Beginning today, we went off the Adventure Cycling route to make our way north to Boulder. This means more research, usually online, to find campgrounds and other services. Tonight was going to be a bit easier because we planned to pitch our tent at the home of a friend who lives in Fairplay.
As I rode through the historical downtown of Salida, I stopped to look at a eye-catching store-front. An old man came up to me with a smile and a twinkle in his eye and said, "Bicycles are supposed to follow the same rules as cars and you're parked in a 'No Parking' zone." I smiled, apologized, and said that as a rule, I at least stop at all stop signs. "Oh, I do, too, and if I miss one, I always stop twice at the next stop sign. You have a good day now," he patted me on the shoulder, and went on his way.
Commercial raft trips are very popular in this area. There were many old school buses on the road today with or without passengers, all towing a trailer with 4-5 rafts stacked on top of one another.
Miles = 1479