Virgin River Gorge: May 29, 2014

One word, hot!

One word, hot!

My girls don’t like the heat. It doesn’t bother me as much, though I’ll be the first to admit I can no longer ride in the the bed of a mini pick up truck to Lake Havasu, during the summer, like in my youth. When we pulled into the Virgin River Gorge at high noon it was already 95 degrees and a little breezy. By 4pm it was 100 degrees with furnace blasts of 25 mph. When I don’t like hot weather is while I’m trying to sleep.  The solar panel kicks ass, but it will not power the air conditioner.  One night of struggling to sleep was enough. Too bad, because it’s a beautiful BLM Campground and virtually empty (duh).  The original plan of staying here three nights was quickly scrapped. It was time to get ourselves to Hurricane and an RV Park with full hook ups so we can crank the air conditioning.

Check out the very bottom of the sign. That makes me nervous.

Check out the very bottom of the sign. That makes me nervous.

My girls trying to beat the heat. Yes, that's a Costco chicken on the table! I drove into St George so I could get cell reception to return work emails and phone calls, and of course visit Costco. It was way too hot to cook.

My girls trying to beat the heat. Yes, that’s a Costco chicken on the table! I drove into St George so I could get cell reception to return work emails and phone calls, and of course visit Costco. It was way too hot to cook.

She's not a fan of hot weather.

She’s not a fan of hot weather.

Once the sun went behind the mountains we took the short walk down to the Virgin River.

Once the sun went behind the mountains we took the short walk down to the Virgin River.

Originally we were going to do three rides in the St George area, at least we got one in, the Santa Clara River Reserve. Great single track single speed riding!.

Originally we were going to do three rides in the St George area, at least we got one in, the Santa Clara River Reserve. Great single track single speed riding!.

The first ride of the 2014 Summer Tour.

The first ride of the 2014 Summer Tour.

 

Loving the steel bike!

Loving the steel bike!

Damn, it was great to get a ride in.

Damn, it was great to get a ride in.

 

 

 

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