Old Flying Farts Bicycling Club
Tropic, Utah to Torrey, Utah

This morning, we took the time to drive through Bryce Canyon National Park and saw some of the most beautiful scenery in America.  As much as I have traveled in my life, I have never seen anything like this--see pictures of week 2.

Once done with our tour, we hopped on the bikes and began the ride to Torrey, Utah (the entrance to Capital Reef National Park).  The ride threw a bit of everything at us from 16% grades, unbelievable views, dangerous roads to high winds coming down off the mountains.  We are defintely feeling stronger with each day's ride, but we are looking forward to a break in Colorado in a few days.  We had dinner at the Rim Rock resturant which came recommended to us becuase of the spectacular views.  We were not disappointed.  The 360 degree views were only outclassed by the food.

We met a few other riders today that are doing the cross country route that we are doing but they started in Yorktown, VA and are riding to San Francisco, CA.  They have been on the road for 8 weeks and have two more weeeks to finish.  That is the biggest difference in our situation.  We only have 44 days to start and complete this ride (6 weeks), and that is really pushing it but I have to get back to my job. 

If you look at the map page, you can see were we are at on a daily basis.  As of today, we are 1/2way through Utah and on our way to Colorado.  We should be in Colorado on Tuesday.

Happy 4th of July to everyone.

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