Day 25: 133 miles - Our plan was to head out from Lander and if the wind was favorable, we'd haul all they way to Rawlins and if it wasn't, we'd stop halfway in Jeffery City. I should have known that the bailout halfway was never an option. We had wind from every direction but the right one and rain off and on all day. Jeffery City turned out to he a literal ghost town with the only sign of civilization being a single bar. I think we saw two people total while we were there. Over 20 years ago, the town used to be a booming Uranium mining town of over 5000 and now its just a bunch of empty buildings. After that bust, we figured we'd go to Muddy Gap where we found a singular gas station. From there, we heard that Grandma's Cafe was just 11 miles down the road and just one more time over the Continental Divide, providing some dinner and a place to camp. Of course when we got there, it was closed and looked like it had been for a while. From there we didn't have any real choice but to continue to Rawlins. One more trip over the Continental Divide and 33 miles of rain, we finally rolled into Rawlins at 8pm. Not particularly a very great day, but I guess we did ride a heck of a long ways.
Once we got into Rawlins, we hid from the rain and cold in a Subway restraunt for a while. Once they kicked us out, we crawled in our sleeping bags on a covered sidewalk in front of a doctors office. We got a great nights rest until the police woke us up this morning wondering what we were doing. Anyways, another day of spotty rain and I think we are just going to cruise the 45ish miles to Saratoga, WY.
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