Maybe I should have taken the rest day afterall. I felt pretty good when I woke up this morning, but it took me longer than normal to get things packed up. My plan was to use the tailwind to have a nice long day and get to Akron, CO. I was pretty tired today. Even with the tailwind, I made slow progress.
. . . sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom. – Willa Cather
The wildflowers have been changing again. There are a lot more sunflowers than before. They line the highway much like chicory did in Illinois. There are other new wildflowers as well. Maybe I need to download a wildflower app for Colorado.
I stopped briefly at Eckley, CO for a break. It is about half way between Wray and Yuma. Four or five mile down the road, I realized I had left something behind and had to return to Eckley to get it. The backtracking added about nine or ten miles to my trip. When I got to Yuma, I decided that was far enough. Even though the map says I only rode about 28 miles, I actually went closer to 40. Hopefully, after a day of rest I can make some good distance. I am about 140 miles from my sister’s home and would like to get there by Friday night or Saturday morning.