Shelter from the storm

The thing about riding a motorcycle in Wyoming, is their weather is really unpredictable and is rarely pleasant. There is a lot of wide open spaces which means very little shelter. I have had several incidents in WY that involved their weather and the inability to find anywhere to hide. Today was another of those days. It started off great. The skies were threatening but I was able to pretty much avoid any significant rain for three or four hours. Then my luck began to dissipate. I sat out a rain storm in Rawlins, then decided to try and make it to Rock Springs. A nice 500 mile day.

Things got really ugly with tornado force winds and there was no where for me to pull off. Add in the drafting that you get with semis and it was getting tough to stay up. I did not know how long this was going to last and I did know if I could handle this all the way to Rock Springs. I saw a sign telling me about a town coming up in 5 or 10 miles and that was going to be my new destination. I arrived in Wamsutter which had a big restaurant/store that I used as a wind break. I went in and spoke with a local that assured me the restaurant across the parking lot had great food, so I went for it. I have to say, this was the best meal I have had on this entire trip and it was like $20 for a rib eye with two beers!

My photo of the day for day 228 is of the restaurant I found in the middle of nowhere, that had some of the best food anywhere. As an added bonus, while I ate the storm passed and I was able to make it to Rock Springs anyway.

Day 228 picture of the day

Fakawee's Great Steaks

One Response to Shelter from the storm

Leave a Reply

Purchase Your Photo!
If you are interested in purchasing the high quality version of the photo you see on this website without the logo on it, contact Send the URL (link) of the photos you are interested in and we send you a quote. Please let us know if the photo will be for personal or commercial use as well. Thank you and we look forward to your business.