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Day 34

63 miles Flat but a nasty headwind 

We set off from Ordway about 0720 this morning after saying goodbye to our wonderful hostess Gillian.  A heavy grey sky hung above us threatening to deliver the predicted storm. The threat remained throughout the 63 mile ride. 

The route was pretty flat a few rollers but nothing too bad. The challenging factor was the wind. A steady headwind in the morning escalating towards our arrival in Eads. It wore me out with about 5 miles to go but we pressed on arriving about 1630. Eads was not only our goal for the day, it is also important for cyclists in the USA. It is the half way point on the trans-America cycle route. The sign above recognises this and it was nice to get a photo here. 

Finally at about 1830 the heavens opened and it rained in a major way. Thunder grumbles on and the storm is meant to worsen in the night. Hopefully it will have passed over by morning. We are comfortable in a motel which is nice. It seemed pointless pitching a tent with a severe storm warning looming over the area. 

Tonight in Harrogate, Metal Sans Frontieres will be deafening the neighbors and raising £££ for Doctors Without Borders. Thank you to everyone for making this great night happen. I’ve said it before – For those about to rock, we salute you! 

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