Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
up in the mountains in the rain with nothing to do. We decided after
setting up tents in the rain that we would stay another day and hope
for a better riding day Sat. We had a great day exploring Telluride.
What a beautiful spot. The town park has camping and then every sports
facility you can imagine...soccer, basketball, baseball, horseshoes,
volleyball, tennis, pool, ice skating, incredible playground,
pavillion with stage, etc.! A huge waterfall comes down the mountain
and runs through the campground with extreme power! Amazing place! We
had fun hopping around town people watching, eating good food, and
riding the gondola up and down imagining what great skiing they must
with beautiful scenery...greenery too! It is so sad to see so many for
sale signs everywhere though. The poor economy has hit this area
hard...really everywhere we have been on this trip. This area has
beautiful ranches along the river, lodges, campgrounds etc. For sale.
We got to Lizzard Head Pass which was elevation 10,222' Of course my
camera was out of battery but it was also cold and pouring on us so
not sure I would have broken the camera out of the bag!
Friday, June 26, 2009
many more miles a day than us! Some were nurses at a hospital,
teachers and others. Nice group to bike with and pass or be passed by
throughout the day. They were headed to Telluride for the night and
finishing up in Ridgeway which will be a stop for us also. God is
watching us and guiding our decisions for sure! If we had not met
Brandon we would have definitely gone on passed his house and camped
at a nice place but would have been soaked by the downpours. Rebecca
wanted to plug away to the summit and stay in Telluride and the other
group heading there also motivated us! If we hadn't made it to
Telluride, we would have had a layover up in the mountains away from
everything instead of one in downtown Telluride where there is so much
to do even in the rain! More later about stay in Telluride.
early 80's and actually on his way to Vegas fir an interview for a
story on what he had been doing since then! He also is working with
many others collaborating on hydrogen fuel kits for vehicles making
them as efficient if not more than hybrids! James and the rest of us
were completely on awe of the process and although Brandon cannot make
money on it because big oil has all the patents on it, we wish him
well with it. We will definitly look into it more when we get back!
James had told us months ago about vehicles that run on water...we
need to listen better apparently because it seems every week James is
right about these concepts! For days he has been telling me about
these sports cars that are worth $1m. I said that wasn't possible. We
learned today that they can go up to 1.5m! We have seen many sports
cars in groups passing us. Yesterday were Shelby Colbras! Very cool!
Today ferraries(sp?). Thank you so much Brandon for your hospitality.
James especially liked the BBQ. Chicken and watching Congo with you!
Brandon insisted we sleep insidedue to a large bear on the property!
10' he thought...yeah, that was smart!
ride up to Stoner where our angel Brandon lived! Great riding and we
definitely would have ridden further if I hadn't talked with Brandon
but it all turned out for the best! Worst rain of the trip came that
procrastination) we had a little layover next door at a bar. Kids had
sliders and fries thanks to the very nice bar tender and I chatted
with a few locals. Brandon Cecil was one of the locals that we asked
about the camping ahead and where we might end up. He said it was
closed. He felt badly as he was asked to manage it this summer but he
could not. He liked what we were up to and offered his yard and
facilities to us and even took some gear for us!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
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