Tuesday, March 03, 2015

It was an early morning yesterday I was up before the dawn

Well, I had to abort my trip to Newport. Yesterday I made it up to I84 but the jacket I thought would be water proof wasn't so I was soaked. It was snowing pretty hard and an ambulence went past to take care of an accident on the freeway. The only paved route was to bike on the freeway, and with the weather it just seemed the best thing to do was to stop there. Fortunately I have great relatives in Tremonton. But unfortunately having them pick me up put me back half a days travel.

So this morning I was in the heart of the big snow storm, and figured the best thing was to go back home and try again in a couple of weeks.

Today's ride started in Brigham city. It was snowing hard with several inches of snow on the roads.

I really am a big chicken. I get scared going more than 50 mph down a hill on the bike. So, today going down a hill at over 20 mph with icy roads and skinny tires while trucks were spraying me with slush, was quite spooky.

By the time I made it to Ogden only one gear in the rear was usable. The rest were filled with ice. It is nice to be home, but now I need to start a new plan for getting to Newport. I think this time I'll plan on a tent and more days. 

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