Day7, 4 June 71 miles (115 km} La Junta to Eads - headwinds and long gentle uphill for half the ride. This part of the country is flat in every direction with just enough rolling prairie to keep the downhill from getting boring.
In Animas stopped at a roadside trailer for coffee and free lemon cake from Isaac, former welder turned barista. Nice break. From our conversation it sounds like Colorado has become the prisons center for this part of the US with a mix of private and state run institutions.