This is a mountain biker’s mecca! Everywhere we go, folks are riding bikes. The scenery is so conducive to being outside that if they aren’t riding, they are walking or running.
So, to get out there, we went on our first mountain bike trip, riding out to the village of Gothic and back. Flowers are in their most magnificent glory right now and everywhere we looked, they reached for the sky, sometimes towering over us along the sides of the road.
We stayed on a dirt road for our first excursion. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do at this altitude. Single track, next time.
That afternoon, we showered and head into town for an outdoor concert. Can you believe we drove all the way to Crested Butte, Colorado and sat down to hear a band from Austin, Texas? Everyone we are with is from Austin! Crazy.
We all brought picnics and blankets, shared food and drinks and laughs. I haven’t smiled that much in a long time. We were all enjoying each other’s energy and love was everywhere.
Thank you, big mountain, for your watchful eye and glorious beauty.