First Day on the Road

Trip Start Oct 17, 2008
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Trip End Nov 2008


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Where I stayed
Dan Cohen's house

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Here we go:

When I first woke up this morning all I could think about is "Am I really going to do this?" 
I must have said that line at least 42 times and by that 42nd time I was on my bike and ready to go.
The first 15 minutes on my bike was more of the same, but slightly negative, "What the F#$# am I doing." 

I was having trouble controlling my bicycle because of the trailer attached.  I was very nervous the first 5 miles because that trailer took control of my bike and the slightest movement would have sent me tumbling down.  Once I got my bearings set I was loving life.  I was actually laughing and talking aloud. 

To brag to someone I called my Mom and proceeded to talk on my cellphone while I was riding almost crashing multiple times but loving every moment.  I was riding on the Rio Grande Trail passing many cyclists and what I found interesting was their greeting towards me.  I might just be reading into ths, but I felt like I was getting an extra nod of appreciation from the other cyclists and even a few comments like "nice rig, kid."

Fun Facts:
29 miles from Snowmass to Carbondale.
2 hours and 10 minutes

Total weight of bicycle with trailer 105 pounds and then an additional 160 pounds of Jordan.

Plans for tomorrow:
Ride from Carbondale with Dan Cohen to Battlement Mesa which is about 50 miles.
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staciejmbca
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Congrats on the begining of your adventure!!..
OMG!!!.. I love it.. like I've said many times before..never a dull moment w/ you!!.. I'm very much looking forward to keeping up w/ your progress..

May the sun bring you new energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, May the rain wash away your worries,May the breeze blow new strength into your being, May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. -Apache Blessing

...be careful out there sunshine!!..take care!

hugs,
Stac

staciem
staciem on

A solid start
Congratulations on the solid start! You are a great man for setting out on this adventure, and I look forward to watching, and reading about your progress. Always entertaining.

Be safe!
Stacie

lebo
lebo on

2 hours and 10 minutes
I hope you get to California by 2010. Great job. Proud of you. Michael

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