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Patrick Johnson

Department of Chemical Engineering

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6524

Email: pjohns27@uwyo.edu

Epic Ames Monument Ride

May 24, 2018
The team in front of Ames Monument

On the evening of Thursday May 24, nine ambitious cyclists from the Johnson Materials Research Group set out on a 30-mile cycling adventure to Ames Monument. The group arrived in Tie Siding around 6:30 pm and set out along the dirt roads of the Wyoming plains on their mountain bikes. The first few miles of the ride consisted of challenging, technical climbing, but we were soon rewarded with a beautiful sunset over Ames Monument when we got to the highest point. Descending down the hills was a far more exhilirating adventure, but was also far longer than anticipated. Initial estimates by group leader Dr. Johnson showed the entire route was 20 miles, but his estimate was far off. Despite this, group members both new and experienced pushed on, not knowing how long it would be before they saw signs of civilization again. As the sun set on the adventure, most riders donned a headlamp to increase visibility and an extra layer to keep warm in the rapidly decreasing temperatures. We finally approached the end of the trail at 10pm after 3 1/2 hours of exhausting evening biking.

 

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Map of Ride
Our ride laid out on Google Maps

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Department of Chemical Engineering

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6524

Email: pjohns27@uwyo.edu

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