Bicycle 5:33:41  70.22 mi (4:45 / mi) +1361m 4:29 / mi
Ride track got all jankified by Strava because I don't know why but I think I pushed a weird button on my Suunto? Putting it all here using Jesse's distance and time.
Interesting day today. Longest climb anyone had ever done on a bike (I think): 27 miles and well over 1000m. Up to 10800', too, which means thin air. But absolutely beautiful. Lots of stops on the way up for peeing and Shawn's ankle and general sanity and well-being, but good spinning along the way.
Then right before the the summit we had two cars behind us on a narrow, curving road. One comes by, the second comes by and swerves into us. We are all angry. And then the guy pulls into the parking lot at the top!
So do we. We let him have it, and he refuses to apologize, but gets pretty sheepish when Mike, who is 6'4" and about 230, gets out of the truck. The guy admits that he can't read when I ask "did you see the 'blind cyclist'" thing? Anyway. Mike said he smelled booze and I wanted to sic the State Patrol on both ends of the road to nab him. Child endangerment, too, he had his kid along for the ride. I apologized to the kid for yelling. We have the whole thing on tape (multiple, I think) and I said "send it to Wyoming State Police because getting a call from a trooper sometimes will set someone right." But not really my call.
Long, steep descent Shawn did about as well as can be expected, then long gradual down with a couple of short kickers to Laramie. On the way into town there were a lot of storms nearby, but we only saw lightning in the distance and didn't hear thunder or feel rain until we were pulling in.
Last day in the saddle tomorrow: 90ish miles to Colorado. Mostly, but not entirely, downhill.