Day 2 160 miles.
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. A little knowledge which acts is worth infinitely more than knowledge that is idle."
~John Quincey Adams
What contrasts. We ate a feast yesterday with fifty friends and today enjoyed a quiet sandwich together at an empty campground. We stayed in the shade as the temperatures hovered around 86 and today at Cedar Breaks the gauge read 46. From sage desert to mountains to high desert country, the landscape blessed us with rocks of pink, yellow, red, orange, brown and grey.
Still unable to just ride, we stopped at our cabin to meet our builder who's rehabbing the place from flood damage. Then as we rode, we spotted a Home Depot in Richfield. Again,we needed to stop and choose lights for the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen.
Surprise, Kyle Petty and his Victory Junction fundraising bikers were due to arrive in town tonight! We booked a KOA spot and returned to town. A band played classic rock tunes, and fnally Kyle and his 150 supporters arrived. A good time was had by all. Except Quilter Girl, who struggled to get online banking underway. She's not alone in the frustration department. This stupid iPad spent 7 hours supposedly loading my post to the blog, with no success.Very frustrating! Once again,no pictures. I trained on this thing do this would be seamless, and the first day it disappointed. Hopefully we'll find an Apple store in Salt Lake City.
It hasn't sunk in that we are on a really long ride. It feels like we could just turn back any day, but that ain't happening. We're 1/2 of 1% through the ride. However (except for the ridiculous computer woes) we are slowing down. And tonight, perhaps we'll get a full night's sleep. QG will take Ambien and I'm going natural with earplugs.