The Team is At Work (Day Sixteen)
I am sorry to disappoint - but there will be no blog from Matt today. We just finished a strenuous day that covered 112 miles and over 7200 ft of climbing across the Utah high desert. Matt did tremendous with a strong start and a even stronger finish. I have sent him to bed with no blogging tonight! We have another 100+ day in high temperatures with lots of climbing tomorrow. Matt will be back soon - promise!
Note 1 - The picture I included occurred at exactly the 1000 mile mark of The Ride. I set the odometer on my bike computer when we left Santa Rosa on June 9th. When I looked down and saw 999.7 miles on the meter and glanced to my left, I knew mile 1000 would never be forgotten. We had the opportunity to have Kerry Bunday with us today to share this moment.
Note 2 - If anyone is thinking of camping in Hanksville, UT over the summer, I suggest you reconsider. The mosquitos here are relentless. It has something to do with an irrigation canal nearby. I am killing mosquitos in my HOTEL ROOM now as I type this entry - no joke!