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Day 11 on the road (revised at 1am)

by on Jun.11, 2009, under Cali or Bust!

Today was another short day.

The weather was really bad today, I even had my first encounter with golf ball sized hail today!  It rained (heavy rain) all the way from Ely Nevada until Salt Lake City Utah. All four layers of our clothing were completely soaked and we were really cold, so we stopped in Salt Lake City to get dried off and warmed back up. We decided to go to the huge Gateway Mall to see if we could find any more gear that we could wear in this kind of weather. Luckily, we found a two story Dick’s Sporting Goods Store where they had some Frog Tog suits and some warm gloves. So hopefully tomorrow we can really make some progress without having to deal with the weather so much.

This was at a rest stop in Utah, about an hour outside of Salt Lake City. There were storms all around us.

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These were taken at the mall. The first is of a really cool hippie type store, the second is showing the mall itself. It’s an outside kind of mall with stores up and down the street two stories high, the third picture is of the snowflake fountain.

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Straight ahead in this picture is Mormon Temple (kind of looks like a castle)

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Autumn, here is your picture of our hotel LOL

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My Hyosung picture fell off the back of the sissy bar, so I put my own sticker on it LOL

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Here is the tracking map so far….

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Here is the most current map…

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ANNNNDDDDDDD!!!!! here is the map of where my bike has been after this trip is over!!! (can’t talk bad about my bike anymore after this!!)

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5 Comments for this entry

  • Sarah's Mom

    Man oh man, I’m so glad you both are alright… especially with you having to fight the hail, rain, and wind, all the while, trying to stay on the bikes at a reasonable speed! That’s a wise move by stopping for the day/night and getting dried off and warmed up so you don’t get sick. We had crazy weather In Greenville today also. There were 65 mph winds, rain and small hail. Lots of trees down and power outtages, but no one hurt thank goodness.
    I’m really enjoying ALL your pictures and commentaries! The Gateway Mall looks like it is huge. Great shots of the shops and fountain too! You and Rick stay safe and warm! Love and hugs, Mom :)

  • Petit

    Well, I’m up to date with your postings. I was kind of lost because the tracking site was showing you two in Ely NV two days before your posting said you were. I can’t imagine golf-ball sized hail on a bike. That’s stopping weather for sure. I hope the frog-togs do the trick of staying warm while wet. Hopefully, the front will pass while you two dry out & you can stay behind the rain instead of trying to out run it.

    Better Luck today, Friday. Don’t push yourselves too hard. Stay sharp & rest if you lose your edge. I hope you’ve had a good night & that you both feel healthy. Wash your hands when in towns ’cause that swine flu thing is gaining ground in cities.

  • Autumn

    Hey girl, thanks for the hotel pics…Loved’em! LOL.

    And Petit is right…….They bumped up the swine flu threat to level 6 so not only stay safe and warm…STAY CLEAN LOL!!!!

    I’ll be going to your house again later on this evening sometime between 7 and 10 …my time.
    I’ll call ya when I’m there.

    Hugs and kisses to ya both.

    TTYL

  • Daddy Nodirt

    Hey Kiddo !

    Just glad you two are doing ok and got some new stuff to help fight the cold.

    Stay tuned to weather channel, tornados the other day in Illinois. Weather looking bad everywhere, raining here with flooding conditions. You two beware and be careful of the weather conditions.

    Mamaw calls now to get regular updates on where you two are and where you are going. She is like a mother hen clucking over her eggs waiing for them to hatch (she just wants you back home and worries a little). I too am glad you are having a good vaction but will be glad for your safe return.

    Tell Rick I said howdy and we are all following your journey with much anticipation and good wishes.

    Love and prayers,
    Daddy Nodirt

  • Tony

    HOW DID I KNOW THAT YOU WOULD RIDE 1,000′S OF MILES IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER AND END UP GOING TO A MALL???
    JUST KIDDING, HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOURSELF. KEEP THE PICS COMING AND BE CAREFULL. THE WEATHER HERE IS MISERABLE TOO….

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