Now I can go reasonably fast for what I have called a "lifestyle rider"... that's my story and I'm sticking to it. But today I was going even more slowly than I usually do. This was because today was a day I have in many ways been regretting... today we left Colorado.
I love Colorado. It is a shining example of what I mean when I say I love the "outdoors". The trees, the people, to mountains, heck even the rain is something amazing. Life like something out of an old folk song or even a Jack London novel. Colorado is for many of these same reasons considered one of the best states in the USA for adventurers. And I will go back... someday soon I hope.
But having said that I am now opening the next chapter of this trip, Utah. Sure it won't be the same as Colorado but that is exactly why I look forward to it. It will be something entirely new. And if there is anything I hoped to accomplish on this trip it is to experience new things, see new sights, and test my limits. I think so far this trip has done an amazing job of all those things. So on that note I go to bed like I have since the first of June... excited for what tomorrow brings. I can only hope that is a feeling I can hold onto after this trip is over.