May 21st, 2019 / (0km/0mi) Still waiting in Scott City for the weather to clear up. Today it still rained heavily, but towards the later afternoon the rain stopped and the wind calmed down. Since I couldn’t sit in my motel room any longer without getting nuts, I decided to walk a bit along the […]Read more "Day 24 / Scott City, KS"
May 20th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) A bad storm front is hitting the Great Plains and Kansas is impacted as well. Today it’s raining since the morning hours and wind is very strong outside. There’s more bad weather forecasted, with storms, floods and tornadoes all possible. Let’s see how far up north the problems will move […]Read more "Day 23 / Scott City, KS"
May 19th, 2019 / (168km/104mi) Today was an eventless day along CO-96, later KS-96. Weather was just fine, wind was low even though the forecast had predicted heavy winds in the afternoon. But it was calm, at least where I was. Perhaps I escaped the windy areas. When God was done designing Colorado, she must […]Read more "Day 22 / Eads, CO to Scott City, KS"
May 18th, 2019 / (182km/113mi) I get up relatively late – the car rental only opens at 8:30am. I pack my stuff as usual, decide to have “breakfast” at Dunkin’ Donuts next door. That one takes forever — people seem to have a hard time to choose which donut to take. Sigh. They all taste […]Read more "Day 21 / Pueblo, CO to Eads, CO"
May 17th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) When I wake up this morning it’s raining outside. The dark clouds stick around the mountains one can see from the windows and all in all it looks like weather one doesn’t want to ride a bike. The comforting feeling to have made the right decision starts coming up in […]Read more "Day 20 / Telluride, CO to Pueblo, CO"
May 16th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) It’s extremely windy today outside and wind gusts of up to 55mph have been forecasted. With the negative impressions of yesterday still present on my mind and having checked the weather forecast for the Colorado mountains in the coming days, I decide to take a rental car and drive from […]Read more "Day 19 / Moab, UT to Telluride, CO"
May 15th, 2019 / (107km/66mi) Today sucked. When I leave Green River, Google Maps first sends me for 19km onto an old state highway which turns into a gravel road after a while. When I make it to the end, I decide to re-join interstate I-70 and follow it on the shoulder for some 12km. […]Read more "Day 18 / Green River, UT to Moab, UT"
May 14th, 2019 / (170km/105mi, 1540hm/5050ft elev gain) The day starts with riding along Capitol Reef thru green canyons enclosed by steep red and beige sandstone mountains towering left and right. The road winds its way thru the canyon. I hit a bunch of bike riders coming my way – they don’t carry any luggage, […]Read more "Day 17 / Torrey, UT to Green River, UT"
May 13th, 2019 / (170km/106miles, 2600hm/8530ft elevation gain, 10hrs) I start around 6:30am again and re-join UT-12 towards Escalante. It’s a beautiful part of the highway leading thru green fields that nicely contrasts with the red stone that is all around. I’ll keep the update short for today. It was an exhausting ride. While getting […]Read more "Day 16 / Bryce Canyon, UT to Torrey, UT"
May 12th, 2019 / (0km/0mi) As planned, today is a hiking and sightseeing day in Bryce Canyon. I couldn’t just cycle past it and since yesterday was an exhausting bike day anyways, the timing of Bryce Canyon popping up along UT-12 couldn’t have been any better. I’m rather late this morning, so only get into […]Read more "Day 15 / Bryce Canyon, UT"