|Distance||73.34 kms||45.36 miles|
|Climbed||562 meters||1,844 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||5.58||-|
|Avg speed||8.1 kph||-|
|Distance||27,259.66 kms||16,938.57 miles|
|Climbed||285,869 meters||937,890 feet|
|Ride time (hours)||1,935.65||-|
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
In the semi-circle of rock walls where I camped the wind appears to be coming from the northeast. I suspect that this is just a result of the cliffs distorting the wind's true direction. I drag the bike down the wash, under the fence, and back onto the road. Yup, the wind is really coming from the west. Coming fast.
I pass the exit for a dirt road I was eying on the map, it's calling my name. I need to get to a town though. Tomorrow is Mothers Day so I want to have cellphone service; and there could be some weather coming in tonight. I keep going for Kanab.
Today is just a slow grind into the wind. When I arrive in Kanab I stop at a private campground but they have no tent sites left. I am relieved to hear this, now I have an excuse to get a motel which is what I really want. Two guys from Fall River, MA are working on the motel I stop at. We shoot the shit for a while, long enough for my chowdahead accent to start slipping out. You can send me to the ends of the earth but put me with a chowdahead and I'll be drivin' cahhs, goin' ta bahhs, and debating the wisdom of letting Wes Welkahh go. They tell me the Bruins are on tonight, 5th game series tied with the Habs. I take a nap, go shopping, and get back in time for the third period. Good game.