More excellent riding today, although we found more amazingly hot weather.
Leaving Black Canyon National Park:
First up, Grand Mesa, CO. This road passes over one of the largest high mesas in the world. I even had to turn on my heated grips to help stay warm as we rode this fantastic road at 11000 ft.
Rim Rock Rd near Grand Junction, CO might be one of the favorites. Its hard to tell, since there is so much to like here. We definitely stopped more to take pictures and read the information signs in the park.
Then we decided to cross the desert into Utah in the heat of the day. I think the temperature was something like 110 F, but I’m not sure. It doesn’t matter, we were hot. When we crossed the Colorado River, we decided to check it out more closely, clothes and all.
Air conditioning suitably re-charged, we rode toward Moab until we grew tired, and found a campsite at Big Bend. Primitive camping tonight at this Bureau of Land Management site along the river outside of Moab, Utah.
7/10/2012 – 248 miles.