Tyler’s journal entry:
Day 29 – Limon, CO to Bennett, CO
I woke up early in the 1st Inn Gold when the reading light above my bed fell off the wall and smacked me in the forehead right on cue at 5:24 am. We were due to sleep in, and despite the night time knock, we were at ease because we were catching a ride to Bennett with our host for the night, Barb and her daughter Amanda. Barb pickup us up from the hotel around 9 and we were in Bennett, fifty miles closer to Denver by 10:30.
With Mike’s bike still maligned, catching a ride to Bennett was a real god-send. Not only was it a day off the saddle, but getting to Bennett early gave us time to relax and enjoy an extra day off, something that we value more than gold. We were staying at Barb’s sister’s and brother in law’s wheat farm overlooking the mountains, and being around a family on a comfy couch was just what we all needed.
Barb was so excited to meet us and help on our mission to prevent child sexual abuse, that she had printed 1,000 blue flyers explaining our ride and encouraging people to donate, and join us on our mission. Barb had also solicited stores around Bennett and had gotten a few gift certificates that we could use on our ride.
After lunch, we gathered up barbs flyers and prevent child abuse ribbons and headed to King Soopers (the town grocery store) to pass out the flyers to shoppers. We got through a few hundred before we called it a day and headed home to relax, and enjoy the opening weekend of the college football season sipping cold Colorado beer and watching the sun drop below the mountains to the West.
We said goodbye to the Barb’s sister Brenda and her husband Randy and the kids before we hopped in the truck once again and were escorted to Denver. A few more days off the bike staying at a friends house in the city meant recovering bottoms and getting feeling back in the fingertips.
We’re having a press conference today from 1-3 across from the Governour’s mansion at Lincoln Park downtown, so if you feel like coming out, please do! We’re almost halfway done with our trip, and we have just over 2,000 miles and $35,000 to go until we reach L.A., and our $40,000 mark. Chip-in and help us keep rolling, Wyoming is looming large on the horizon!