Trans Am Trail, Here I Am 7


I bet you’re curious why I’ve been so quiet on this blog for the last couple of weeks. Well, if you haven’t been following me on my other social media outlet, I have been on the road. On June 22nd, I hopped on the Greyhound from El Monte, California and spent a whole day traveling to Pueblo, Colorado. I figure that the actual traveling event deserved its own video so here is the video of me prepping for the trip and taking the trip.

Vlog 19: Trans Am Week 0

It has already been a week of travel and it has been non-stop. Starting from Pueblo I got to ride up through Canon City at famous Royal Gorge which is made famous by several whitewater rafting expeditions in the area (no one from our group did this). We then left the Royal Gorge to Hartsel, Colorado where we were treated to a stay a barn. This was at the Hartsel Spring Ranch (Yelp). They allowed us to stay in their barn for the night but the other tour leader, Jared, and I decided to camp given that we were treated to a spectacular night show of distance lightning storms and twinkling stars. On top of that, we had a babbling brook next to us.

The next morning, I got to ride from Hartsel into Breckenridge. I was there last year on another Adventure Cycling trip so being back in town was very nostalgic. We spent a layover day there but Jared and I needed to bring the van into the dealership to fix some electrical problems. We even did some planning and reservations for the coming weeks of our trip as we enjoyed a second breakfast at the Mountain Lyon Cafe in Silverthorne (Yelp). Our host at the Fireside Inn was simply awesome! Their accommodations were magnificent and included breakfast. Both Nicky and Andy are super nice. If I ever go back to Breckenridge, this would be my stop.

After our much-needed layover, we began a long stretch of camping starting at Hot Sulfur Springs, Colorado and went on through Rawlins, Wyoming. Here is the video for your viewing pleasure.

Vlog 20: Trans Am Week 1

Photos

Me Carrying My Stuff

Me Carrying Stuff

Me Carrying Stuff

Lake Pueblo Campgrounds

Lake Pueblo Campgrounds

Clouds in Hartsel

Clouds in Hartsel

Sunset in Hartsel

Sunset in Hartsel

Climbing up Hoosier Pass

Climbing up Hoosier Pass

On top of Willow Creek

On top of Willow Creek

Continental Divide at Willow Creek

Continental Divide at Willow Creek

Self Portrait at the Continental Divide

Self Portrait at the Continental Divide

Wyoming view

Wyoming view

Sunset in Saratoga, WY

Sunset in Saratoga, WY

Selfie on the Wyoming Road

Selfie on the Wyoming Road

Overland Trail

Overland Trail

Mile 225

Mile 225

Resting in Sinclair, WY

Resting in Sinclair, WY


About Johnny Lam

Johnny is an avid cyclist who enjoys bicycle touring as well as anything bicycle related. Johnny has traveled the entire Pacific Coast by bike from Vancouver to the border of California and Mexico. He's also toured through-out locations in Southern California. Johnny is also a League of American Bicyclists League Certified Instructor (LCI) and also completed the Adventure Cycling Association's Leadership Training Course (LTC). He is an active member in Los Angeles bicycling community being involved in organizations like the Los Angeles County Bicycling Coalition (LACBC), C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change through Live Exchange), and Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV) by taking part in ride marshaling, pedestrian & bike counts, and other volunteering opportunities.


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