Today’s bike ride brought me to the end of Leg 21: The Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne . Cheyenne was named the temporary state capital in 7 May 1869. Maybe they’ll make it permanent someday. Neil Diamond lived in Cheyenne as a child.

Construction on the capitol began in 1886, four years before Wyoming became a state. It took that long to finish it, so that was some good planning, I suppose.

Front view of the Wyoming State Capitol

Wyoming State Capitol (source )

I did 8 bike rides in August, which is a record during this so-called EarthWalk. Not coincidentally, my average daily steps were down from last year, though up from the unsatisfactory previous two months; average daily distance, though, was a near record.

This month’s wildlife was living in harmony.

A snail in the center of a Queen Anne's Lace flower, with an ant nearby

Lace, snail, and ant

A map showing my progress is here , a spreadsheet with progress detail is here , and a Google Earth KMZ file is in  this Google Drive folder . Present coordinates: 41.088°N, 104.800°W .