Short Ride, Short Update

Lovell, WY to Powell, WY

Last night’s home

After a successful climb and descent over the past couple of days followed by a nice night at the campground in Lovell last night, I was in for a VERY short ride today. When I was plotting my course a few days back I really didn’t realize HOW short today’s ride would be. Until last night. I knew it wouldn’t be a long ride but when I saw that I was in for a mere 40 km ride today I couldn’t help but laugh. Oh well, there have been plenty of long days. I would simply enjoy a very leisurely day.

My goal for the day was Powell, WY where Jan and Lucinda from Warm Showers had offered to host me. And they didn’t mind if I arrived early. I was definitely in for a short day.

I didn’t want to arrive TOO early so I took the opportunity to get the drone out for a short flight along the ride. To say this was not my most successful flight of the trip would be a gross understatement. Nothing bad happened but I just wasn’t happy with the results. Plus, I had a bit of a brain cramp with the tracking mode which rendered those shots useless. Next time press “GO!”. Sigh.

Anyway, I made it to Powell successfully and found my way to Jan and Lucinda’s place. Jan was working outside when I arrived and he was quick to welcome me. We chatted for a bit before he had to run out to do some errands for a bit while I settled in front of my computer to do some work.

The evening was filled with a fantastic dinner with Scott, one of their friends and fellow cycle tourist. Jan and Scott have done a LOT of cycle touring and have some fantastic stories. Plus, they’re very knowledgeable of the area and have provided a LOT of helpful information regarding my upcoming route. Admittedly, that route still remains a bit vague but I learned that my original thought of cycling through Yellowstone may have to change. It turns out grizzly bears really like Yellowstone and are very active there. As such, they don’t allow tent camping. Since I’m not planning on hauling a hard sided trailer with me across the park, I may be in need of a new plan.

Stay tuned.

Today’s totals:
Distance: 40.51 km
Ride time: 1:58:39
Average speed: 20.48 km/h
Maximum speed: 33.31 km/h

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One Comment to Short Ride, Short Update

Lovell, WY to Powell, WY

  1. Walltiger says:

    Those Llamas look cute, lol.

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