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Double L Cafe: a great destination for a ride

July 4, 2016

Have you been to the Double L Cafe on the hilltop on Highway 71 in Banner County yet? It’s great!

A great place to bike, too – I’m reblogging this post from my Wyobraska Tandem blog.

Wyobraska Tandem

Ever since Bugman and I bought our tandem in 2013 and started long-distance road riding, Highway 71 south of Scottsbluff-Gering has been a favorite route.

downhill grade

For one, it has a shoulder, and its two lanes in each direction means that drivers can (and usually do) pull into the passing lane to give people riding bicycles on the shoulder plenty of space. Since the portion of the road over the Wildcat Hills was repaved in 2015, the ride has gotten even better on the new, smooooooth surface (though there are still gravel bars that form on the shoulder after heavy rain, and there are long un-repaved stretches of road in Banner County where the shoulder pavement cracks are terrible: ka-BAM! ka-BAM! ka-BAM! – so we sometimes still need to ride out in the lane).

For two, it’s a great workout to be able to get in (from Scottsbluff) ~750 feet of…

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  1. Bradshaw permalink
    July 5, 2016 3:59 pm

    Hi Katie. Really enjoyed reading this. Hope we can get there sometime…………Vickimom

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    • July 5, 2016 4:00 pm

      Me too, Vickimom! I keep asking Jeff if he has talked to you about coming out in the fall. 🙂

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