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Jake and Emily's ride from Salt Lake to Chicago


We're looking for the gooey center of America.

1,546 miles (2,488 km) over 20 days from July 2, 2011 to July 21, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Events, Tour diaries, Custom bikes, 2-4 weeks
Locales: North America, United States, Utah, Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Cook, Chicago
Year: 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/slcc

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Jake Kassen and Emily O'Brien - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2011
Last update: Thursday July 28, 2011 04:10 (US/Pacific) (edited Mon 8 Aug 2011 14:29 (US/Pacific))
20,346 hits since June 30, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Southeastern WI before we get too close to the Chicago suburbs. Nice riding.


Table of Contents

Introduction and Route: Background Info on us!
Homemade Panniers: Arkel and Ortlieb got nothing on Emily
Route Details: Planning a trip on short notice
The trip starts!: The route "overview"
Day 0 [SLC/Murry, UT]: Salt lake city airport to Murry, UT
Day 1 [Herber City, UT]: How not to leave salt lake
Day 2 [Roosevelt, UT]: Honoring Roosevelt on the 4th of July
Day 3 [Massadona, CO]: Leaving Utah.
Day 4 [Hayden, CO]: Northwestern Colorado
Day 5 [Kremmling, CO]: Into the Northern Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Day 6 [Grand Lake, CO]: Soaking it all in.
Day 7 [Evans, CO]: Rocky Mountain National Park
Day 8 [Sterling, CO]: 100 miles of grass.
Day 9 [Ogallala, NE]: Nice start, windy finish
Day 10 [North Platte, NE]: Wind wind wind
Day 11 [Honey Creek, IA]: Skiping ahead and shortcutting Nebraska
Day 12 [Carroll, IA]: Western Iowa Hills and Flats
Day 13 [Webster City, IA]: A Hidden River Town in Central Iowa
Day 14 [Clarksville, IA]: Pigs Blood in the Heat
Day 15 [Guttenburg, IA]: Scenic Eastern Iowa
Day 16 [Darlington, WI]: Barging into Wisconsin
Day 17 [Janesville, WI]: Bent 'N Dent on a Dimond Frame
Day 18 [Zion, IL]: Becoming a Zionist
Day 19 [Evanston/Chicago, IL]: A hot finish in the Windy City


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