We decided to start our riding earlier due to the heat out west. Was over 100 degrees yesterday afternoon in Gunnison, CO. We were wilting in the sun. Expecting hotter days in Utah and Nevada. Our multiple alarms went off at 4:15 am, in the saddle and riding by 5. Temps were a cool 60 degrees and dry.
We were concerned that Interstate 70/US 50 would be crowded and speedy from Grand Junction, CO to Salina, UT. We were wrong. Traffic was very light with broad lanes and shoulders. Of course, we had to stop and snap photos every 30 miles, it seems. The scenery is spectacular in eastern Utah.
And more desert riding before we ended the day in Ely, NV, riding 430 miles in all today.