|Sunset in Horace KS|
I was fretful about today. It was longer mileage, and I was afraid the wind would kick up. We ended up having a pretty good day. There was some headwinds on the last half of the ride, but we also had a nice tailwind for awhile as well.
Today was momentous for two reasons. One: we crossed the border into Colorado - WooHoo! A new state. Two: We reached another mileage milestone, 2000 miles. Previous to this I think my best mileage was 2000 in one year, and that was a heavy training year. I think I’m going to break that mileage record this year.
Food stop was at a convenience store in Sheridan Lake. More of a second breakfast than anything. After Sheridan Lake we had a nice tailwind and a bit of a downhill to get us quickly down the road. This made up for the uphill that came after, along with a turn into the wind.
We made it to Eads by noon. Not bad! I believe now we will have no downhills until the other side of Hoosier Pass at 11.000 ft. Wow!
|Entering Colorado and reached 2000 miles on our trip.|
Roger, Jo, and Kari
|Roger photobombed my grass pic. :)|
|Wide open Colorado|
|Colorado has some strange clouds|
(and a weird spot ... oh wait, forgot to clean the lens)
|Official name: Mammatus clouds|
|They came, they went, they came back again,|
all in the space of a few minutes.
|Storm over Eads|