Trip Log – Day 324 – Colby KS to Burlington CO

to-burlington-coSeptember 24, 2016 – Sun, 75 degrees

Miles Today: 70

Miles to Date: 16,878

States to Date: 45

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Whoa, guy. Haven’t I already been in Colorado? Don’t have I only three states left? Shouldn’t I start skedaddling home?

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Although I plan to cycle in all 48 contiguous states, my agenda is more complex. There are people and places I want to see that just can’t get covered in one pass. So, I am returning to Colorado with the objective of visiting my sister and brother in Denver, and then my nephew in Pueblo. From there, I plan to tour the juicy parts of New Mexico I missed in round one – Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. I hope to spin across the plains one last time to visit Levelland, Texas, my home from VISTA days. In about a thousand miles I will resume counting states when I enter Oklahoma.

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Not all who wander are lost; I have become an expert wanderer.

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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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2 Responses to Trip Log – Day 324 – Colby KS to Burlington CO

  1. If you’re going to Santa Fe, you should “drop by” Ghost Ranch and meet some of the folks there. Think City Slickers, Aliens and Cowboys, All The Pretty Horses, major dinosaur finds, and Georgia O’Keefe. There’s much more, but these are what usually gets visitors there. I’m thinking God lives there some of the year. It’s easy to feel what motivated O’Keefe in that setting. Would be happy to get contacts. If Willie is around, he would be someone you shouldn’t miss. I can’t imagine cycling there from Santa Fe, but then you’ve traveled farther in the last two years than I have in my 72 years. Next life will be my cycling life, for sure. I don’t know if we talked about Oklahoma when you were in The Woodlands, TX, but OK is my birthplace, growing up time, and college. Keep sending reports from the road!

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  2. paulefallon says:

    David –

    I am planning on visiting Santa Fe and large parts of Oklahoma. I am always interesting in referrals – that’s how I meet interesting people! Send them my way at fallonpaule@gmail.com.

    Ghost Ranch looks fascinating, but is not really ‘in Santa Fe’ from a cyclist’s perspective. It is 62 miles away, which is a days ride. I will contact them to see if they can accommodate me for an overnight. But if you have a specific contact there, i am sure that would help me get a spot.

    Thanks for following my journey.

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