Riding up the Wet Mountain valley is just knocked-out gorgeous. The wind is giving me the impetus to stop often for pictures. I met Laurie, who helped me find some water when the store in Gardner was unexpectedly closed. I had enough water to get to Westcliff, but less of a safety margin than I would have liked. In Westclffe, I met Ruthie and Kerri, who let me clean up in the local church and gave me a bottle of frozen Gatorade. I'm still feeling fresh, so I'm having a BLT, using the wifi and fixing to head up to Salida. I'm in tourist country and I'm learning to expect the cars with Texans plates to stink at sharing the road.
from the road.