Posted by: Huw Thomas | September 29, 2010

High plains cyclists

We’ve now arrived in Rawlins after some long days of riding across the wide open spaces of Wyoming. Yesterday’s ride from Rock Springs was 73 miles – our longest yet.

We’ve seen huge changes in the landscape as we’ve ridden across Wyoming – from the super-volcano that is Yellowstone to the up-market tourist hub of Jackson and from the soaring Teton Mountains to the seemingly endless sagebrush plains of the Great Basin Depression. To get a sense of the landscape in the south of the state, have a look at the video clip below (but do watch to the end).

On Friday I also got to celebrate my birthday in the small town of Pinedale. It was a wonderful day – starting off with a beautiful cycle ride.

And, not only did I make it to the brewery, I also enjoyed a ride on a boat and a slap-up meal (thanks Tim). Carolyn’s dead right with her comments about American hospitality but I’ve also been hugely reassured to learn that they know how to make decent beer too! (The Strom Bomb Stout at the Wind River Brewery was superb.)



  1. Happy birthday Huw…. just checked into your site…FANTASTIC STUFF..and we have just finished orientation week and start teaching on monday…
    Played the first game of tennis with Paddy yesterday in fine sunny weather and all ok here..
    All the best and happy cycling..

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