Eoin’s blog – Day 19 – Buffalo to Gillette (72 miles)

Thursday 19 August

The Team left The Occidental Hotel  in Buffalo at circa 7am and headed for brekkie at a local cafe.

It was a normal enough day in the saddle. We stayed along the I-90 for all of it as there was no backroad alternative. The terrain was up and down like the rest of Wyoming but there always seems to be more ups than downs! There were no towns along the way for us to stop and have a break so we simply powered on through the 70 miles like pedalling maniacs. With 20km to go I punctured just as the lads had crested a hill in front of me so having fixed that I was riding solo for the last hour which was tough.

We stayed at the Settle Inn which was a big spacious hotel. We got the added bonus of having a free dinner because of a manager’s special or something – we were too busy munching on hotdogs to find out the real reason for the free grub.

That evening we went to the cinema to see Inception and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Why those films you ask? Well there was little other choice seeing as the cinema only had two screens. After the films we took a drive around Gillette to see the town. Upon stopping into a bar (for 5 waters of course), a certain member of the Team who is partial to a night out here and there, realised he had forgotten his ID as proof of age. Being sticklers for the rules, we were sent packing by security, and headed home for an early night. The steam is still clearing from the head of that certain member of the Team.

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