We have had a great few weeks through colorful Colorado and into Kansas. The Colorado landscape was the most beautiful we’ve seen so far, and we were even more excited to be finished with the Rocky Mountains. We had a safe journey into Boulder where we stayed with Ruby’s cousin and were greeted by our sponsors at Green Guru. Jezryl from Green Guru showed us around town, invited us to a bike party with free food and beer, and even gave Ruby a tour of the Green Guru studio/shop and a well-needed bike bath! Our event at Community Cycles was equally successful, bringing in about a dozen passionate participants.
Next we rolled southeast towards Denver. We visited with some old friends and family, and made new friends at our workshop at the Mutiny Info Cafe. We had a large, diverse turnout of people, many of whom shared their own expert knowledge. We were especially happy to meet Jen Lewis, a talented menstrual artist who is also involved with the SMCR (http://www.beautyinblood.com).
As we headed south into strong winds, we stayed with some inspirational and hospitable female cyclists, includinga retired naval officer, a passionate dietician, and a mother of two who is planning her own cross country bike tour!
Pedaling east from Pueblo we were happy to see new landscapes as the mountains gave way to flat, flat plains. Today we made it into Kansas, marking our halfway point through America. Kansas welcomes with a windstorm, but we are still thankful for the flat terrain! We will continue to pedal the prairie until our next workshops:
April 25th in Columbia, MO, at Clovers Natural Market 11am-1pm
April 29th in St. Louis, MO at CAMP 6pm-8pm