Friday, August 14, 2015
Too much heat
Today I left Provo Ut with the intentions of going to Tooele Ut, to the Miller Motosports Park for the weekend of motorcycle racing. When I got to Tooele and it was 98 degrees and the main street was under construction from one end of town to the other and with traffic going at a speed of about 2mph, I was about to melt. I stopped and decided that I would not enjoy watching the races in that kind of heat, along with the high cost of a room, which I checked on, and the sign I saw that said expect traffic delays this weekend for some event. I didn't catch what it was but I thought you allready have a big traffic problem and I don't want to be here if it is going to get worse. I also couldn't make the left turn that I needed, there were only a few places to turn left in the whole town because of the construction. So here I am back in Kemmerer Wy. The rooms are cheap, the Mexican food is great and the temp is perfect. Time to get the maps out. I've decided to spend the next couple of days riding in Idaho and Montana, I think. I didn't take many pictures today, not until I got up in the mountains a ways and the temp dropped. I do use a "Hyperkewl" vest. You soak it in water for a few minutes and "squeeze" out the excess water it works great as long as you are moving more than 10 or so mph. I wear it under an armoured mesh jacket and am very cool and comfortable riding in the heat with the vest on. You need to add water about every 4-5 hours in the low humidity areas like here in the west. I just can't seem to handle standing in the baking sun and 98 degree heat anymore, hat or not. Well lets see what we got for pics today.