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Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Cure


It took a week of “pre-flight” prep to get Rv Daisy loaded and ready to soar. I was solo for a couple weeks while Bobbie tied up “loose ends” at home. There is an allure to “Blue Highways,” a term William Least Heat Moon coined for lesser travelled squiggly blue lines on paper maps that preceded internet Google Maps. I pointed Daisy west through the peaceful and lovely desolation of Western Colorado, bound for Eastern Utah’s sunburnt version of Lovely Ouray. 


Ah, The Road...freedom to sate my waxing wanderlust that always seems to build over summer. Yes, even in places as lovely as Lovely Ouray, especially after a tourist season that unleashed an unprecedented tsunami of men, women, and children, half of which can’t imagine “recreation” without motorized toys. 

Someday soon, I pray, we will be able to gather with distant friends and family once again, embrace and laugh without face condoms and hand sanitizers. Until then, me thinks I’d rather be a boondocking hermit and ignore “Nero” Presidents fiddle as the world burns from climate change and pandemics spawn out of control from ineptitude. Personal politics are more and more born out of Facebook and Twitter “news” sources…where search algorithms fuel fires of discontent and division. Yeah, leaving that behind…for a while, anyway. 

 

Yeah, leaving that shit behind…for a while, anyway.  But I digress. Where was I?

Oh yeah, Eastern Utah, pedaling my Cannondale “Bad Habit” mountain bike through groves of autumnal maple and aspen while sniffing the sweet scent of nearby ponderosa pine…


Now that we've landed near a cell tower I hope to rub some lovely in your face...some wild, with a dash of reckless abandon thrown in for good measure. If you like short stories and purdy pictures, check back soon. I'll write as Verizon allows.
Mark and (now) Bobbie, on the road again.
Peace out!


So many trails, so little time...



 

 

And there was plenty of hike-a-bike sections :)














7 comments:

  1. Wow! Love all the red leaves! Beautiful

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  2. Wonderful pictures. William Least Heat Moon, I remember reading Blue Highways in my earlier years, a great book to inspire and didnt he have a Ford Econoline. Have a great time.

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  3. What a grand life from lovely Ouray to gorgeous Utah and back again. Blue Highways indeed. I hope they are not now covered with Trump signs and Confederate flags. Love your writing so articulate about our current situation.

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  4. Ass kicking scenery and bike rides, doesn't get much better!

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  5. Thank God you are back in the saddle again
    Stay Safe and Stay Thirsty
    D & A

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