Saturday, October 5, 2013
Moab Diary Day Five: Marathon Miles
Today we started out in freezing Monticello, headed down to the Valley of the Gods and up Moki Dugway. In my last posts I put some photos. But it was epic. The pictures don't even capture how amazing this ride was. Not only was it beautiful, the ride was on dirt and washout gravel which made it challenging as well. By the time we got to the top of Moki Dugway I had snapped off the rack that was holding my extra fuel. It was just hanging off the back of my bike. So I did a quick repair and attached it to the top of my bag so we could hit the road again.
We left that beautiful spot and jammed down to Mexican Hat where we grabbed Navajo lunch. Then it was full throttle for a couple hundred miles.
Overall, that part was pretty uneventful, except for the part where I lost my iPhone!!!
We pulled out of the gas station in Page, Arizona, getting ready to cross back into Utah over the Glen Canyon Dam when I felt the lightest, weird touch in my right leg. I knew immediately that my iPhone had fallen out of my tank bag. I just knew by the way it felt in my leg. Then it was instant terror!! Everything is on that phone. I was freaked.
I pulled off the side of the highway and backtracked but nothing. Then I got off my bike and walked it. And there I saw it. On the side of the road in the dirt. I just saw the back side. I thought it was a fragment of my nice new iPhone 5S... I raced over and picked it up. Not a scratch!!! The cover totally protected it.
So that's the story. Tomorrow we ride through Zion Canyon and then on to Las Vegas, maybe back to Afton Canyon where it all started.