2022 Bicycle Trip – Day 44

Today was the most challenging day of the entire trip. It was 76 miles, which wasn’t that bad; we have had lots of days that long or longer, it was all day a steady uphill climb, but it wasn’t super steep like some days have been, BUT we had headwinds of 20 mph, with gusts to 30 mph most of the day as well. I hate headwinds; they are worse than a mountain. You put your bike in its lowest gear and barely plug along as you work like a horse. There is something about a headwind that wears you out psychologically and physically. I am now sitting in camp writing this blog feeling like a jellyfish!

Now that I am done with my whining, I will tell you about the rest of the day. We saw hundreds of antelope, many right next to the road. Tomorrow we enter Yellowstone National Park, we will be in it for three days, and we will be riding through it at 35 miles a day, so we will have plenty of time to see the sites. We are camped at the KOA campground in Dubois, and it is a very nice one. The showers were wonderful, and I stood in it for a long time and let the water give me a massage of my aching body. I am really hoping that tomorrow isn’t a repeat if today. We bike 82 miles tomorrow, but right now 5he weather man has the winds at 5 mph.

That’s me working hard against the wind
Nice buck antelope
Dubois
That is a lot of elk horns

2 thoughts on “2022 Bicycle Trip – Day 44

  1. Bill Wanders

    Are you on the trans-am? A mutual friend, Tanya Catrel, told us about your trip. We are 4 days in, in Eugene, headed to Virginia. Maybe we’ll pass each other?

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