Laramie

A rooster lays an egg at the very top of a slanted roof. Which side is the egg going to roll off on?

I have no idea when they talked about the Continental Divide in High School — but, man, I sure don’t remember a thing about it. Today – I find this stuff so interesting!

Laramie is a few miles east of the divide, and I’ve been keeping a close eye on which way the snow melt is running in the gutters. So far, I see no difference – but does this mean, “It’s all down hill from here”?

Yesterday was a chilling experience. I didn’t hesitate stopping in the first town I came to, after climbing Echo Canyon outside of Salt Lake, to add a few things to my wardrobe. Here’s a shout out to my buddy at Sports World in Evanston – I’m not sure I would have made it if I didn’t have those gloves and hoody thing.

pano-Echo Valleypano- Elk Mountain pano-Cold RideThe ride went from cold to colder as I headed east. But I was lucky; isolated snow flurries and tornado like winds were reported in every area I was, and I managed to avoid all of it.

Wyoming’s is an endless stretch of cattle ranches – so I thought I should have a steak.

The hotel handed out a 10% coupon for Altitude Chophouse & Brewery which sounded like the right place – and it was.

I had a thin-cut rib eye, well chard from the grill, and beautifully seasoned. It sat on a bed of potatoes and the mustard sauce smeared across the plate is just what I like. And did I mention how delicious the crispy onion rings were on top? The beer was an American Stout brewed right on location. It was the perfect way to complete my thaw.

 

Steak Dinner
I had only one – ask the bartender.

The forecast says snow and high winds for the next couple of days. I think I’ll hang out in Laramie until it blows over. Besides, It looks like a neat place.

The bike with a light dusting.
The bike with a light dusting.