Bike Trip Day 1- 7/20/11 – Denver, CO

Start:  Denver, CO

Finish: Denver, CO

Weather:  Sunny, 95 degrees

Bike Time: 2 hours

Miles:  20

Distance to date: 20

I headed out of Cycle Analyst and headed north to Colfax.  My adventure began riding east on Colfax, the street that figured prominently in Kerouac’s On The Road.  He was heading West in his old car, I headedeast on the bike, riding along a strip of America that is showing its age, the bus stops full of aging Hispanics and Blacks, the IHOP roof repainted to boast Mama’s Café, and the windows of Pete’s Kitchen sweaty with heat.  After satisfying my presumptuous connection to Kerouac, I turned south and made a maiden ride of twenty miles along Denver’s extensive system of bike paths.  The bike worked like a charm, though the spiffy leather seat I bought is hard as a diamond.  Time will tell how long it will take to break it in.  My butt is hoping for sooner rather than later.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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2 Responses to Bike Trip Day 1- 7/20/11 – Denver, CO

  1. Brian Champa says:

    You rode right past one of my friends house that I spent a lot of time at! Colfax is a really acclectic street with some great history (and records in fact). Oh how I miss it.

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