NSTR (Nothing Significant to Report) for day 6 except for really hot weather, no fun rides and dinner at the Texas Roadhouse Steak House with the Machidas.
RichardM did provide tools and wise counsel/guidance in the mounting of a universal tractor seat bracket obtained from the Tractor Supply Store. Now the Harley-Davison Police Solo seat I'd mounted is far more secure.
Day 7 would prove to be one of the hotest days I've ridden a motorcycle in. RichardM and Bridget got on the road to Idaho and said our goodbyes as we were staying one more night.
Uma and Fiona
After Bridget and RichardM left for Idaho, Martha and I started the day's sweltering riding with an errand, then we went to the Fort Douglas Army Museum near the Army Reserve center of the same name.
A nice, small museum, covering a bit of the early days of the US Army's involvement with the Utah Territory, the Mormon rebellion known as the Utah War and a nice display of Army weapons, uniforms and vehicles.
There was an emphasis of course of vessels, military personnel related to Utah.
The business end of a 155mm Howitzer
M551 Sheridan Light Tank, I saw it used in
the 82nd Airborne Division
A WWII icon, the M4 Sherman Tank, though
not as armored/powerful as its opponents in Germany,
it's prodigious numbers overwhelmed superior German tanks.
After the museum, we gassed up Fiona and then headed up Emigration Canyon, the road used by early settlers to get into the Utah Valley. Not much to see but a nice short ride. We then got on Interstate 80 for a short bit to get off at Park City, UT.
It was still very hot and all we did was a short potty break off of main street and then we escaped this ski resort town for UT 224 and the road up to Guardsman Pass.
The summit of the pass was choked with cars as folks had come out to try and get away from the heat of the valleys. It was 79 degrees Fahrenheit up there but it did feel cooler than the 94 degrees Fahrenheit down in the valley as we left it!
Today's heat beat my record of 101 degrees Fahrenheit with a new record: 103.6 degrees Fahrenheit! It was truly like riding inside a blast furnace.
Our sunset for our last evening in the Utah Valley:
I finish this with a couple of photos, by Martha, of the iconic Mormon Temple in downtown Salt Lake City.