I was informed by the higher power that I was driving, rather than flying to Oro Valley, AZ and oh, we'd be taking the long route and checking out some national parks. The drive from Ohio through Kansas is rather boring. Kansas has to be the least interesting state through which to drive but on the other hand, I've never driven through Iowa so I could be wrong. Even eastern CO is boring but then the Rockies loom into view, through Denver and then....
...the western side of the Rockies, way cool. Emerging from the mountains, we soon arrive at.....
.....Arches National Park about which I will have much more tomorrow. From there we stopped in Moab and ate at.....
...."The Spoke" restaurant and visited the.....
...Rim Cyclery. They had 15-20 proprietary designed cycling T-shirts and jerseys. I like that!!! Great shop. I looked for Garth Prosser but did not find him but in his place are thousands just like him. Seems like every other business that lines the street is something like "Adventure Bike Tours". Must be dozens of them. Bunch more to come including the Thursday route and weekend rides and a lot more about the drive and arrival.
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.