Previous : Day 9 – Boulder Creek to Atlantic City (77 miles)

It was a day of 30+ mph headwind and heavy rain and it certainly tested my resolve.  On more than 1 occasion I got off the bike and pushed into the headwind.  It felt like a war of attrition out there, but the vast open expanse of the Great Divide Basin and the sheer beauty of the place made it worthwhile.

I doubt there are many people out there who can say they cycled across the Great Divide Basin.

It was an early 530am get up and 0700hrs start.  The sun had just risen as I rode out of camp.  The early climb was a shock to the system, but once at the top the views where impressive.

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Spotted wild horses too!

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Moody skies that eventually caught me up and gave me a good rinsing.

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The sun shone for 80 miles of the ride, but the wind blew and blew for the entire 7hrs 40mins I spent riding.  At one point I was blown off the road.  The full frame bag makes side winds difficult.

Hard work, but worth every ounce of effort exerted to cycle across a really inhospitable place in central Wyoming.

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Next : Day 11 – Rawlins to Ladder Ranch (75 miles)

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