The longest ride so far!
Today’s ride was 91 miles and change. Any way you cut it, this is a long ride. Even so, the favorable winds from yesterday continued and for the majority of the ride, we had significant help from the wind.
These are long, long roads with very little along them in terms of communities. Very little. The traffic was limited, and the drivers courteous to the bikers by swinging wide in the driving lanes to give us room. Greg, one of the riders, said it well, “This is what I imagine when I think of riding across the country on a bike.”
I did have two flat tires, within about 20 minutes of each other. That was frustrating, I must admit – but it really was a minor inconvenience.
This time – when we hit the Continental Divide – it was the ‘true’ Continental Divide.
Long, long stretches of open road.
And someone with a sense of humor putting up a McDonald’s sign in the middle of nowhere.