We have been settled for about three weeks now it is time to start spreading the word in our new community. Not that Denver needs a whole hell of a lot of people screaming about bicycle awareness and travelling via self-powered pedaling. Our new home is full of warm showers hosts and bicycle dedicated cafes and bars/ shops that have been great for our transition from life on the road.
The need to be out in the world has called since about day five. Just in time for the excitement of being in a new place to morph into the realization of what we had just gotten ourselves into. We have an apartment. That means we have bills. And ultimately means that we now have jobs and an obligatory need to stay in one place. It was harder for Kim to cope than me, with my sense of needing to get shit done in the here and now (aka schooling). She has her degree and is left with only the itchy feet pushing her to get back out there in the world.
But we are here and this is now and we already have our next bicycling journey in the works. This summer we will be travelling from here in Denver, CO to the coast of Portland, OR. That will bring us through 6 states, countless National Parks (including Yosemite) and along 4 major cycling routes here in the good ole U.S. of A. We will traverse the Great Parks South, TransAmerica, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and The Pacific Coast Highway.
Planning the trip is very exciting and I almost said that it is the best part of travelling. But that would have been a flat out lie. The road is the best part of travelling. Doing a solid 8 hours of hard cycling, cooking at picnic tables (if you are lucky), and finding farmers and locals that are kind enough to share their lives with you for the night; that is the best part of travelling. And we absolutely can not wait to be back out in it.