May 11th, 2019 / (150km/93miles, 2300hm) Since today is going to be a rather challenging day — expecting to take on a pass at 3000m elevation (10.000ft) — I wanted to start relatively early at 6am. As usual, packing things and getting out the door takes longer than expected (well, getting out of bed, too) […]Read more "Day 14 / Cedar City, UT to Bryce Canyon, UT"
May 10th, 2019 / (0km / 0 miles, 0 hm) As I had already decided yesterday, based on the cold and rain, and the terrible weather forecast for today, I declared day #13 to be a forced rest day. Cedar City is actually a good place to have a rest day – they have very […]Read more "Day 13 / Cedar City, UT"
May 9th, 2019 / (89km/53miles, 750hm, 4:30hrs) The day starts late. I’m not used to having “lost” an hour to MDT timezone yet, I’m still tired from yesterday and there’s no rush this morning as today won’t be a particularly long stretch to cover. The diner next door offers breakfast and after having packed all […]Read more "Day 12 / Milford, UT to Cedar City, UT"
May 8th, 2019 / (133km/83miles, 1300hm, 8hrs) The day starts with a sunny sky, very few clouds, the rainy weather from yesterday afternoon is gone. I start at 6am as today I’ve one of the longest stretches to tackle: 133km or 83 miles with an elevation gain of roughly 1300 meters. 12 kilometers after Baker, […]Read more "Day 11 / Baker, NV to Milford, UT"
May 7th, 2019 / (100km/67miles, 1200hm) Woke up at 5:15am this morning, got myself ready, packed and left Ely for one of the medium-length legs of the tour: 100km to Baker, NV, the last stop before entering Utah. It’s pretty cold today when I leave – around 1°C – and for most of the day […]Read more "Day 10 / Ely, NV to Baker, NV"
May 6th, 2019 / (124km/77miles, 1300hm) This morning during breakfast at the motel I run into Daniel, another German bicyclist who’s crossing America — in his case from NYC to San Francisco. He’s already 40 days on the road and expects to be in San Francisco in 4 days from today. He has been taking […]Read more "Day 9 / Eureka, NV to Ely, NV"
May 5th, 2019 / (112km/70miles, 811hm) I plan to start early today — and leave the Motel at shortly past 6am. First stop is the Toiyabe Cafe which opens at 6am and got recommended for breakfast. I have just ordered two eggs with bacon, coffee and an orange juice, when the door opens and in […]Read more "Day 8 / Austin, NV to Eureka, NV"
May 4th, 2019 / (80km/48miles) US-50 again. Straight. One slight bend. Straight again. Arrived. More or less that was the day. I decide to have a rest day today in buzzing Austin, Nevada, with a stunning population of 120, declining though. The route today went along the shoulder of US-50 (surprise) which was in excellent […]Read more "Day 7 / Cold Springs Station, NV to Austin, NV"
May 3rd, 2019 / (100km/62miles) Most notably, there was US-50. Seriously, I leave Fallon early again and happen to ride through the downtown area that I had missed yesterday. Actually, I think I haven’t missed anything. After a few kilometers thru Fallon and past the adjacent military airbase, I hit US-50 again which leads East. […]Read more "Day 6 / Fallon, NV to Cold Springs Station, NV"
May 2nd, 2019 / (100km/62miles) I started shortly after 7am at -2°C and followed US-50 all day long while it got warmer and warmer. The whole route led along the shoulder of the highway and there was quite some traffic, especially in the morning hours. So far this day has been the one disappointing one: […]Read more "Day 5 / Carson City, NV to Fallon, NV"