Day 52: Snake River Brewing and other good times.

45 miles (72 km) – Total so far: 2,840 miles (4,571 km) My day “off” in the Tetons was relaxing, but predestined to become a moderate cycling day. As such, I suppose I should write a short bit about it instead of skipping it as a “rest day” as I’ve been doing. As dawn broke,Continue reading “Day 52: Snake River Brewing and other good times.”

Day 51: Regal Mountains: Dubois, WY to Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY

73 miles (117 km) – Total so far: 2,795 miles (4,498 km) The Teton range inside Grand Teton National Park is comprised of about a dozen peaks, ranging from just under 11,000 feet to just over 12,000 feet, with the single peak of Grand Teton itself towering over it’s brothers at 13,770. These are bigContinue reading “Day 51: Regal Mountains: Dubois, WY to Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, WY”

Day 50: Quids In!: Lander, WY to Dubois, WY

76 miles (122 km) – Total so far: 2,722 miles (4,381 km) The town of Lander had been good to us. The Pronghorn lodge had big rooms, a hot tub, coin laundry, a hearty breakfast, and internet. The town itself sported a few great restaurants, including a local brewery that served one of the bestContinue reading “Day 50: Quids In!: Lander, WY to Dubois, WY”

TransAm Bar Review: Rest Day Special Report

Bars. Oh my god. I have eaten so many bar shaped “foods” that I’ve developed a sort of rectangular revulsion. Every once in a while one will come along that really impresses me as real food. Those are wonderful moments. Here below is the bar rundown, along with my three favorites. #1 Tiki Bar —Continue reading “TransAm Bar Review: Rest Day Special Report”

Day 48: Pony Express and Promontories: Lamont, WY to Lander, WY

92 miles (148 km) – Total so far: 2,646 miles (4,258 km) 92 miles to the next real town. Headwind blowing like all get out. Best not to think of it and just start pedaling. Paul, Terry, Jonathan, Jerry, and myself got going pretty early together, but Jerry and Jonathan split off just about rightContinue reading “Day 48: Pony Express and Promontories: Lamont, WY to Lander, WY”

Day 47: Ochre hills and lonely Outposts: Saratoga, WY to Lamont, WY

76 miles (122 km) – Total so far: 2,554 miles (4,110 km) Six of us backtracked from the campground to Saratoga to have breakfast this morning before pedaling on. Meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans all agreed that the restaurant was outstanding. I had a cinnamon roll sliced thin and done up french toast style. ItContinue reading “Day 47: Ochre hills and lonely Outposts: Saratoga, WY to Lamont, WY”

Day 46: Normal: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY

Wyoming Day 46- Saratoga, WY Day 47- Lamont, WY Day 48- Lander, WY Day 50- Dubois, WY Day 51-Grand Teton NP, WY Day 52- Jackson, WY Day 53-Yellowstone NP, WY Day 46: Normal: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY 70 miles (113 km) – Total so far: 2,478 miles (3,988 km) Today’s ride was as representativeContinue reading “Day 46: Normal: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY”

Day 45: Mighty Mountains: Hot Sulfur Springs, CO to Walden, CO

64 miles (103 km) – Total so far: 2,408 miles (3,875 km) Overnight we had freezing temps and a moderate amount of rain. The rain didn’t cause any drama aside from reminding me I had to pee. I take the liberty of sharing this lavatorial detail only because the experience of extracting oneself from aContinue reading “Day 45: Mighty Mountains: Hot Sulfur Springs, CO to Walden, CO”

Day 44: Lollygagging and Lovely Camping: Frisco, CO to Hot Sulpher Springs Wildlife Refuge, CO.

60 miles (97 km) – Total so far: 2,344 miles (3,772 km) Since we last checked in yesterday, the story has been about food and drink. The Brits were craving some curries, so we hobbled our horses and ambled over to The Himalayan Restaurant in Frisco. I have become quite accustomed to incredulous looks and questions fromContinue reading “Day 44: Lollygagging and Lovely Camping: Frisco, CO to Hot Sulpher Springs Wildlife Refuge, CO.”

Day 43: Kiss the sky: Hartsel, CO to Frisco, CO

51 miles (82 km) – Total so far: 2,284 miles (3,676 km) Morning dawned over Hartsel as we prepared for our third day of climbing up to Hoosier Pass. A great breakfast at the Hartsel Saloon was accompanied by frenzied catch-up blogging for yesterday’s adventure. I managed not to slow down the crowd too muchContinue reading “Day 43: Kiss the sky: Hartsel, CO to Frisco, CO”