Mesquite, NV

5/24/2019 Miles: 48.6 Average speed: 13.1 mph Vertical gain: 1,490 ft. This day was every bit as great as yesterday was bad. It was mostly downhill, with one big climb, for which I did not have to walk (I did … Continue reading

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Day 16 (addendum): Spare parts save the day

There was one thing I forgot to mention previously about this day. That is the role that spare parts played, twice. As I was loading the pannier bags onto the bike in the motel room in the morning, I discovered … Continue reading

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