That’s Val on the way to Independence Pass. Val and I have been hitting the road. For the 3rd straight year, I’ve joined in the fun at the 109 West bicycle tour.
It is a week-long event similar to Ride the Rockies with a few major differences:
- Hotel-only lodging = no camping
- A few dozens cyclists – not thousands
- Aid-stations with multitudes of food choices = YUM
This year the 109 West tour travelled from Telluride through Montrose, Crested Butte, Buena Vista, Aspen and Paonia / Hotchkiss before finishing in Palisade.
Val climbed the Dallas Divide, Cerro Summit, & Blue Mesa Summit on the way to CB; crossed Cottonwood Pass to BV; conquered Independence and McClure Passes (yet again); and summited the Grand Mesa from the south side for the first time.
Realizing a bicycle tour is not the solution for every survivor going through further treatment, I do suggest that continuing to participate in your beloved activities to an extent as much as possible is a rejuvenating, blissful thing. SO GO DO YOUR THING! And enjoy it. How could it be any better?
Cheers – Daina