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Old 12-03-2012, 07:09 PM   #56
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Day 5: Friday, Sept 14th 2012

Garden City UT to Pocatello ID – 132 miles

On the road by 9:30 this morning, another casual start. Trying to rest Tom's foot as much rest as possible. Still another 1300 miles of rocks and other fun surprises.

Normal routine, topped off our gas and drink bladders in Garden City. Tom and I use a simple method of paying for normal expenses that works for us, simply by alternating even/odd days. Big ticket items like bike parts and tires are excluded, but the routine transactions seem to balance in the end, and makes it that much faster to get out of town.

Plan for the today; quick ride north to Pocatello, goto PowerSports, buy and mount fresh tires, then ride west on the T2 route till a good camping spot is found. That was the plan anyway, until Mr Murphy raised his ugly head. More on this later...

From Garden City, rode west on US 89 for approx 15 miles then turned north onto nice graded gravel Franklin Basin Rd, towards the ID border. Nice and fast...

Sheep grazing country

Near Hull valley

Very near hwy 36, Tom motioned to stop. The dreaded nose bleed, lots of dust the past few miles.

After the bleeding got under control, rolled north onto hwy 36 then after a short distance turned towards Oneida Narrows Reservoir. Noticed some hot springs along the way

cool harvest patterns, and local hooligans

nice valley ranch and old homestead, complete with cattle resting under the shade tree

always hate to see places go out of business, looked like a good biker type lodge

Next up Pocatello

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