On crazy-guy-on-a-bike, I have been reading some journals of people who rode the Western Express. Their stories have made me curious about doing this route myself.
There is one section that puzzles me, and that is the section between Hanksville UT and Blanding UT. The only service between those two (when following US95) is "Fry Canyon Store and RV Park". I picked up some stories about it having a motel (Fry Canyon Lodge), but in no bike journal I have read a report of someone staying there, nor someone had diner, nor someone picked up water.
If I plan to do this route, should I count on finding a lodge there? I really don't like camping so I hope there really is a motel.
The reason why I ask this, is because I could pick up next day going to Mexican Hat (Valle) and Monument Valley. If Fry Canyon Lodge is unavailable I have no other option than to push through to Blanding, missing out on Monument Valley.