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Routes / WE Advice - Hanksville to Blanding
« on: August 12, 2013, 05:35:40 am »
Credit Card touring the WE from Bryce UT to Pueblo CO this year. Looking at the AC maps, I'm scratching my head over the ride from Hanksville UT to Blanding UT, and could use some input from those of you who have experienced this area.

Option #1 is that I can do it in a one-day straight shot of 126 miles, but it would be a one-day straight shot of 126 miles... with no services :(

Option #2 is to do two days with an overnight stop at Defiance House in Bullfrog Marina. The downside to this routing is that due to the schedule of the ferry that crosses the Lake Powell, I wouldn't be able to start a century day until 11am, putting me in the dark riding into Blanding.

Thoughts?

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Connecting ACA Routes / Western Express - North Lake Powell Lodging
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:41:03 pm »
Hi All,

Planning an early summer 2013 credit card ride on the WE from Bryce to Pueblo. The stretch from Hanksville to Blanding on 95 looks sad on the AC maps. Is there any lodging options at Hite?

Alternately, has anyone taken 276 through Bullfrog Basin floating on the Burr/Hall Ferrey? Any lodging to be had around there?

Ride On,
Scott

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Routes / Newbie Advice / Western Express
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:05:25 am »
Good Morning Riders,

I will be riding the Western Express, SF to Bryce Canyon, starting mid-September. This will also be my first solo/unsupported ride, so I currently have a healthy nervousness about my upcoming adventure. I have opted for hotels each night, for which I have made reservations. I will be averaging 75 miles/day. I've done several rides in the Rockies, so the climbs don't intimidate me too much. I have many questions, but the few that come to mind are:

Is there cell service from Fallon to Cedar City?
What is the shoulder situation on Lonely Highway 50?
Are drivers cordial on Highway 50?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated on the route and general solo touring.

Scott

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Routes / Colorado: Empire to Boulder
« on: August 12, 2004, 12:46:28 pm »
My two wheeled friends,

I will be riding in Colorado in a few weeks. I am trying to make a loop
from Estes Park>Grand Lake>Winter Park>Empire>Boulder>Estes. I
have been studying maps and am unsure of the Empire to Boulder leg,
anyone have advice?

Scott Skaja
St. Paul, MN


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