Monday, March 30, 2015

Newport Reloaded

There is a swagman bike rack waiting for me in Newport Oregon....

My prior attempt to bike from Eagle Mountain Utah to Newport Oregon failed. I had a very limited time available for the ride. To do it I needed to get about 160 miles a day, so I picked my nice light road bike. Unfortunately I got trapped in a snow storm and with a foot of snow on the ground the skinny road bike tires just were not safe.

Well I now have a bigger window to do the trip. This means this time I can use my mountain bike and camp along the way.

I like my new route. Now I can take dirt roads instead of having to do sections on the freeway. Here is my planned route for the Brigham City to Newport section. From Lehi to Ogden I will go on the Frontrunner train, and then I will just go up the main highway from Ogden to Brigham City.

Assuming I get the income taxes filed to day, I should be ready to start early tomorrow morning.


  1. Good luck Dan. Keep posting so we can follow along.

  2. Have a safe trip, Dan! Oregon is beautiful. We used to spend a week in Bend during the summer. Bring back some good tales to tell.

  3. Anonymous7:49 AM

    Dan good luck ill be praying for you. I wish I could be with you on this adventure. Kendall

  4. Anonymous10:29 PM

    Dan, I ordered your South Pole book on-line. I'm a fat-biker in NW Alaska and can't wait to read about your exploits and maybe get some sled ideas to take the backpack weight off my shoulders. Thanks for your blog.


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