I woke up like this... Ok so I was in Denver for almost a week and now I am back out on the road! I have eaten half of all the tortillas in the state of colorado and working on the other half from here out. If you are worried about me...send honey/Nutella or PB (creamy natural jif). Great thanks. This is day three since denver. I rode from woodland park yesterday over wilkerson pass then decended into this massive basin where I met couch surfing host Shane who graciously offered a place to camp on his property. Turns out he has a new trampoline! Who needs a tent when the sky is clear and the moon is full! The man grilled up some vegetable kabobs with a beer and finished off with tea as the pink full moon came up over Wilkerson pass. You can't write this stuff!
I started two months ago today and have been reminded on a daily basis that my decision to do so was perfect. Is everyday perfect? Hell no! Most days are full of frustration, anger, exhaustion, confusion and shame but then there are those moments of pure bliss, freedom and power. There was a moment on rt 36 in Kansas where I was totally alone at the top of a hill. The road to myself for miles. The song, 'A baru in new york' by flume started as I pedaled down the hill. Pure elation reminded me why I need to continue. This experience propelled me to Colorado where I started making intentional decisions to take the path of most resistance/most apprehension. In this mind I decided to take a dirt mountain road south toward woodland park. Again, rewarded for taking the more...rich option, I was blessed to see a mountain lion. I came up on it fast and watched it tear off up a steep slope in no more than three large, powerful movements. I slowed down and stopped where I first saw it in the road. I think I said, "Oh my god, no way," in disbelief! As I tried to convince myself that what had just happened wasn't a dream, I felt a strong resolution to the years of intense dreams ive had featuring the illusive cat. Telluride bluegrass festival is next weekend...anyone wanna meet me there?! #biketour #downtownmixup #answerthephone #gingersontherun #travel #wanderlust