I left Montpelier, Idaho at 5:40 AM and by 6:00 AM I had crossed the border into Wyoming. If you're ever in the area, I'd skip Montpelier for lodgings either before or after. Just saying.
Then it was just riding on US 30 East until it junctioned with I-80 near Green River, WY. Not much to report about the riding itself, just a lot of traffic with me being the slowest vehicle tootling along in the right lane.
Near Superior, WY, I took the exit as I was feeling sleepy. I found a frontage road that paralleled I-80 for a bit so I rode along to "wake myself up". I ended up at this sign as a good happenstance because of my tiredness:
Near Point of Rocks
Apparently, one rides a part of the historic Overland Stage Route
I've never seen a gas pump where one puts in cash for gas....weird.
At a RR crossing near Point of Rocks
Continuing on, the next stop was at the exit for the Continental Divide Road. A sign pointed to a nearby small hill where a couple of signs could be seen. Again, fortunate happenstance allowed this cool historical find:
Valencia at the Continental Divide alongside I-80 Slab
Ya know, finding and riding what remains of the Lincoln Highway
would be one heck of a ride report!
The rest of the day was steady riding at 55 mph along the route shown below. Valencia did great though as I got close to the Denver Metro area and its smoky air (due to the numerous wild fires currently burning), Valencia seemed to have slight troubles breathing. I was not getting full power and I bet the air filter is clogged with ash when I check it tomorrow.
Still I made it home safely and Valencia didn't have a single issue! Martha and the boys were waiting for me in the driveway, and you can check out the photos on Martha's blog: LINK, once she gets a chance to write it all up.