Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia-and-beyond Friday, 1st-June-2012 Provo to Duchesne. 98 miles. A lovely ride up through Provo Canyon first thing this morning. Provo Canyon was very picturesque, with its rocky peaks, blue skies and the last remnants of snow. It’s nice to be back cycling after my unscheduled stop.
The rocky peaks gave way to lush green rolling hills, which in turn gave way to rocky scrubland. It’s one of the reasons I’m enjoying myself here. The countryside completely changes in one day.
This morning was fairly hard cycling, heading up through Provo Canyon, but the scenery more than made up for it. And consequentially, this afternoon, I’ve had a lot of downhills.
What a funny motel tonight. It reminds me of Le Mont St Michel in France but without the steps! The reception is in a different part of town to the rooms. The rooms are all spread out around the town.
I had supper in the local bar, which is always good. But I just can’t get used to being able to sit at the bar and eat a proper meal with a knife and fork. It’s just not something that we do back home, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it before I leave the US!
Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride. I want to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. After my wife, Josie, died of breast cancer in 2007, aged only 42. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate. Every little bit helps to rid the world of this cruel disease.
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