28 Photos - Jul 9, 2013
Photo: Day 20 Riverton WY to Casper WY 120 miles 2500' of climbing: Am I blogging or sleeping?Photo: Day 20 Riverton WY to Casper WY 120 miles 2500' of climbing: The view for most of 120 miles from Riverton to Casper.Photo: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Guess who got another flat!Photo: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Jim says he is working on the fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially PATIENCE and SELF CONTROL.Photo: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: The view most of the way from Riverton to CasperPhoto: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Looking backPhoto: Day 20 Riverton WY to Casper WY 120 miles 2500' of climbing: We now stop every 30 min for a sip of water and a few minutes off the saddle.Photo: Day 20 Riverton WY to Casper WY 120 miles 2500' of climbing: Guess who has another flat, Jim says he is working on the fruits of the Holy Spirit, love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, and SELF CONTROL.Photo: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: As we are about 30 miles outside Casper, we can see showers in distancePhoto: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Showers crossing our path in the distancePhoto: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing:Photo: Jim Hirz, a cyclist in Casper, was called by a friend who heard the Idaho radio station interviewing Tom. Jim Hirz is retired from UPS and currently works with the school district in Casper. He and some friends formed a cycling club in Casper. Jim also used to race. He has a 19 year old son,  Dex, who was stationed in Afghanistan and is now in San Diego. He has an older son, Kramer, 25 who is a fireman. He has a friend, Debbie whose son-in-law Staff Sargent Jon Jones, was injured in Iraq and is a double amputee. Debbie's daughter Amber and Jon Jones got engaged prior to his deployment. Amber and Jon were married after Jon returned , in the hospitalPhoto: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Platte River in CasperPhoto: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Platte River in CasperPhoto: Photo: Day 20 Riverton to Casper 120 miles 2500' climbing: At the home of Jim Hirz, with close friend Debbie.

Jim Hirz, a cyclist in Casper, was called by a friend who heard the Mt Hime Idaho radio station interviewing Tom. Jim looked at our web site and decided he wanted to do something for us. Jim Hirz is retired from UPS and currently works with the school district in Casper. He and some friends formed a cycling club in Casper. Jim also used to race. He has a 19 year old son,  Dex, who was stationed in Afghanistan and is now in San Diego. He has an older son, Kramer, 25 who is a fireman. He has a friend, Debbie whose son-in-law Staff Sargent John Jones, was injured in Iraq and is a double amputee. Debbie's daughter Amber and Jon Jones got engaged prior to his deployment. Amber and John were married after John returned , in the hospital.Photo: Day 20 Casper, Fantastic dinner provided at the home of Jim Hirz, of Casper.Photo: Day 20 Casper WY Dinner at the home of Jim Hirz, Debbie to the right of Jim.Photo: Day 20 Casper, Jim and Debbie preparing dinnerPhoto: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing: Third from left, Sandy Rupp, a cyclist who together with Jim Hirz, met us outside of Casper and road with us to Jim's House. 

Sandy, generously is providing us with 2 rooms at the Best Western when we arrive in Lusk WY on Day 22.Photo: Day 20 Casper WY At the home of Jim Hirz, third from left, Sandy Rupp, who together with Jim, met us 20 miles outside Casper and road with us to his home.

Sandy, inspired by our effort and cause, generously paid for 2 rooms for us to stay in when we get to Lusk WY.Photo: Day 20 Casper WY, At the home of Jim, 

Third from left, Debbie whose son in law John Jones is a double amputee from injury received in Iraq. Homes For our Troops built John and his wife Amber a home in Fort Collins.Photo: Day 20 Riverton to Casper WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing:Photo: Photo: Day 20 Casper WY, Dinner prepared by Jim and Debbie. Jim opened up his home for us to spend the night.Photo: Day 21 Casper to Douglas WY. Breakfast prepared by Jim.Photo: Day 21 Casper to Douglas WY 120 miles, 2500' climbing:Photo: Jim Hirz preparing us breakfast