Average Speed: 19.1km/h
The rain delayed us from leaving Saratoga but we managed to get out at around midday. Before we left Saratoga we met a man called David who has been cycling around America for the last 5 years. He's covered 8,000 miles now but stays in towns a little longer if he finds work. Just after lunch a pretty bad storm started. We were cycling uphill straight into strong wind, thunder and lightning. We had a few rain showers but got some shelter in the woods. The rain eased off towards the top of the climb and we eventually crossed the continental divide at almost 10,000ft. A long descent took us to a campsite just outside Slater, Colorado on the Wyoming border.