Length of the State of Utah Bicycle Trip

Monday, September 25th 2006


Malcolm went to his dental appointment in the morning, and after he got back, we got out our more lightly-loaded bicycles, and at 11:00 AM continued the trip.  Despite our hopes to the contrary, we still had a light headwind. 


Leaving our home for the rest of the trip, with more lightly-loaded bicycles


We followed Redwood Road to its north end (where it turns east), then east to Bountiful Main Street.  There we stopped to enjoy Baskin Robbins ice cream, then headed north along the UTA bus route.  We could tell we were on the right road as long as we could see bus stop signs. 


Heading toward Kaysville, in the Farmington area




We went through Kaysville, stopping to eat at a Quizno’s place.  Then we passed over to the west of I-15, and followed highway 126 through Layton, Clearfield, Roy, and Farr West. 


The road was pretty non-descript, so we didn’t think to take any photos.  The good thing about it is that it avoids the hills the routes east of I-15 have. 


We stopped at Bingham Cyclery in Roy, and finally snacked at a convevience store in Farr West.  It was getting toward rush hour, and there was a lot of traffic on the road. 


Then we went east, over I-15, and joined highway 89 a few miles south of Willard. 


Rugged mountains, south of Willard, seen from highway 89


We followed this road “Utah’s Fruit Way” through Perry, and finally to Brigham City. 


We made it to Brigham City


We checked into the Galaxie Motel in Brigham City at 5:30 PM, and at the restaurant next door, which was quite good.  We picked this motel while still on the south side of town, because it looked like our favorite kind of motel, and because soon there would be a steep downhill we wouldn’t want to pedal back up if we found no motels farther on (a good choice, because there weren’t any). 


On this day, we travelled 54.4 miles, at an average speed of 11.6 MPH.  The bicycles were moving for four hours, 41 minutes.  It took us six hours and 30 minutes to do it. 


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