A long tough day today. 120 miles into headwinds with unchanging grassland the entire day. We did see the odd antelope looking at us curiously as we rode by but that’s about it. Our next two days in Eastern Wyoming will be more of the same.
The ride profile is a little deceiving as the climb and descent are only a few hundred feet. The wind was much more a factor than the grade.
Six of us formed a pace line, alternating turns at the front to optimize our efforts against the wind. We did well and finished at 2:30 after a 6:30 am start.
The fellow who took a tumble yesterday is flying home tomorrow unfortunately. No broken bones but he’s 74 years old and the bruising will take a while to heal. He’d like to finish the ride next summer if he can.
We have a rest day in Casper WY tomorrow. It’s an industrial oil town and not very scenic or interesting but we’re only here the one day then have a 106 mile ride to Lusk WY on Saturday.