I got a new drug

The grudge match between us and the Rockies was postponed one day due to nothing more than the fact that we’re tired. The hot springs here in Pagosa Springs Colorado supposedly has some magic minerals, so we gave it a shot on the healing front.

On a side note, when we bought some bike supplies in Durango, we went out on a limb and bought these electrolyte/caffeine chew things that Clif Bar makes. They’re basically big gummy bears that supposedly give you energy. The original idea was to use them on the climb over Wolf Creek Pass, but both of us hit the wall on the way to Pagosa and each had a “fuck it, let’s see what these little chewy buddies are all about” moment. Well, I’ll tell you what, they’re fucking delicious! They’re two bucks a piece, so once again, Gary at the Clif company is laughing all the way to the bank. Heath liked them so much he checked to see if they’re publicly traded.

13 thoughts on “I got a new drug

  1. I don’t even know you and I can’t remember which friend told me to check out their friends that are riding across the country, but I have developed an addiction to your blog. The best part for me is that you seem to be bumbling your way through every mistake/challenge that presents itself. Your posts are hilarious.

    *Might I recommend a culinary project. Ordering the same home made food that you like and is available at almost any diner/eatery. Then critiquing each as you go…I did this in Mexico with flan and it is kind of a fun side project. Apple pie, hamburger, chocolate milk shake….whatever. You also seem to be pretty focused on food so it seems like that could be a good obsessive activity.

    Journey on amigos.

  2. Why do I get the feeling you guys are headed up north to Des Moines (for an extended stay) instead of cutting through the South?

  3. I gotta say i’m having a good time living vicariously through your gear experience. Crazy to see that both of you are running with no fenders for a cross country trip. Reminds me of me when i first got into bike touring, which wasn’t long ago. I was more about fuck it, lets just ride too. Many lessons to learn on the road.

    I assume you guys don’t get too nerdy with your gear but i would love to hear more about what you’re packing if interested in sharing. I see you’re pretty tech in some areas like the Surly Long Haul Truckers and the Ortlieb Panniers.

    As for time wasters on the road, i second the food idea. I’m always a fan of random photography as well or perhaps sticking to a subject like weird signs or people or whatever. You guys are doing a great job of storytelling.

    Btw, not sure if you know these guys but they’re friends of mine doing doing somewhat of a related trip, although by car. I assume you guys will dig their stories as well. http://futureroadmaps.tumblr.com/

    Ride on!

  4. Hey Guys,
    I got a text from a proud papa in Oregon. He said that you guys are looking for interesting sights off the beaten path and thought I could give you some tips. I’m not sure of you route but I might suggest that you check out the website RoadsideAmerica.com
    It has all sort of interesting stuff or send me you route and I will send you cool places to check out.

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