Location: Rawlins, WYOMING... where my camera and I reunite! woohoo (thanks Arnie!)
That's right folks, in my 7th state of 10. We've found that the key to riding success and enjoyment is to get on the road by 5.30AM, pedaling between the rising of the sun and the rising of the winds/thunderstorms. Prior to entering Wyoming, we went over Willow Creek Pass (9,631'), and I was honored to have another unicyclist alongside me. Mike Tierney of Aspen, CO, whose specialty is mountain passes, joined me on his 36" wheel and I savored being a part of the majority for the day (two unicycles > one bike -- sorry Dad).
During my brief, 21-mile jaunt on I-80 this morning, I took the opportunity to look intently for a Wyoming license plate (I'm collecting a plate from each state I ride through). I now know that Wyoming must get plenty of tourist income because while searching, I first came across Oregon, Michigan(2), Oklahoma, California, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Utah(2), Maine, Louisiana, and Ontario before finally finding a beat-up Wyoming license plate. Either that, or Wyoming drivers know how to secure their plates better than the rest of us. It was rather comical and provided us with entertainment beyond the normal "MOOO"ing at bored cows. And by the way, I never found a Kansas license plate, so if there are any Kansans that are reading this that can forgive anything negative I ever said about Kansas and happen to have an extra license plate, please send it to:
The Unicyclist Who Puts Her Foot In Her Mouth When Discussing Kansas
2831 Seine Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
The Smash Sisters say adios after spending a day at "Garden of the Gods" in Colorado Springs.
Hooray for a new, lighter, stronger, greener wheel!
A magical afternoon riding into Fairplay Colorado... first look at the snow-capped rocky peaks.
Pedaling up Hoosier Pass.
Hoosier Pass (11,542' and highest point on my entire route).
Daddy and me at Dillon Lake near Frisco, CO.
Myself, Mike, and my dad atop Willow Creek Pass.
Happy Independence Day! [Daddy and I will be in the middle of nowhere, hoping to pass a fireworks stand so we can have a show of our own...]
one wheel for One.