2013 Backroads of the Great Basin 300K Report

Despite a near flawless forecast, on May the 11th, Daniel Tuchyner and I were the only ones to ride this brevet. The temperatures started out in the mid 40s, rising to the mid 80s. The wind forecast was 7-10 MPH.

The route went along many rollers all the way to the base of  short climb, which took us into Eureka where we stopped at a Sinclair c-store before making a u-turn. This route then varied a little from last year as we went further south toward Delta to Lynndyl for our furthest southern checkpoint. We had a slight headwind into Lynndyl, but we alternated pulls making good time. From Lynndyl, the route to Nephi involved more climbing that I anticipated. There were a lot of big rollers and our water supplies were depleted upon our arrival in Nephi. Next year, if we use this same route, I think I will take a filled third water bottle for this section. Dan didn’t complain, but took in this new route all in stride, enjoying the nice temperatures.

The final section, from Nephi, through swallow Goshen Canyon and along the west side of Utah Lake went without incident arriving back to our cars at about 8 p.m., before darkness set in.