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Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Day 52: Walden to Saratoga Wyoming - Finally, a Tail Wind

Monday July 7, 1986, 68 miles (109 km) - Total so far: 2,619 miles (4,215 km)

Wyoming

The night was very cold once again but I slept very well in my bag. I was awake at 5am but laid in the bag until 7am. Gene was shaking my tent like mad but I didn't feel like moving. I didn't want to leave Colorado, I wanted to turn around and head back to Breckenridge, or maybe over to Steamboat Springs. I pondered making a u-turn and staying in Colorado. I guess cooler thinking prevailed so I got out of the bag and packed up. I was the last out of camp, everyone was gone, including Fred and Sheryl.

I went to the diner and sat at the counter and ate quickly. I hit the road to nice sunny conditions today. The air was pretty dry and the temperature warmed up to about 80 degrees during the morning. It was a fabulous day of riding, it was downhill and with the wind for a change. I had a great tailwind for about 50 miles today, what a feeling. I cruised along at about 28 mph. I quickly caught up to the gang and left them in the dust, literally! The last 18 miles the wind had shifted to a direct headwind and it took some extra effort and time to reach Saratoga. I, of course was the first to arrive.

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Ahhh, Wyoming!

Today I crossed into Wyoming to very different scenery from Colorado. The roads are a little better and the traffic is very light. Not much in the way of services of cities, so I made sure I was fully supplied all day. We are camped 1 mile down a dirt road tonight. It is not the most ideal conditions here.

I called a made reservations at the Yellowstone snow lodge for July 16 and 17. I'm looking forward to Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. I have not been to either park and I'm told it will be a highlight of my trip. I'll be in Rawlins tomorrow and the Tetons on July 13. 38 Days left in the trip, and it doesn't seem long enough. I don't want this to end .

Bed time 8:30pm ~


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