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Fruita, Finally

I’ve been wanting to ride Fruita for years, and I finally made it here. Joined by my brother in law, this was my first ride in Colorado in years … a bit of groovy, technical flow dirt church on a Sunday morning.

Durango To The Rescue


It was a good run.

But, as the saying goes – all good things must come to an end.  And so it was that our month long tour of Utah’s five national parks concluded this weekend.

With temperatures beginning to flirt with mid/upper 80’s (Fahrenheit), it was time to find higher ground and the accompanying cooler temperatures.

Scanning our options, it quickly became apparent that Durango (Colorado) would serve as the perfect location to sit tight for the next two weeks: the drive from Moab would be easy, organic/natural grocers are plentiful – as are craft brewers and mountain bike trails.  Finally, settling into a picturesque mountainside site would be simple enough.

Today I was able to confirm that the local network of mountain bike trails will keep me occupied for days.


Two Birds, One Stone

Our camper has 40 gallons of fresh water capacity, which is relatively small for an RV/camper.  Despite our conservative water usage behaviors,  when boondocking we often sit in one spot long enough to easily exhaust the onboard water tank.  This being the case, we carry four plastic jerry cans which allows us to refill any place there is potable water available.

I’ll be traveling for work in a few days so today I dropped-off a few shirts for dry cleaning.  Conveniently they had a water spigot immediately handy and there was no way I was passing on the opportunity to collect 26 gallons of water.

Life on the road …

Who Knew

So it turns out my truck tailgate is the perfect platform for a standing desk.  Also, my “office views” here in San Juan National Forest outside of Durango (8200 ft) are pretty sweet as well.