Day 29 - 7/2/17 - Riverside, WY to Walden, CO - 49 Miles
Average Speed - I wonder if Gatorade would make me faster
Lodging - City Park - free
Today was a short day, but don't mistake that for an easy one. It was uphill all the way and I had a headwind for the first half. It was stop in Walden or ride an additional 60 miles to the next town. That's 110 miles with a major climb to boot - not happening.
Given the winds and terrain, I realized early in the day that this was gonna be a long slog. There were no services the entire route, so I began to worry about my water supply. I started doing the math in my head and rationed my water based on distance. I was getting really thirsty. Just as I was approaching the Colorado line an SUV coming in the other direction slowed and the man driving stuck out his arm holding 2 bottles of water. I excitedly nodded yes and he stopped. Water problem solved, I drank heartily. Is that cool or what?
It's good being in Colorado, but all I need to do is look around and the mountains that await me in the not too distant future make their presence known. Oh well, that's a problem for tomorrow's Paul.