Welcome to the Great Wide Open!
I was watching out for tanks at the tank crossing signs!
I can see for miles and miles! Wait, is that Nebraska over there? I hear that it's nice.
Had to add a little "Walking Dead"!
Well after this little stop, I ended doing a little bit of climbing and found a real long, steep climb and decided to get out of the big ring, and made it to the top and about hacked up a lung at the top (wow, I'm out of shape!), and I tried to get back to the big rind, but my shifter wouldn't get it back over far enough (guess my cable had stretched too much), so I stopped and hand-jammed it back on the big ring and decided not to drop down to the little ring again, so I motored on.
On the back side of the ranges, I found a couple of descents and they we awesome, despite heading into the wind now, since the wind was blowing at 20-25 from the south southwest, but I still managed a nice tuck heading down. I ended up getting to an intersection that had fencing and gates on 5 sides. WTF? Who does this? Oh yeah, the Army, go figure. Well I ended up with two choices, ride back to where the fences began and go around them, or slide thru the gate, which was wide enough for my big butt and then I'd would have had to lift my bike over the gap in the gate. Guess which one I did? Well I'm not telling, but that pissed me off to no end! Here is a picture once I was on the other side of the gate.
Note lack of smile and narrow gap in fence.
Well after that little setback, I continued on until I reached the Ogden ECP, and entered post again and this is where I finally saw traffic, people, buildings since I started out on my ride. Like I said, I set out to find nothing and accomplished that!
But I ended up with a good deal of sun on my face, a 32 mile ride, which despite starting out the first hour at about 19 mph average, I ended up with an over all 16.75 mph average for 1:53:22 total ride time! Not too bad! And I know that there is a freaking fence on one of my routes, so I know not to go that way again, and yes, I wore long sleeves because it was "only" in the mid 60s, but this coming week, it looks like 80s! Oh yeah! Going to start working on that biker tan lines here this week! Well hope you all had a great weekend too! Keep the rubber side down!