Cycling Date: Friday 26-June-15
Mileage: 38 miles
Weather: Sunny and hot. Upper 60s to start. Mid 90s to end. Very few clouds.
Highlights of the day:
After nearly 100 miles yesterday, no one really complained about going just shy of 40 today. To add a little fun, we hold our annual America by Bicycle scavenger hunt. We might have folks who range in age from the mid-20s to the mid-70s. Today, we all congregated right around 12-14 years old as we scoured the landscape for odd items on our hunt list. Teams get points for creativity, so the staff is looking forward to the items and the associated stories that will be shared after dinner tonight.
Today was very relaxed. Everyone slept in or at least tried, had a nice breakfast, and left for our 38 mile ride at 8:30. On the way many stopped at two falls of note - Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls. Both were off the route and added a few more miles & some good climbing as well. The views of Shoshone Falls were definitely worth the effort. Twin Falls was just a few more miles up the road. This location had, as the name implied, two sets of falls. Although it was difficult to tell with one of them completely surrounded by a hydroelectric project. More pictures were taken and then it was time to get back on route to Burley.
The route traveled through fields on frontage roads along I-84. We saw more of the large array of irrigation technology that has been prevalent over the last few days. Lots of potatoes, sugar beets, and alfalfa were the crops I could identify. Or at least I hope I identified them correctly. We seemed to be coming through on crop dusting day. I spotted at least 3 different planes playing around the fields. It is work but it looked like the pilots were having fun pulling hard turns, diving, pulling up and repeating it over again.
We arrived at the motel several hours before check-in time but were greeted by a very friendly hotel staff with ice water and clean rooms. Time to hydrate and rest up for tomorrow.