Day 23: Tyrant King of Wyoming
How could you not love a cafe with cups like this?

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 sand blasts the paint off buildings and gnaws out the softer…

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Day 21: I Got Nuthin’
The seventh sorehead has a small wooden tombstone at the base of the signpost

Day 21: I Got Nuthin’

Fair warning: I’ve got nothing interesting to say about my ride today. This will probably be the most boring entry I’ve posted so far, at least as far as the…

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Day 20: What Is It With Nebraska and Wind?
Bringing the message home in a meaningful way

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 lied. Yesterday I said my plan was to ride around…

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Day 19: Bonus Post
Scott’s Bluff from the east, where I first approached it from

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 humidhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69608709 [Apologies. I wrote this last night, but was too…

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Day 19: Scottsbluff, Part Two
Closer view of Chimney Rock, or Elk Penis, as the locals called it

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 started out fine. The Cobblestone Hotel put out a surprisingly…

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Day 18: Scottsbluff, Part One
Clouds over Scottsbluff, NE

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. The short version is everything is fine, but the phenomenon…

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Day 17: Bridgeport
Welcome to Bridgeport

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 forecast for the mid-90s; my course, due north nearly the…

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Day 15: Tailwinds
This old, dented mailbox stands at the empty crossroad northwest of Ovid, Nebraska

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 to rise to 97º. I had a 55-mile ride to…

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Day 14: Julesburg
Julesburg in not shy about letting you know where you are

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 getting to Julesburg since the start of the trip. This…

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Day 13: C-Stores
US 80 interchange area, Ogallala, NE

Day 13: C-Stores

June 13, 2021 North Platte to Oglala Lakota, NE 63.5 miles/1575 feet 94º/Wind S @12-19 mphhttps://ridewithgps.com/trips/69219129 I rose at 6 this morning, prompted by birds and the fact that I…

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Day 12: Lincoln Highway
One of numerous Lincoln Highway signs along this stretch

Day 12: Lincoln Highway

June 12, 2021 Gothenburg to North Platte 46 miles/825 feet High 86º/Wind SW@10-15 mph Track: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/69122125 I am sitting in a campground near North Platte, NE, that is the antithesis…

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Day 11: The 100th Meridian
Flags whipped by the wind over downtown Lexington, NE

Day 11: The 100th Meridian

I spoke too soon. Remember yesterday, when life was sweet, 50-mile rides were easy, the wind a gentle nudge? Forget all that. I woke at 6 to clear skies and…

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