Day 7 – Burley to Brigham City

Day 7 of PAC tour takes us from Burley, Idaho to Brigham City, Utah. This will be my third state and the only one on the tour which I have visited before.

The day started as usual with breakfast in the car park by the PAC Tour trailer. This is usually at 6am allowing for departure at 7am although this can be advanced by half an hour on really long days.

Welcome to Utah

Welcome to Utah

The border crossing came after 62 miles of fairly easy riding, albeit with a height gain of 2700ft . Once across the border the scenery remained pretty much the same (read – monotonous!) although after a while it did get progressively more hilly.

More long,straight, flat roads just before the Utah border.

More long,straight, flat roads just before the Utah border.

The hightlight of the morning was passing the 1000 mile mark just before lunchtime. To date I have actually covered more miles than anyone else on the Tour by virtue of the extra days ride in from Astoria and also the 60 miles I did on my own on the very first day . Not being sure what the milo would do I took a picture expecting it to show the magic 1000, but alas it just zero’d to nought again.

The first 1000 miles - milo zero'd itself to nought.

The first 1000 miles - milo zero'd itself to nought.

During the afternoon, as the temperature rose well into the nineties, we passed the ATK factory. These people make rockets including the solid fuel boosters for the Shuttle.

A replica of the solid fuel booster for the Shuttle outside the ATK factory - Utah

A replica of the solid fuel booster for the Shuttle outside the ATK factory - Utah

Today was a long day with a very hot afternoon, in fact it was still 93f when I finished at just after 6pm.

 Russ and Jay coming into a SAG stop

The Welcome Arch in Brigham City

The Welcome Arch in Brigham City

In the evening we went out for a meal at a local restaurant only to find that (being Utah with its antiquated alcohol laws) they did not serve beer. Disaster!!  I had to make do with 3 pints of milk to re-hydrate on whilst eating my dinner.

The officvial PAC Tour map showing our progress - it looks like we are getting somewhere now!

The official PAC Tour map showing our progress - it looks like we are getting somewhere now!

After such a long day sleep came easy that night.

Stats for the day:-

Distance: 149 miles

Climbing: 4300ft

Temp: around 95f at highest

Wildlife: More of the same (all roadkill) Snakes, Skunk, Deer, Rabbits.

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