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Old 08-12-2011, 07:48 PM   #31
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Thanks 71tr

That was kind of my "under the radar" mission. A couple years ago I couldn't/wouldn't have tried. There's more to that story but if your pay attention you'll probably figure out what I mean. I am 41 years old and I am just now learning I don't need to do it like everybody else. I wish I could ride to Argentina but I am at least chipping away at my fears. Thanks again.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:50 PM   #32
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #33
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Thumb Feeling good Again

So now in my brain I was feeling great because I went up to the big scary pass that wasn't really any big deal at all and it was just gorgeous. So when we went back down to Telluride I was hungry for more and feeling like myself for a change.
So we rode up the really fun switchbacks which were more technical, but also more travelled, and rode up to the waterfall you can see from the heart of Telluride. It was a great road.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #34
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Black bear road er something?
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:29 PM   #35
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #36
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Afternoon in Telluride

We then went down the mountain and to the Telluride Jazzfest, I just hung out in the shade writing in my journal and enjoying the cool grass. I needed my jacket even before sunset. Back in Austin I won't need a jacket for 4 more months! The next morning we re-inflated our tires for pavement and headed towards Mesa Verde.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #37
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The committee in my head was now well rested and ready for some negative thinking. So this day, I started doing some "what ifs" for the next possibly scary thing. Um let's see....Lizard Head Pass.. 10,000 plus feet. Maybe I can be weird about that. Well I implemented my new "I can ride for 20 more minutes" rule and I can't even tell you how un-eventful it was. It was just fun laughing at my self and enjoying the next 45 minutes descending down the mountain valley in the sunshine. Easy.
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Really easy

We got to Delores and ate at Karla's kitchen. It was really good. We decided instead of Mesa Verde to head back towards Pagosa and look for some more dirt. I notice my smiles per gallon seems to be better on dirt.
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From Pagosa we headed towards Chama. But first I gotta take the photos I should have taken on my way INTO Colorado.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:43 PM   #44
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and then further into

New Mexico
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Pissed Starting to get a little warmer

Maybe too warm. I should have laid down in one of those mountain streams before we came back into this stuff.
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