Days after rain are very pretty, right? I started the day off in West Valley City, UT at about 7:30am. I wanted to get a head start before my new frame arrived. I wanted to go as far as I could. Somehow, it never gave me any problems! Talk about miracles! I just kept going and going.
I drank so much water, I had to find restrooms three times in the first hour! Then my Gatorade spilled all over my bag…guess I’ll need to use a different bottle for that.
In most of the cities, it was nice to use a trail. However, once I got north of Ogden, I had to share the road. There wasn’t much of a shoulder, so it could be pretty scary at times! I’m pretty sure I saw every type of roadkill…deer, skunk, falcon, pigeon, etc. Boy, do they stink! Makes me pedal faster for sure!
A lot of people passed me, in cars and on bikes. I got lots of thumbs up and waves. Some people would pass me, pull over, and take pictures or videos as I passed them! Hope they tag #theonewheelman! I also passed a summer camp with tons of kids. They were all waving excitedly. That’s one good way to encourage and motivate. I’ve got a good crowd of cheerleaders!
It was such a beautiful day! Cloudy with a mild breeze, but all below 80°F. So nice! I thought my frame would give out, but it never did. The frame did arrive about 3 hours in, but I haven’t changed it yet.
I finally made it to Brigham City, UT at 3:45pm, stopping at the Brigham City LDS temple. That was my Personal Record of miles in one day! 63 miles, wow! I sure was tired. But so great! What a great day to be a unicyclist!
For dinner, we ate at a buffet with my hard-of-hearing brother-in-law and his family and a deaf friend and his family. It felt so good to finally be full after practically snacking all day!
Day 2 Stats:
Started 7:30am in WVC, UT
Ended 3:45pm in Brigham City, UT
7 hours of riding
Unicycles do not have gears like a bicycle does. You can change the length of the crank shafts, but you have to use tools to carefully change them.