After some lovely new oatmeal (thanks again Pat!) we left our little cabin in Steamboat Lakes State Park around 09:00. We rode mostly downhill into a rather fresh headwind, in 50 degree temperatures, for about 30 miles until we rode into Steamboat Springs. We stopped at the first grill we saw and had big burgers …
After a whopping big ranch breakfast and lots of conversation with the owners, we finally left the Ladder Ranch around 09:00. It was a cool and overcast morning but we had lots of climbing to do so that was ok. After a few minutes of riding we rode into Colorado and it started raining. It … Continue reading Day 38: Nasty weather in Colorado!
It was quite cold last night and we had very heavy frost on our dry sacks and tents and lots of ice in our water bottles. So we had two cups of cafe mocha before we were very productive… It was just before 10:00 when we started riding and we had immediate steep hills- though … Continue reading Day 37: Aspen Alley and the Ladder Ranch
We left Rawlins around 09:30 on a very cool and overcast morning. It was in the mid 40’s and we had a nice 10-12 mph tailwind. About 5 miles outside of town we came across an ice chest beside the road. It had a note on it that said for cyclists to take water and … Continue reading Day 36: Wyoming hospitality at its finest
We are resting, doing laundry, and buying lunch supplies and snacks for the last week of the trip. And eating and drinking lots. Continue reading Day 35: Rest day in Rawlins
We had a little rain as we were having breakfast and breaking camp. It didn’t rain very hard and it was cool with beautiful clouds when we started riding. We had full water bottles and had to go only 33 miles to the next water source- A&M Reservoir (not affiliated with the University…). Well, it … Continue reading Day 34: A VERY long ride to Rawlins, WY
We had a huge and delicious breakfast made by Bill & Carmela at 07:00 and sat around talking for a good hour afterwards. Delightful people! They have 3 little cabins they rent to only Great Divide hikers & cyclists. If you show up in a car, they turn you down because with a car you … Continue reading Day 33: First day of the Great Divide Basin
It was 23 degrees when we got up this morning- ice on the bags and in our water bottles- and ice in the water bottles is a treat! We hit the road around 09:30 and it was up and down for the next 3-4 hours. We thought it was going to be pretty flat but … Continue reading Day 32: A VERY hilly ride to Atlantic City, WYe
We had a great breakfast then hit the post office to pick up our food shipment. Alas, it was not there- we are now batting .500 on food shipments… Fortunately there was an outdoor store in town and we got our freeze dried dinners and desserts there. Then off to the grocery store for lunch … Continue reading Day 31: A beautiful ride into the middle of nowhere
Since we only had 35 miles to go to get to Pinedale, we slept in until 07:00. It was about 40 degrees when we got up and the cafe mocha was hot and delicious! I did have to repeatedly chase a squirrel away that was trying to get into Johnny D’s food sack but he … Continue reading Day 30: Set a new average speed record heading into Pinedale, WY!