Today’s scenery primarily consisted of lots of open roads with long flats and rolling hills with low sage bush, but we were also treated to deep gorges of Flaming gorge in Utah. It was also another three State day – Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.
Today we spent time exploring the Flaming Gorge in Utah from a number of different perspectives. The colours are quite amazing in the surrounding hills.
Our first real glimpse came from the Sheep Creek Overlook which required a climb up a nice cutting which made for a great bike road.
And then from this overlook we moved onto the Flaming Gorge visitors centre where we had more of an opportunity to walk around and explore this beautiful place.
From here it was back on the road and we pretty much hightailed it across into Colorado and onto Steamboat Springs stopping only to refuel and to rest as it was pretty warm.
I must say that I have been struggling with the miles on this trip which is quite strange given that these are only relatively short days compared to what I m used to. However I think there is a combination of factors affecting me – I’m having to concentrate and work harder on this bike as it is a big wobbly barge. And then out on the big open roads where this bike should come into its own I am getting hammered by buffeting which I need to crouch right down under the screen to get some relief. Then on top of that there is the added concentration of riding in a group.
Then by late afternoon we entered of destination for tonight Steamboat springs where we are staying in a flash ski resort just out of town.
Here are a couple of additional random shots from today.
Tomorrow is our last day of this tour as we head to Denver and say goodbye to all our new friends that we have made and shared the road with over the last couple of weeks.