16-05-16 Day 50  Last Minute – Mark Trail

Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure

I looked outside and no snow..  Checked weather bug and the rain was suppose to start around 10:00, so up and out. I carried all my stuff down three flights of stairs including Silver.. I was out of breath before the day even started…..

Thanks David for a Delicious stay… It was an insurance policy that wasn’t needed but mentally got me over Hoosier Pass.

The post office didn’t open till 8:00 so I waited and checked out the town. Right at the foot of the ski resort… Nice.

Marcello who hiked the PCT with me off and on in 2012 was passing through and planned to meet me on his way to California..   He called and said today would be the day… Perfect..   A short day to Silverthorne gave me time to enjoy the bike paths that connect all the towns in the area… Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, Copper, and Breckenridge. The only issue that disrupted that wonderful plan was snow…. And LOTS of it..  The last time I rode my bike in show was back in Baldwinsville New York where I delivered newspapers all year by bike… With my hat turned down to protect my face I didn’t get to see much.. Maybe Next Time…..

I stopped in Frisco to warm up and let the weather clear… The trail goes along Dillon Reservoir where I walked while hiking the Continental Divide Trail last september..  Memories fell out of my past like snow flakes.  Everyone so unique…  Humm.

Heather greeted me at the 1st Interstate Inn and I quickly jumped into bed to rest.

Marcello  arrived and the catching up started.. We last saw each other in 2015 in Virginia. Lots has happened since. We have crossed paths over the years even on the road while I biked across the US in 2014. A true friend indeed….. A walk in the rain in Frisco and dinner at the Dam Brewery in Dillon…  The right person, at the right place, at the right time….. Thanks Marcello….

Breckenridge to Silverthorne, CO.
15 miles