The Archway

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I went through the Archway. It looks like a bridge over I-80, and it sure draws attention. How did they manage a permit from the DoT!? I have a feeling random Joe wouldn’t be able to pull this off! Turns out this whole project was conceived by the…

Pony Express Museum

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m visiting Pony Express Station & Museum in Gothenburg, Nebraska. I travelled more than 80km this 3 day weekend, including one 48km trip, so I’m here a lot earlier than I originally anticipated. Pony Express was a courier service in 1860. They built 184 horse stations along the…

Ogallala, NE

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m in Ogallala, Nebraska. This weekend I racked up almost 60km and so I feel like I’m making a lot of progress, but when I map it to the size of Nebraska, it’s really not much. Maybe I’m 20% in? One thing I learned when I moved to…

Sidney, NE

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m in Sidney, Nebraska. Wikipedia says the city is named after a president of the Union Pacific Railroad. The origin story of my previous stop, Pine Bluffs, WY, also involves UPRR. Clearly UPRR had a huge influence in this region. It makes me wonder what it was like…

Pine Bluffs, WY

I’m biking east along I-80 and today I’m in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. OK, not really physically, because of pandemic, but virtually I’m there. I’ve been riding a bike since the beginning of the pandemic every day, and the virtual oddmeter on that bike just passed 2000km, and if I map that to I-80 trip east…