Kurt and Kerry and I went on a week long bike tour from Boulder to Elk Mountain, Wyoming and back, with about half the miles on dirt roads. It was 800 km in all, with sun and snow and mud, as well as a cracked rim, elk, moose, and antelope. We took 4 epic days to get up there, and Kurt made it back in 2. Kerry and I came back via North Park and Cameron Pass, skipping the last leg from Ft. Collins by taking the bus, and it still took 4 days. Four nice, non-epic days. This was not a gentle introduction to touring! Thankfully Kerry still thought it was fun and wants to go again.
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Musical inspiration for this post by Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs.