Trip Log – Day 68 – Boulder, CO to Arvada, CO

Boulder to ArvadaJuly 12, 2015 – Sunny, 90 degrees

Miles Today: 24

Miles to Date: 3,983

States to Date: 18

IMG_2885Boulder’s church aisle is a bike path. I saw more cyclists, on road bikes, dirt bikes, and mountain bikes, on one Sunday morning in Boulder than in the rest of my travels combined. There were plenty of cars too, laden with bike racks, as I climbed out of town on Highway 93. Even though it was a short day, I got a good workout; the wind was in my face the whole way.

Once I turned east on Highway 72 I enjoyed the long decent into Arvada, with Denver beyond. The distant skyline sparkled on the horizon, where it wasn’t interrupted by the steady crawl of single-family houses scratching up the foothills. Denver probably has the largest psychic catchment are of any city in the United States. Ever since Bismarck, Denver has been the reference city for everyone I’ve met. It is the capital of the West.

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Since I was invading my brother and sister-in-law’s house house on their anniversary, I picked up a big bouquet at King Sooper before I arrived around two and we passed the hours in catching up since we got together last year.IMG_2896 My eight-year-old niece Izzy is deep into Barbie. We spent an hour dressing and redressing her collection, eventually distorting our play into ‘What could get Barbie kicked out of the prom? Out of boarding school? And out of church? Bachelor uncles can be mischievous influences. After pizza and beer and s’mores on the backyard fire, we played cards until we were too tired to reminisce any more.

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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