Today was a rest day, but also an opportunity to visit with our sister-in-law Julie's mother, Ann, who lives in Grand Junction. We had a wonderful lunch at the Rockslide Brewery
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Brrr! It's cold camping at this elevation.
Friday, July 29, 2011
We left early in the morning and drove back to Dolores where I started my ride along the Dolores River. It was a gentle uphill grade for 1000 feet elevation gain.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Since our campsite in Dolores was in the front yard and on the main street through town, we decided to relocate today farther down the road. We chose Matterhorn Campground about 53 miles away and just over Lizard Head Pass. This was the view from our campsite.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Time to contribute more miles today. I got going early, it was actually chilly, so for me, the riding was great. Hello, Colorado! First town was Dove Creek, where Dick took this picture.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday was a Rest Day. Monday was a riding day. In the morning, I rode from Blanding to Monticello, 22 miles and 1200 feet elevation gain in 4 hours.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The sun rose on Hite Recreation Area as I rode away this morning. You can barely see the bridge over the Colorado River as I climbed the first steep hill.
Miles = 1073
Miles = 1073
Friday, July 22, 2011
Today begins Week 5 of this bicycle tour. I rode from Caineville to Hanksville and since it was relatively flat, it was a fast ride. The terrain changed again as we left the Capitol Reef boundaries.
I've put Hite Recreation Area on my list of LEAST desirable campgrounds. The ground was so hot when we went to bed that staying in the center of one's Thermarest was essential; it provided the only cooling unsulation.
Miles = 1011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
There goes a nice person early in the morning. Dick climbed the first steep hill for me and then I got to take over.
Miles = 947