Author: chuck

Mile High City..

Beautiful place, but the weather is riskier than roulette on a casino boat. Yesterday I rode out of Keenesburg clear skies and a nice tailwind, a little chilly in the mid 50’s. About an hour later my phone is exploding

I still cant see the Rockies

The last couple of days have been long, but the weather has been kind.  Leaving Julesburg at 5:30 AM hoping to escape heat and wind I got caught up in a thunder storm that blew into my face all morning. Long

Northeast Colorado

In a nutshell…     Coloradians are very proud of how high they are. I’ve seen hundreds if not thousands of these irrigation devices. Yet to see one move. It must be from living in the Keys with no trains.

Into Colorful Colorado

The ride has been along the old high way that shadows the South Platte river. Trains run through here , the Pony express used this route and so did hundreds of thousands of wagon train pioneers on their way to

Into Colorful Colorado

Leaving Olallalga this morning I got it together for the Mountain time zone. Daylight starts at about 5:00 AM.  I did not make that take off but I have a goal.. The temperatures in the low 60’s and the wind

Lost an hour going to Paxton

Today was looking like an easy walk in the park. Got going early, only going 35 miles all down US 30. US 30 is the old hi way that parallels Interstate 80, which means no traffic and terrific 10 foot

North Platte NE

 Maybe I should title this stuck in the middle of “ Nebraska”. Not really. This part of the world gets dry and sparsely populated  when you go north and west, the ride from Valentine to North Platte is the only one

More Sandhills

After yesterdays ride I felt sure I could make it the 65 miles to North Platte. Long story short the Sand hills got bigger and longer, the temperature got into the 80’s and the wind was in my face. Then

To Valentine

The end of the Cowboy trail for me. This last segment of the trail is without a doubt the best. Most of the ride is away from US 20 with great views of the Sandhills and the great plains prairie.

Day 4 Cowboy Trail

Rain rain go away.  The weather in North central Nebraska is more heated than politics in DC. Starting with breakfast at 6:00 this morning with local experts opinions and of course my own interpretation of two different weather sites I decided