7/16/2019 7:44:40 AM
36 of 90... this morning was one of the earliest starts I’ve had on this journey, getting on the road at 7:45 to enjoy some of the coolness of the morning before the Wyoming sun set in. Had a fairly significant cross headwind leaving today for most of the ride.... but not even 8 miles outside of Jeffrey city and I had a badger cross the road in front of me... after he crossed the road he turned and stared at me as I went by. Very neat animal. I passed by split rock 16 miles into the ride. Split rock was a common landmark used by pioneers and the Mormons when they were heading west. Lots of wide open ranges again today, many with barrier fences. I asked a rancher what they were for and he told me they are for the snow drifts because the wind is so strong in these lands. I can attest to that! The wind has picked up in the afternoon almost every day since I entered Montana. It was a long & hot day in the saddle. I crossed the Continental Divide again 2 more times (I believe that makes 7 times).When I was at the base off the second, I’d been battling the wind and cooking in the sun. I saw an RV pulled over and asked if I could cool off in the shade it was creating (there wasn’t any other shade to be found). They must have seen how hot I was, so they offered me some water too. Turns out the one guy was a traveling tattoo artist from Indianapolis. He and his wife and his 1 month old baby and a friend who was making a movie about the travels were super friendly and wanted to learn all about my trip. The movie maker interviewed me. Once again God made some road angels appear just when I needed them. The water helped me to get over the Divide and I dropped down into Rawlins, WY around 2:30. The scenery was mostly the same and I was really grunting it out today so I didn’t take as many pics. 69 miles and 2150 feet of climbing.
Philippians 4:19 “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”