Monday, August 13, 2012

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 25

Feeling ambitious, I rode 47 miles across central Utah. It took almost 2 hours and 14 minutes and used 2,350 calories! Starting from the Pony Express Canyon Station [N40 04 36.6 W113 50 44.4], I traveled along the Pony Express-Overland Stage Trail to the Pony Express Black Rock Station [N39 52 41.1 W113 16 17.5]. Along the way, I passed the sites of three other Pony Express Stations: Willow Springs Station [N39 54 01.1 W113 42 50.9]; Boyd’s Station [N39 50 37.7 W113 33 11.9], and; Fish Springs Station (N39 50 52.9 W113 24 38.9).

I broke the ride into two parts. The first half was very fast. It included almost ten miles of downhill and then ten plus miles of very flat terrain. After a quick break to stretch my legs, the second half of the ride was more entertaining. The road looped north around a mountain range before turning back to the east. It was visually an interesting ride in Google Earth.

I upgraded the firmware on the bike on Saturday. It appears that this fixed the bug where the Google Earth view would freeze at 1,000 calories.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

at the end of the second leg of the ride

at the end of the first leg of the ride, just before turning north

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