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Right now I am considering two options for this summer.
#1. Selling my bicycle in May and then taking Greyhound to Wyoming for the summer in Jackson Hole to backpack. Or:
#2. Keeping my bike, and riding to the north towards Jackson WY and living on my bike all the way there. Option two seems more rational in a sense as for the cost of a bus ticket to Wyoming I could cycle there and use the same money to just eat on. I just looked it up currently its $106 at the cheapest fare to Idaho Falls ID one way. Then I would have to take a shuttle to Jackson for another $70 one way. So for the $176 I could eat and bike tour for about a month and still make it there in that amount of time. At between $5 and $10 a day I could spend between 16 and 35 days cycling to NW Wyoming. And I would go to Panguitch, Bryce NP, Escalante UT, and follow my nose back to Wyoming.
Yeah, its a lot of miles, 560 going the straightest most direct routes. Going the scenic route much farther. Last Fall/Winter in 2012 it took me 2 weeks to ride from Jackson WY to Show Low AZ at about 1000 miles.
Note I sent this email to myself as well as you. I do that because this way I save my idea to myself, by doing so I can make better decisions in the future, acting on planned idea's.
I, at the moment thinking about this would rather do option #2 because of the thrill of adventure, and I like an adventure! I have been on many of them the last 37 years since June 1977 when I first left home in Hope Arkansas to hitchhike 8000 miles around the USA and then hitch another 2000 miles to Anchorage AK.
Ya'll have known me fairly well these last 5 years since I joined this site. I like to bicycle tour, cause a car is something I would have to learn to drive and seems way to expensive to me being I have never had one. My idea's are extensive because I am a FreeBird, in Lynard Skynard's words.
I have thought about this and have about 4 more months to ponder it some more. I may do this or something completely different. I will have to wait and see. Check back here at Trip Planning and eventually I will come up with a game plan and let ya know.