16-05-14 Day 48 Going up- Mark Trail
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
The coyotes howled, “Get up” …. I love sleeping outdoors. The MSR #hubbahubba is a great shelter…. It is free standing which means to can stand by itself… I didn’t put the fly over the top so I could see the stars… MMMM…..
I knew it was going to be a challenging day from the get go. Up, Up, did I say UP? The grade was wonderful but tiring.
Since I camped I needed a place to put in my contacts. Guffey was a mile off the route and up….. Only one way… The town was still sleeping at 10:00 except for the Rolling Thunder Cafe.. Someone enjoyed listening to classical piano as I could hear it as I dismounted Silver, my bike… “Incoming” and the music stopped… “Go ahead You can turn it back on” I said. Geordi said she was practicing.. Oh like play along I thought till I saw her playing…. OH MY…
Life couldn’t get any better. Coffee, The most comfortable chair, and a private concert…
The special was a Green Chili Burrito. Yes OK…. Two hours and the best break a mile off the route all made it worth it….. Thanks Wayne and Geordi!!!
12:15 pm and only 16 miles biked.. The wind didn’t give me a break and gave me all it had. In Hartsel at 42 miles I had given all I had… The wind had it’s way with me … Crawled into the High Line Saloon where Mike and Tina made sure I was taken care of. I ate a plate full of rice and beans, set up the #Hubba across the street in a field filled with rusting trucks.. and crashed. I slept till 7:30 and ate dinner number two….
Thank You Mike and Tina!!!
North of Canon City to Hartsel, CO