Bent's Fort Inn
Travel Blogs from Las Animas
Today we drove through the plains of eastern Colorado to two more NPS sites. Many folks think of mountains when they think of Colorado, that's only about 2/3 correct; the eastern 1/3 of the state is just as boring and flat as Kansas & Nebraska. First, we visited Sand Creek Massacre NHS. It is the site where US troops massacred a bunch of friendly, peace-seeking Native Americans (mostly Arapahoe & Cheyenne) for no reason. This is yet another site in ...
-5am wake up -Pack up -Breakfast (Lorraine asks to ride bikes with me today) -Clean up -Bike up -Meeting & Cheer (66.9 miles today) -Ride with Kaho, Lorraine and Lauren -Ride by wind turbine -Play on wind turbine -Ride by beef factories and cow feeding plants (there's a strong chance I could be a vegetarian by the end of this) -Ride by a man who was watering his farm by airplane -Coffee Shop - half the team stopped here - I got a latte and cheddar, jalapeño focaccia bread ...
Today was an easy ride on a well shouldered route 50, the old Lincoln highway. We wandered through Boone, named after the grandson of Daniel Boone. Then we passed through Fowler where a few of us were attracted to good buys at local thrift shops while others learned about ...
... dirty too. Bye bye wont be seeing you in a hurry again, still its another pin in the map i suppose.
We were again heading west, through some small towns with the aim of crossing into Colorado today. This was a pretty easy drive for Gareth- he's being a very good boy with all this driving. We ran parallel to the railroad for most of today which obviously served the big industrial buildings and huge farms along the way (the young farmers around holsworthy would be very proud ...
... I have ever felt on a downhill. Everytime the wind moved laterally, we were swaying all over the place. When a truck came by at high speed, it almost knocked me off my bike. I then stopped and changed from my wide rim Zip wheels to a set of conventional wheels which helped me to control the bike much better. We were feeling so good at this time that we stopped for the first time for lunch at the 75 mile mark at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking