We're in Colorado! The idea was nearly lost due to the challenges of the day, but here it was Sunday evening and we were in Colorado! Hooray! Time to celebrate with a couple cold beers and a big ass steak. We regroup, change into shorts and t-shirts, and try to find someplace to celebrate our accomplishments. I checked with Trip Advisor and, while there were a couple restaurants within walking distance, there was a highly recommended steak place just 2 miles down the road.
So...you just changed out of your hot sweaty riding gear after a 12 hour day on the road...you're rocking shorts, a t shirt, and sneakers...the restaurant is a scant 2 miles away...it's getting late...
"So, should we ride the bikes?"
"I dunno...I don't really feel like putting my riding gear back on"
"It's only surface streets...a 4 minute ride...really"
"I guess we can just be really careful"
"I'm game if you are...we'll just be really careful"
"Hey, you know Colorado doesn't have a helmet law..."