Colorado State…Go Rams
We biked about 15 miles to find breakfast this morning, go Dennys. We were going to bike to Denver today. After a change of plans, I decided to make a stop in Fort Collins. I’m staying with Shayna’s swim coach Kevin…. Go Rams.
That turns the ride into 56 miles instead of 107. We tried to follow frontage roads today. During the short ride on the frontage road we observed buffalo and camels. After the road dead ended into a gravel road, we climbed over a locked gate, crossed the bushes, over a barbed wire fence, to the interstate. There is something wrong about climbing barbed wire fences in spandex.
The head wind made for a slower ride today. There was not many stops along the way, so I was out of water when I rolled into town.
The mountains are a beautiful back drop to this picturesque state this time of year. I plan on taking my time to get to Denver so I can enjoy its beauty a bit.
It’s funny to think about how long it took me to get to Colorado the last time I drove. Now I’m here on a bike.
I have rode through two states that I have never been to before. It’s also funny to think about 56 miles on a bike as being a recovery day. It’s crazy how quick your body adapts. The body is an amazing machine with the proper fuel and maintenance. Many people have told me, “I could never do what you are doing.” Well of course you can’t, you just told yourself you could never do what I am doing. You can do whatever you want, you just have to do it. You can do it!