We are lounging in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The sulfur hot springs provide are a nice way to sooth the muscles in preparation for our 140 mile, 8000 feet of ascent, ride into Taos tomorrow.
The hot flat landscape has been replaced by the greener, cooler hills of Colorado. I think that most of us have found our rhythm, and routine thanks to our Trek Guides who make our daily transitions unrecognizable, who are always there to sooth our hunger and thirst, who have our bags waiting for us in the next hotel, who are always smiling...even when we are not. All we have to do is eat, sleep and ride...if we replaced ride with sex we would be like the lion, the king of the jungle. But for now we are just the masters of living.