Green River, Utah. 7:46am.
Riding a bicycle through Utah is no joke. If you’re not prepared, you pay for it. We just hit our first town in this state – Green River. The first town also marks the first gas station, store and water source since about 20 miles before the border to colorado. That means it’s been about 80 miles since the last gas station.
Yesterday was pretty rough- especially on Daniel. First he found out that his brother in California has sold off Daniel’s computer, cell phone, bicycle and bike trailer to get money to buy crack. Then he realized that he’d forgotten his tent poles behind at our last campsite… THEN it turned out we’d both grossly miscalculated our water usage and therefore ran out of water hardcore. We started flagging down cars on the highway, waving our empty water bottles in the air. Total we made 5 cars stop and out of one or them we got 3 bottles of water, a coke, a rootbeer and two sandwiches!! People are just too good sometimes!
We slept on a couple or picnic tables at a rest stop by the side of the road. I heard Daniel rushing up in the middle of the night, he had woken up with a Black Widow spider climbing around on top of him. I wouldn’t even know what to do if I got bitten by one, so I will say that it is a relief to do this leg together with someone else.
Utah is absolutely beautiful. We’re riding through this sort of canyon type thing with big red mesas on either side of the highway. It’s very dry, there is little vegetation and overall very dramstic and barren. I’m doing this post off my phone so no pictures, just a map update below.
I’ll be back with you as soon as I can! And please, if you have the means, don’t forget to make a donation to the earthworks fundraiser by clicking that funky looking “biking against fracking” logo on the right hand side of your screen! Thank you!!