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Oregon Trail marker at the Mormon Handcart Historic Site near Independence Rock

Ride Stats

A few people have asked me about certain ride stats: Distance, elevation gain, etc. So for those who might be interested, I put together a few statistics (metrics?) from my…

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Read more about the article Day 38: The City of the Saints
View south toward SAlt Lake City from Big Mountain

Day 38: The City of the Saints

July 8, 2021 Coalville, UT to Salt Lake City, UT 57.9 miles/3,288 feet upper 90s/winds 10-15+https://ridewithgps.com/trips/70822220 The last day of my ride started warm and clear. As I was checking…

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Read more about the article Day 37: Up One Creek and Down Another
Needle Rocks from the north on Yellow Creek Road

Day 37: Up One Creek and Down Another

July 7, 2021 Evanston, WY to Coalville, UT 48 miles/1,473 feet Mid-90s/winds variable to 15/tail and headwindhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/70756724 I was a little worried this morning because looking forward, the last two…

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Read more about the article Day 35: Graded Roads and Early Check-in
Hillcrest Motel. I believe this street, Harrison Drive, was part of the original Lincoln Highway. That would explain the string of motels.

Day 35: Graded Roads and Early Check-in

I’m in Salt Lake City, waiting for a train back to Davisville (which doesn’t leave for another three days). In the meantime, I’m trying to backfill the last few days…

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Read more about the article Day 38: All Done
Coffee break in the shadow of the Wasatch Mountains

Day 38: All Done

Just a note to say I made it to Salt Lake City and am resting with Lisa’s cousins, Mike and Connie. Safe with the Buddhists now. More to come, including the…

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Read more about the article Day 34: Independence Day
Post office, Granger, WY

Day 34: Independence Day

I am currently in Coalville, Utah, having made it out of Wyoming after more than two weeks (since June 20) in that state. Seems like longer in some ways. Tomorrow…

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Read more about the article Day 33: Simpson’s Hollow
Freshly-made grilled veggie lasagne, a wonderful salad, garlic toast . . . Wonderful!

Day 33: Simpson’s Hollow

July 3, 2021 Farson, WY to Granger, WY 52.4 miles/1,360 ft low 90s/winds west to 15https://ridewithgps.com/trips/70548781 I got an early start the next morning. I wanted to make Granger, about…

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Read more about the article Day 32: Expect Nothing
South Pass marker, which I believe was placed by Ezra Meeker in 1913

Day 32: Expect Nothing

Still in Evanston, WY, before my final push over the Wasatch Mountains to Salt Lake City. The ride I describe below was from Rock Creek Hollow to Farson and, well,…

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Read more about the article Day 31: Sufficient Unto the Day
Rainbow by the Sixth Crossing Center

Day 31: Sufficient Unto the Day

I am currently in Evanston, WY, on my first layover stay since leaving Casper eight days ago. I broke my one-day-a-week-of-rest rule without realizing it, keeping my eyes instead on…

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Read more about the article Day 30, Part 3: The Actual Ride
View of the Sweetwater and campground from the Sixth Crossing Visitors’ Center

Day 30, Part 3: The Actual Ride

June 30, 2021 Jeffrey City, WY to Sweetwater Station, WY 20.7 miles/740 ft. High 70s/light windhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/70298487 You may recall that a few days ago a few days ago I went…

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Read more about the article Day 33: Untitled
Lasagne dinner Courtesy of Jessica and Antelope Crossing

Day 33: Untitled

Please bear with me one more day. I promise to start catching up tomorrow. But for what it’s worth, today has been great in ways I never would have expected:…

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Read more about the article Day 31: Placeholder Post
Morning rainbow at the Sixth Crossing Center

Day 31: Placeholder Post

Just a note to say no post tonight. I still need to catch up from about noon yesterday (June 30), but I can’t write very well because of mosquitoes, and…

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