Day 28, Period Rush: Continued
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Day 28, Period Rush: Continued

June 28, 2021 Casper, WY to Independence Rock, WY 57.8 miles/2,700 ft. 70s/northeast windshttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/70194128 Looking over my short version from...
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Day 28: Period Rush, Short Version
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Day 28: Period Rush, Short Version

Back in Scottsbluff, I brought up the concept of period rush. As you will recall, to history buffs, a period...
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Day 27 Bonus Post: Farewell to Casper
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Day 27 Bonus Post: Farewell to Casper

I have started and discarded multiple posts today. It seems I just don’t have the focus; or rather, my focus...
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Day 27: Mail
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Day 27: Mail

All day I’ve been thinking about mail, and especially about how mail policies in the mid-1800s relate to the Pony...
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Day 26: Weather
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Day 26: Weather

Hanging out in Casper, waiting for a break in the weather. It looks like once this series of storms clears...
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Day 25: Misfortune
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Day 25: Misfortune

I want to tell you a couple of sailing stories that are really not about sailing at all. The first...
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Day 24: Casper, WY
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Day 24: Casper, WY

I have been putting around Casper, WY, all day. I thought I would be hunkered inside, hiding from thunderstorms, but...
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Day 23: Tyrant King of Wyoming
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Day 23: Tyrant King of Wyoming

June 23, 2021 Douglas, WY to Casper, WY 60.4 miles/1,875 feet Temp 94º/Winds 15-25 westhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69860268 Wind—tyrant king of Wyoming. Wind-driven...
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Day 22: Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?
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Day 22: Thank You Sir, May I Have Another?

June 22, 2021 Guernsey, WY to Douglas, WY 66.2 miles/ 2,850 feet High 94º/winds 15-25 westhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69793684 I went from having...
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Day 21: I Got Nuthin’
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Day 21: I Got Nuthin’

June 21, 2021 Torrington, WY to Guernsey, WY 49.5 miles/1,530 feet low-60s/mild headwindhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69733456 Fair warning: I’ve got nothing interesting to...
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Day 20: What Is It With Nebraska and Wind?
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Day 20: What Is It With Nebraska and Wind?

June 20, 2021 Scottsbluff, NE to Torrington, WY 31 miles/700 feet Temp:Low 80s/Wind 15-25, gusts to 30 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69679144 Okay, I...
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Day 19: Bonus Post
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Day 19: Bonus Post

June 19, 2021 Loop Around Scott’s Bluff National Monument 13.6 miles/475 feet Lower 90s/wind southeast @15, gusts to 20/overcast and...
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Day 19: Scottsbluff, Part Two
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Day 19: Scottsbluff, Part Two

June 18, 2021 Bridgeport, NE to Scottsbluff, NE 48 miles/700 feet Mid-90s/wind west@7mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69608695 The morning of Day 18 in Bridgeport...
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Day 18: Scottsbluff, Part One
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Day 18: Scottsbluff, Part One

Hey everyone. Sorry, but no blog post tonight. At least, not one worth reading. This is a placeholder for tomorrow....
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Day 17: Bridgeport
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Day 17: Bridgeport

June 17, 2021 Sidney, NE to Bridgeport, NE 46.6 miles/1400 ft. 94ºhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69457299 Today’s ride was a blast. The high was...
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Bonus Post: Rivers and Oceans
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Bonus Post: Rivers and Oceans

It’s too hot to wander around downtown Sidney today. Besides, I think I’ve seen everything I need to see. So...
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Day 16: Sidney and the Bad Old West
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Day 16: Sidney and the Bad Old West

Taking the day off today, cooling my heels in Sidney, NE while the sun heats the world outside. In my...
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Day 15: Tailwinds
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Day 15: Tailwinds

June 15, 2021 Julesburg, CO to Sidney, NE 56.4 miles; 1400 ft. 95º/winds SSW @20-30 Today the temperature was forecast...
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Day 14: Julesburg
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Day 14: Julesburg

June 14, 2021 Ogallala, NE to Julesburg, CO 37.7 miles/780 ft 95º/15-19 mph SSWhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69271247 I have been looking forward to...
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Day 13: C-Stores
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Day 13: C-Stores

June 13, 2021 North Platte, NE to Ogllala, NE 63.5 miles/1575 feet 94º/Wind S @12-19 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69219129 I rose at six...
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