Serendipity Returns

I was ready to abandon my my hopes of serendipity leading my journey, as I had hit so many walls of disappointment.  Failures one after the other were prodding me to do more planning.  Until Breakneck Pass.  A turn onto the road for the pass led me to horses, and the entrance to Breakneck Pass, which was a switchback onto a narrow, rough dirt road.

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This pass surely would have ended my trip if not my life.  As I turned around, I noticed another entrance to a campground 7 miles away.  Man this road was rough, emptied my new fridge of beer and food onto the floor.  Then, I ran into this guy.  Bedded down in a beaver meadow.

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Weston Pass turned into my best experience so far.  I finally unloaded the bike for the first time since leaving Birmingham.  I found a few trails, mining ruins, and talked to several other riders “doing the Divide”IMG_3991

As you can see in the pic above, Pike NF is on one side, San Isbel NF is on the other.  I must have seen 50+ adventure guys riding this road.IMG_4024

This Canadian couple above stopped to chat, they dropped their rig in Wyoming, and had ridden down to Leadville and were riding back.  They seemed truly happy.

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Some mining ruins – there were a LOT of old roadside minesIMG_4016 IMG_4017

Old outhouse at another mineIMG_4035 IMG_4037

 

Video to come when I have better Internet.

2 thoughts on “Serendipity Returns”

  1. Just found out about your mid life crisis. I remember a few years ago I told you that you were a writer and you told me just how wrong I was.
    Well looks like I was right again.
    Listen quietly for your muse, she’s whispering in your ear. We will all be here when you get over the whole wanderlust thingie.

    1. I think you are confusing my comments about interesting things, as interesting commentary. Thanks anyway, it is good to know folks enjoy it.

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