16-05-09  Day 43   Colorado

Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure

Warm Showers is an awesome organization… Bikers open their home for bikers to get caught up on the stuff that can’t be done in a tent or on a bike…..Humm…. What might that be???

First I needed to rest my legs.. After two weeks of spinning the wheels the boys were feeling it. Second, I needed to eat real food.. And lots of it. Third, all the other stuff…..

I enjoyed two cups of coffee with hot chocolate mixed in… My Favotite… If only I had some home baked chocolate chip cookies…….

Thank you Sarah for the Restful stay….

6:45 am and I was rolling west. My last day with Toto chasing me across the state of Kansas. I did have some days with 16 mph wind in my face but all in all, it was GREAT…  I could pedal like normal people bike…. Without having to stop and catch my breath.   I might be exaggerating a little.  You know what I mean..

The forecast was for light winds and I was going to make the most of it.  There wasn’t a lot of distractions to slow me down. I did stop at the Colorado State Line…….     The state road crew showed up to take my picture. Timing… Perfect…     Next was Sheridan Lakes for lunch.

The maps stated limited services for the next 58 miles and Sheridan was twenty miles into the 58.. Heather, the manager at the truck stop, made me the most delicious turkey sandwich.. Bike magic..  THANKS Heather…

The rest of the day I took my time. The wind changed and I didn’t let it spoil my day..  Time went by fast and hills showed up to cap off an Awesome Day!!!

I met two couples that started in Denver, One set on individual bikes going to Bar Harbor, ME. The other an a tandem going to St. Augustine, FL…  Here they come…..

When I arrived in Eads, Dennis and  Gehring, from the Netherlands, walked up with a flat….. They started in Chicago on the Route 66 Route and decided to change to the Trans Am till Pueblo and then the Western Express to San Francisco..

Leoni, KS  to Eads, Co 78 miles