||Coming down from Mt.
Richmond to Seeley Lake. Amazing single and two track. Smiles from cheek to cheek.
||Toss up. I thought I would be killed by lightening
when caught in a storm on Brazos Ridge at 10,000+ feet. The next day it took half the day to cover a few miles since the
road was so bad and I wished I was dead. However, for the regular trip it would have to be
Lava Mountain. Sean would have committed physical violence
to the route planner had he been around.
||125 mile masochistic run from Atlantic City to Rawlings.Entirely self inflicted by my
combining two days into one.
||Hachita to Antelope Wells is a breeze. Cycling
fitness is up and it is flat/downhill. Many people do it both ways in one day. I included
it with the trip from High Lonesome Campsite.
||Line Shack. We thought
it was a mirage coming at the end of the hard day to discover this restaurant. Of course
we were so hungry that we were not exactly discriminating eaters. We warned the staff not
to put their fingers near our plates or they could lose them.
||Hartsell Cafe. How can
you ruin both pancakes and even a toasted bagel?
|Best Bike Mechanic
||Scott from Ultimate Cycles in Salida. The man is a
|Most Helpful Person
||Randy from Sprockets in
Espanola. Went way beyond the call of duty fixing my wheel and then driving me hours
to get me back on the route.
|Most Favourite State
||Montana. The people there are by far the friendliest
that we met. It was almost impossible to read a map without having someone offer some
|Least Favourite State
||Wyoming. Sorry to Wyomingites but the people weren't
as friendly as in Montana. The headwinds also didn't help things.
|Most Unexpected Beautiful Place
||Apache and Gila forests in New Mexico. It all isn't
desert down there.
|Most Unpleasant Cycling
||Hard to call but it would have to be Colorado
because of the high elevations. I just don't breathe well above 8,000'.