Sunday, 9 Jun 2013
Brighton, CO to Fort Morgan, CO
72.4 miles, 5h19m, 13.6 mph
Elapsed Time: 5h56m, Max speed: 30.1mph
Total Climbing: 1016ft, Max elevation: 5124ft
Total mileage: 97.6
Nothing much to see today..just grinding out the miles. It was a
beautiful day for riding. Not much wind. Lots of sunshine.
I had a strange look on my face at the start. Don't know what
I seemed to be climbing up gradual hills all the time. I never
really had the sense that I
was going downhill overall, like the profile says.
Lots of farms and a few ranches. Nothing to see here.
After 50 miles without passing an
open store, I cruised in to the small town of Wiggins. No one
seemed to be around. They were all at the town's three
restaurants, so I went to the supermarket (which had mostly
empty shelves) and bought a couple bananas for lunch. I ate them
After a day on the prairie, Fort Morgan seems like a major
Tomorrow I'll get to see some
interesting stuff...I think. At least I'll get to ride a few
miles of the old Lincoln Highway. Woo-hoo.
"Great Plains Tour 2013"
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