Ragged Edge Sports and Mountain Sports bike stores
The day started out without an alarm clock. Hurrah. A leisurely continental breakfast at the hotel followed. Jeff and I then mounted our bikes for an eight mile ride to Casper’s two bike shops, Ragged Edge Sports and Mountain Sports. The former was much better and I got two water bottles and a new Armadillo tire for my rear wheel. Jeff picked up a few supplies for other riders.
A clean bike is a happy bike
Once back at the hotel it was time to clean my bike. Thanks to John, who let me use his degreaser and chain lube, my drive train is looking very clean for the next leg to Sioux Falls. Coupled with the new back tire, I’m ready to go again.
Sculpture by Chris Navarro
20% Chance of Flurries
Midday, it was a trip downtown for some Mexican Food and the movie Predators, which was fairly good.
The Rialto and Fox Theaters
When we rode into town yesterday, Casper didn’t appear to be much of a city. But once we had a chance to ride and walk around it for a day, it grows on you. They have a very vibrant downtown, several blocks long and several blocks wide. Every store is open and there doesn’t appear to be the urban sprawl so prevalent in the southeast. There are four nice movie theaters, some historic and dating from the 1920’s, all within a few blocks of each other. The North Platte River runs through town, there is a bike path along the river, and people can go tubing too. There are sculptures throughout town by sculptors such as Chris Navarro.
Well, it is time to gear up for another eight days of riding. The day off was great, but I’m looking forward to new sights tomorrow as we head east. The alarm clock is again set for 5:00AM. See you tomorrow.