Relaxing in Rawlins

14/05/2010 I had a bit of a lie in this morning as I knew I didn’t have far to go today. I was out of the motel by 06.30 and started looking for somewhere to have breakfast. I cycled around town, but nowhere was open – It didn’t even seem like there was anywhere that…

Wyoming

13/05/2010 I managed to leave Walden this morning, despite some more snow overnight. The cold made today’s ride really tough – it was well below 0°, and despite wearing just about everything i’m carrying I was freezing. The roads were frozen, so I had to be careful I didn’t crash – surprisingly slick road tyres…

Snowed In

12/05/2010 I tried to leave Walden this morning, but didn’t get very far. I woke up at 05.00, only to find that it was still snowing and that over a foot had built up over night. By 06.00 things looked to be clearing up, so I decided to try and make a move. I packed…

Human Ice Cube

11/05/2010 Last night I resolved to get up at normal time and see what the weather was doing before deciding wether or not to push on. The prediction of 4 feet of snow overnight did not come to fruition. This morning was really cold, and low cloud cover meant visability was severely limited. I blasted…

Blizzard

Entry 39 10/05/2010 I was up on schedule this morning and on the road by 06.00. I was planning on putting in a big day to Walden, about 100 miles away, but the weather wasn’t co-operative. Despite this morning being mainly downhill, it took me five hours to go 40 miles to Kremmling due to…

Hoosier Pass

Entry 38 09/05/2010 After being told that the open hostel was four miles out of town, I decided to spend yesterday afternoon in the cafe and talk to the owner, Rita. She is quite a famous institution on the route, and didn’t disapoint – she was really friendly, and told me stories of other cyclists…

Rocky Mountains

08/05/2010 I decided to make another early start today as although I only planned to cover about 70 miles, I had a lot of climbing to do. The first strech this morning was easy, I made my way through the rolling foothills of the Rockies inching ever closer to the distant peaks. I made It…

Pueblo

07/05/2010 It was nice to wake up this morning knowing that there was no need to roll out of bed and hit the road. Although I am now so used to an early wake up call that I only managed to sleep in 06.30. I had a bit of an admin day today, planning the…

Halfway

06/05/2010 As planned I was up early this morning. I woke up at 05.00 central time (04.00 mountain time) and was on the road for 06.00, beating the sunrise. I knew I had a lot of miles to cover today, but it was still a bit daunting to see a sign proclaiming ‘Pueblo: 111’ after…

Colorado

‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more’. Today I crossed state lines, and entered Colorado, the 6th of the 10 states I’ve got to tackle. Although I felt far from ‘over the rainbow’ – eastern Colorado is exactly the same as wetern Kansas. Colorado is one of 3 states that has no…