Riverside to Rawlins, Wyoming. (64 mi.) Mile 2692
Crawlin to Rawlins
The riding has become easier as we get stronger each day, and I look forward to pedaling down the road each morning to see what lies ahead. We stopped for breakfast at Lollipops, a cute, trendy cafe in Saratoga, where the portions were so small that Mike looked like Oliver Twist taking his oatmeal bowl up to the counter and asking for more. "Please, sir, could I have some more. I have to ride 60 miles today."
Breakfast portions in Saratoga were too small
We appreciate those who have wished tailwinds for us because it seems to be working. The first half of our route today paralleled the North Platte River, a noted fly fishing destination, and also a historical Outlaw Trail, used by outlaws like Butch Cassidy. We counted over 20 antelope, some close to the road, watching us ride by with their big brown eyes. Even when I tried to keep pedaling nonchalantly, as soon as they heard me try to unzip my handlebar bag to get my camera, they puffed up their white rumps in alarm and demonstrated how fast antelope can run.
Sky blue and sage green: Our route crosses a historic Pioneer Overland Trail near here.
The final miles of our route were along I-
Avoiding dangerous I-
A rare sighting -
The Sinclair oil refinery outside of Rawlins
First thing we did in Rawlins was head to the bike shop to have Mike's rear wheel trued after it was re-
Rawlins has a colorful Wild West past, but we didn't make it to the museum. Instead, we're hanging out in the campground lounge right now, relaxing as this afternoon's thunderstorm rages overhead. Now we'll see if we can upload this journal entry using one of the phone lines on an unoccupied RV site.
This evening's storm front. The objective each afternoon is to get to shelter before the dark part catches us.