Cycling 5000 km, from Banff in Canada to the US-Mexican border, raising money for MS research.
Yesterday I crawled into my sleeping bag somewhere around 19.30. I mean there was not a lot to do there at night and I was quite tired. This morning I woke up at 7. If that isn’t sleeping?! I vaguely remember I heard coyotes calling in the distance at night. Well I went out of my tent quickly to water the plants, when I see a herd of about 40 Pronghorns. Hurry back to my tent to grab my camera with telezoom. But the animals had already seen me so when I came back to take some pictures they had moved on quite a bit.
Pack and go for another long day! Today isn’t as warm as yesterday. And today I have a little more time, because I did some more kilometres yesterday. I have to take a short piece of highway to go to the next part. Luckily there is a rest area with a nice new and super clean toilet building. There I can refill my water bottles and use the toilet.
When I’m putting my water bottles back on my bike, a lot of Americans keep asking me about where I’m coming from and where I’m going. Even a Wyoming State Trooper. When I’m on the road again I almost run over a snake, which is warming it self on the road. I chased him into the shrubbery. Later I pass by two old mining towns, quite respected in the old days and now faded glory. South Pass City and Atlantic City. The last one had a bar where I quickly decided to order a hamburger and a root beer. There are a couple of men sitting at the bar wearing cowboy hats, I like that. I short while later two guys walked in; John and Tito. John asked me if the bicycle outside was mine and he wanted to know everything. He immediately showed me his Facebook page, he’s in to that scary rock climbing. They left before I did, but when I wanted to pay the bill the owner told me John already paid it! Isn’t that great!? He didn’t say anything, he just paid for me. I kindly thanked him via FB messenger. Then he also gave me his phone number just in case I needed help! John thanks a lot man!
Actions like that give energy, so I went on my way further up the mountain :) eventually I make it to Diagnus Well, also a but further than planned. A spring that once it began to dry up people drilled a pipe into a deeper water source, so now it can provide people and animals with fresh water yet again. It feels great to put this cold water on your head! It was said I needed to filter the water before I could drink it, so I did and filled up my bottles. At night I could hear the coyotes calling here to.