Well, we're done with our bikes. Now what? I'm going to devote a post tomorrow to recapping the whole trip, so I'll just keep this one about today.
As we were getting ready to leave this morning, Chris noticed that he also had a flat. I was able to watch some Fresh Prince from when Will Smith was still cool, so I didn't mind the later check out. We filled our tires at an auto body shop next door to our motel and set out. Our last day of riding actually had a handful of similarities to our first day. Today and Day 1 were the only times that we we were able to ride on bicycle trails for an extended period of time. We came across portions of the trails on both days that were damaged by the weather and barricaded off. On the first day, I was a bit reluctant to go under the caution tape. Today, I just shrugged and went with it. We didn't turn back previously and we weren't going to start today (Disclaimer: the trail was safe despite the warnings and if it were dangerous, we probably would not have proceeded). Both the first and the last day felt incredibly long. On Day 1, the longevity was compounded by having no idea how many days this trip would take. Today dragged on, but it didn't bother me. My finish line was in sight. We've had so many bumps in the road that we've learned to just go with whatever comes our way.
The cycling was fine, but the views were incredible. Being in the downtown of a large city yet being surrounded by a view of the mountains is very inspiring. It also just feels so damn good to be back in a big city. One of the biggest takeaways from this trip for me was that I would never be able to live outside of a big city.
I'm going to do a more in depth write up about the trip tomorrow. I'm still coming to the realization that I don't have to wake up to Chris' alarm clock (Ray Charles- America the Beautiful) or ride a bike tomorrow. Actually- we dumped our bikes today, so we couldn't even ride our bikes if we were going through withdrawal (doubtful). We're going to take a tour of the Airforce Academy and then head up to Denver for a few days.