Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flat and Fast

Today was super uneventful. Seriously. Super Super Uneventful. I got up at 7:30 and left by 8 o'clock. There was a huge rain cloud moving in and I was just trying to stay ahead of it. It kept going North, when I turned East. So I was good to go.

I got to Fairfield by 10. There was nothing in Fairfield, so I restocked on groceries. I then proceeded to bike 88 miles to Arco, ID. Arco is the first city to be atomically powered. Super exciting there. I am currently staying at a KOA that I got to finally have a hot shower. The roads today were super long, super straight, and super flat. I knocked out around 12o, which is the farthest I have ever done. I am pretty tired right now.

A highlight of my day was riding through Craters of the Moon National Park. This place was crazy. It was probably 15 miles long. It was just these huge mounds and boulders of crazy black lava rock. Apparently, the entire area is old lava rock that came from either a volcano, or just erupted from the Earth's crust (which would make it a volcano technically, right?). I got some sweet photos of it. The Rockies are jutting out on all sides of Arco, and the view is really great. I am excited to get to Jackson, WY though in a couple days so I can have an off day. I am getting tired. I have logged right at 800 miles for the whole trip so far. That is kind of crazy to think about.

Here is a haiku.

"I forgot the rules of haikus.
Why would you go camping in an RV.
Your house is probably nicer, stay there."

Sorry this blogpost sucked, maybe if this trip was interesting or something.


  1. Daniel, I just read every single post. WOW! what an amazing journey you are on.. your gonna be such a blessing to each person you meet along the way. i will be praying for your safety and strength! isaiah 40:31 "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

    godspeed :)

  2. Thanks a ton Ashley,it means a lot. And your bike ride was good too! I won't bash a 27 miler. See you soon probably.