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    Cycling in Laramie

    There's a remote possibility that next year, the wife may be pursuing her Ph.D. in Laramie...

    I'm trying not to sound disappointed when she talks about going to Laramie. So tell me, what is there to Laramie's bicycling culture? Is there anything I should be excited about with bicycling in Laramie?
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    Well, when I was up there a few weeks ago, I was walking on the bridge over the rail-yard just west of downtown. I was nearly run down by a hipster on a Pista

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    Quote Originally Posted by immunizer View Post
    Well, when I was up there a few weeks ago, I was walking on the bridge over the rail-yard just west of downtown. I was nearly run down by a hipster on a Pista
    I guess there's no hiding from hipsters.


    I am assuming that due to the lack of response in this thread... cycling in Laramie either a) sucks or b) is non-existent.
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    Bicycle tour of colorado is spending the night in laramie this coming yr so there must be enuf cycling infrastructure
    to support a route into and out of there

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    I haven't spent any time in Laramie. I have ridden and driven in the general area, and don't have anything nice to say, sorry. The above image sums it up for me.

    It's about an hour drive to Ft. Collins which has an active racing and riding scene.

    I don't agree w/colorado dale's assesment that BTC route necessarily means it's a good town for cycling. The route passes through there on the way to Hwy 130/Snowy Range, which is one great ride.

    There's a stage race out of Laramie - Dead Dog Classic - maybe their web site could lead to some information sources for you.

    edit to add: sorry to be negative. but a PhD isn't forever, and it's gotta be better than Lansing MI where I went to grad school.
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    Why does Nebraska suck? Because Wyoming blows.


    As I told my wife, I'll make do wherever she goes. It is more important that she gets a Ph.D. she wants than I live in a hip, cool, urban environment.
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    Many, many years ago (early 1970's) I interviewed for a professorship in Laramie. We met with a realtor. There was exactly one house for sale in the whole town.

    Our singing group has been invited to sing in Laramie in January.

    All of Wyoming is windy.

    That's all I have to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorado dale View Post
    Bicycle tour of colorado is spending the night in laramie this coming yr so there must be enuf cycling infrastructure
    to support a route into and out of there
    so? cycling infrastructure = a paved road



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    Quote Originally Posted by CritEastwood View Post
    hipster cigs^
    I get it now. Laramie is so uncool that it is cool.
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    curt gowdy state park is between laramie and chyenne, and has some decent trails. it's something.

    oh, in addition to it being windy, it hails in june. enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    All of Wyoming is windy.
    I lived in Sheridan for several years and it was not windy in that area. Protected by the Bighorn Mtns I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
    I lived in Sheridan for several years and it was not windy in that area. Protected by the Bighorn Mtns I guess.
    I heard that when you lived in Sheridan it was windy, indeed!!
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    I'm still waiting for someone in Laramie to post and show us how awesome Laramie is for cycling.

    Of course, this thread has convinced me one of two things. Either, there are no cyclists in Laramie, or Laramie is so remote that they have no Internet access.
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    I have a work colleague that lives in Laramie/Centennial. He says him and his wife ride road bikes. But I have not been able to pry any more specific information out of him about riding in that area. I think UW has a road cycling team, so I assume people do ride there. Probably mostly from west to east

    You might try city-data . com. It's a forum for general discussions, but there may be WY folks on there who live there and may know more.
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    Does anyone ride in Laramie yet? Road bikes that is.

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    Cycling in Laramie

    I raced in Laramie last weekend. It was really windy. I wouldn't want to live there forever but it would probably be manageable for a short time.

    The snowy range is beautiful.
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    Did you know that folks who leave Laramie tend to fall on their face a lot?
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    What does that mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    What does that mean?
    An attempt at humor that obviously failed.
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    I thought it was quite clever. Is it really that bad there? The Mrs. had a phone interview for a job recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martialman.45 View Post
    I thought it was quite clever. Is it really that bad there? The Mrs. had a phone interview for a job recently.
    I am pleased that someone got my distorted senseof humor. No, not really THAT bad there, but I once asked a resident of one of the towns further west (perhaps Rawlins) if the wind EVER stopped blowing, and the answer was "no." Laramie, being situated closer to the mtns, may have a different wind factor.

    40 years ago I turned down a professorship at the U of WY in Laramie because my son, with a disability, often needed specialized medical care, and we were told that Laramie would become "snow bound" and there was no way to get to Cheyenne or Denver, and Laramie did not have that care. I am sure things are different now.
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    I was at my race with a woman who lived there for several years. She said in summer it was windy most of the time, and in winter it was bitterly cold. It's definitely a small town. It has some small-town charm, the campus is beautiful, but i felt that the small-town-poverty / lack of wider culture would outweigh that.

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    I am guessing that it is always a headwind and the towns folks walk leaning into it. No wind = fall on face.

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    They have bicycles in Laramie??? I though everybody either has a horse or a pick-up truck ... more likely both.

    p.s. Have done some geology in the Owl Creek/Big Horn area. Came to love Wyoming, but then again I never had to winter over. I hear that wintering over in Antarctica is more pleasant than a winter in Wyoming. And to think that WY is on my short list of places to retire.
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    Fortunately, the wife decided to pursue a Ph.D. elsewhere. We have settled here in Edgewater.
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