Posts by: Paul

Bury My Heart – Lander to Dubois

Bury My Heart – Lander to Dubois

Ok, so I’ve got a real problem writing today’s blog. It goes right back to when I first decided to cycle the TransAmerican Trail. At the time some people just didn’t get it. I’d get a blank stare as if I’d just joined some bizarre religious cult, or decided to live on cauliflower for the…

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You Land, You Die – Saratoga to Lamont

You Land, You Die – Saratoga to Lamont

Motorists on the i80 Interstate to Rawlings this morning would have been shocked to witness a group of six cyclists engaged in some bizarre flagellation ritual – arms and legs flailing and then frantically hitting themselves on the head, arms and legs. Strangely they showed no signs of stopping, indeed the harder they smacked themselves,…

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Roaming in Wyoming – Warden to Saratoga

Roaming in Wyoming – Warden to Saratoga

Warden is billed as the Moose viewing capital of Colorado, but sadly it failed to deliver, unless of course you count the giant plastic moose outside the Moose Creek Cafe, where we ate our breakfast this morning. As we left, the town was busy preparing for its annual rodeo, so we saddled up our horses…

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Ain’t no Mountain Higher – Hartsel to Frisco

Ain’t no Mountain Higher – Hartsel to Frisco

Well, we’ve climbed the Appalachians and the Ozarks, but today we topped them all by crossing the Continental Divide and reaching the highest point on the entire TransAmerican Trail – the Hoosier Pass through the Rocky Mountains. Our campsite at Hartsell was already at around 9,000 feet but the Pass took us much higher still…

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Brokeback Cyclists – Ordnay to Pueblo

Brokeback Cyclists – Ordnay to Pueblo

By Terry It had to happen really, didn’t it? Well, we have been spending a lot of time together … 24/7 really, but it still just sort of crept up on us. A first for us, but it turns out afterwards that we’d both been thinking about it for some time. We got all emotional. Not…

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High Plains Drifters – Sheridan Lake to Ordney

High Plains Drifters – Sheridan Lake to Ordney

It’s hard to believe but we are now cycling at around 4,500ft, higher than any peak we have in England and on a par with the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland. We have to keep reminding ourselves of this because the landscape we are cycling across is almost completely flat – but they don’t…

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