utbdr 2012
aka, "plan b". It started out ok, following the utah backcountry discovery route.

My own actual route was cut short at Moab...

Just after Moab it all ended early for 6 of the 8 adventurers -- two went on to complete the entire route (go keven and mike m!). It's safe to say the first sections of this route were much more difficult than expected for these intermediate riders on big bikes.

We banked some instant karma by collectively rescuing "Utah", an injured puppy found in the mountains near Monticelo, eventually bringing her home to a new life much closer to the Pacific ocean.
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