What We Learned Today:  Allen and I learned that the gas plant can’t be reached from 20 Road. The weather yesterday was delightful – a tailwind to Fruita and calm winds thereafter.  Temperature in the mid 80’s.  Few clouds.  As has become our custom, we stopped at the Bestslope CoffeeRead More →

If any ham radio operators read this, are interested in the NPOTA contest and are looking for a great place to activate, I can recommend the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, NS-20. It’s located about 2 hours north of Cheyenne, is in a beautiful location, is quite interesting with severalRead More →

Cheyenne has a surprising variety of bike paths, although like Grand Junction, they’re poorly marked.  But if you have a guide, you can see a lot of this interesting city. The National Weather Service promised zero percent chance of rain, so we ignored our lying eyes which saw some prettyRead More →

Saturday early in August.  Not the traditional day or time for the Tour of the Valley, which has been held on the last Sunday in the month.  Not sure why they changed it, and the turnout wasn’t as great as in prior years.   I picked and chose from theRead More →

Allen and I rode on part of the 75 mile route for the Tour of the Valley on Saturday: I’ll be taking my much lighter weight/faster Bianchi road bike, but thought it might be fun to take the REI Hybrid.  We didn’t set any speed records – well, actually, IRead More →

Allen was busy this morning, the MeetUp.com group going to Highline Lake was leaving too late for my tastes, so I rode out to the well known but isolated gas plant and back home. The gas plant is located in the desert north of Fruita.  Since there’s no irrigation water,Read More →