Rest day to refuel
Day 45. Rest day in Salida to eat. Beautiful weather in Salida today. Tara wants to move to this beautiful mountain town, which is very unpretentious, and surrounded by tall mountains. Started the day with coffee in the hotel room. I may have had a snack or some cookies before going to breakfast. They had an automatic pancake machine with a one button push and it would make two pancakes! Mimi and I each had a pancake. Then I had Coffee, OJ, 2 cinnamon raisin toast with butter, jam, and cream cheese. Some scrambled eggs. A yogurt. Shortly after breakfast we went to town to a great coffee pastry shop and we had spiced sweet chai and Mimi and I split a cinnamon roll. Then we went grocery shopping and I broke into the chips on the way home. We then went back to the room and I grazed, eating only half a carton of peanut butter chocolate Oreos, A banana, peanuts and raisins. I had a couple of glasses of Gatorade and then I finished my calzone that was left over from dinner last night. We repacked the bikes this afternoon and then went and walked around the town. I started with a pre-dinner ice cream. Then we had Mexican dinner and after dinner we had another ice cream. Finished the night with a sparkling water and brushed my teeth hoping I will be well fueled to get back on the bicycle tomorrow. We have reunited with John and Lois and will be heading out together at 8 AM to ride the next three or four days with a destination of Dell Norte. We have a couple of really high passes to climb and some iffy weather so we’re hoping to stay dry and warm! We are hoping to get out of Colorado and into New Mexico before the snow flies.
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