Day 69 - Glendo to Douglas - Two Far 2021 - Sooo... Far - CycleBlaze

June 16, 2021

Day 69 - Glendo to Douglas

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We left very early again to get to our hotel before it got too hot.  I'm looking forward to mornings when we can choose between leaving at 9 or 10.  

The Glendo Reservoir is just outside Glendo. It is a popular lake for boating and fishing. It was created by a dam on the North Platte.
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Glendo Reservoir
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We rode Hwy 87 which parallels I-25.  A rail line runs between the two roads much of the way.

Hwy 87 north of Glendo
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A big cut to build I-25
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There was a sign on the road warning of heavy truck traffic ahead. This is the reason. There was a large rock quarry.
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Another view of the quarry
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We are enjoying the Wyoming scenery.

Wyoming view
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Rose SamsonNice View on Wyoming. Peaceful Too.
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Jeanna & Kerry SmithTo Rose SamsonIt is quiet and peaceful most of the time on our rides.
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Wyoming view
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This tree was striking with it's bark missing leaving the bright white trunk.
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Near the end of the ride, we stopped under an I-25 overpass to rest and cool off.  We saw these nests under the bridge.  I think they are cliff swallow nests.  I didn't get a picture of any birds.

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And are these the remains of old nests?
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Bill ShaneyfeltYes. Swallow nests.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Cliff_Swallow/id
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We saw this structure in the distance. Kerry said it was probably a weather station.
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Weather station?? I say alien landing pad!
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Paul KriegThat is a VHF Omni-Directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) antenna. Aircraft navigation aid and is also used for distance measuring so aircraft can determine how far they are from a particular VORTAC.
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Jeanna & Kerry SmithTo Paul KriegSo alien landing site was a much closer guess than weather station! Thanks, Paul
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We're going to stay here in Douglas for three nights and have a little break.  Tomorrow we're going to visit a couple of museums - more wagons and more trains.

Today's ride: 30 miles (48 km)
Total: 2,660 miles (4,281 km)

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