Long Day To Dubois – Day 55

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July 17, 2016
78.3 Miles for the day
2,871.3 Total miles for trip
6:43 Ride Time
Day 55 Lander, Wy To Dubois, WY

Last night, the sprinklers went off in the park and soaked lots of the rock climbers tents and stuff. I don’t even think any of them were even around as all their stuff got soaked for several hours. Some tents didn’t even have the rain flys on and I was seeing lots of fancy camping equipment all getting hosed down.

Photo Jul 17, 5 22 45 AM

Dude, Be careful with that breakfast burrito, there’s a Pokemon sleeping on that garbage can!

The alarm went off at 4am And we were on the bikes by 5am.


The goal was to wake up before the sun did and ride out of Lander and make it to Dubois. Austin was talking about going over the pass but I need to stay in Dubois and run ARE Boot camp tonight.



There was no wind riding out of Lander but it started to pickup as the day went on.


When we were in the middle of nowhere we rode up to this Guy jamming out on his electric guitar. When I rode up I said “We’re here for the concert!” So he belted out a few tunes for us. Him and his girlfriend were headed to Yellowstone from Florida.


All day I wasn’t really feeling that great. I feel slow, and out of shape. My bike feels like it’s not riding right. I think the wheels need to be tuned up. I think the altitude is getting to me and the bike. I hope it is.


The last leg of the day riding into Dubois we had a sweet tailwind into town. Austin and I stopped for food and he kept going. He wants to try to make it over the pass today. I have ARE Boot Camp tonight.


I met another cyclist in town named Bill. Him and I went down to the KOA but they wanted nothing to do with us and they told us they were full. Bill pointed out the local church is letting cyclists stay there so I called them up and we went over there.


Photo Jul 17, 8 33 29 PM (1)

The people from the church were all really nice. I met Oliver who was walking the transam. He’s pushing a baby stroller with all his gear. He told me that people keep calling the cops on him cause they think he has a baby in there.

As I was talking to Bill it turned out he was an original 1976 cyclist. He has been bike touring for most of his adult life.

Photo Jul 17, 7 54 49 PM

I hung out with my ARE boot camp friends and worked on my blog for the rest of the night. Tomorrow I will cross Togwatee Pass and descend down into Grand Teton National Park. This is my next big milestone of the trip.

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Michael Riscica

Hey, I’m Michael Riscica and I live in Portland, Oregon with my Labrador Retriever. When I’m off the bike, I make my living as a Licensed Architect and also write a architecture blog at YoungArchitect.com.

I took my first bike tour in 2003 when I rode from Boston to New York City, and at that time I learned about cycling across America. My life was forever changed. I have successfully ridden and blogged about Coast2Coast bike rides during the summers of 2005, 2007and now 2016.

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1 comment
Michael Zeff - August 2, 2016

Hey Michael, great to see your blog posts—I’m the singer you met on the road to Dubois! Thanks for posting, mind if I use the photo and give your blog a shout-out? Happy trails!

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