You know you’re in the right breakfast spot when there are a dozen farmers in there discussing moisture (or lack there of), the heat, and commodity prices. Home Cafe. Jackpot!!
The terrain is really taxing my limited photography skills. It’s kind of the same view for miles and miles and more miles.
I met my first west-bound rider. Rick left Bar Harbor, Maine on 4/30 heading to Anacortes, WA. We had a 10 minute chat alongside the road about what’s ahead for each of us. Since we’re heading in opposite directions, what was easy for him won’t be for me and vice versa.
The major heat wave has officially caught up with me. Mid-90’s in the afternoon.
Here is a sample of road today. I-15 north and south to the left and I-Just Pete on the right. Very little traffic on our road.
I had hoped to make it about 20 miles further than I did today. The heat really drained me in the afternoon. Sun beating down at 95 degrees and then radiating up from pavement. Not good. It’s a plus that everywhere I stop has let me fill water bottles with ice.
The heat is going to get more intense for the next 3-4 days. Really not good.
To make Bristol on 7/8, I’m going to have to average about 80 miles per day. Questioning the possibility of that tonight.
Worst case scenario, I get picked up somewhere short of Bristol and deposited back wherever that is after Reunion. I’ll be trying my hardest but, with this heat wave, it will be difficult.
I’ll keep pedaling and you keep the positive vibes coming. Deal?