Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Driving and Pizza

From Angola, we continued the drive through Indiana, Illinois, and Nebraska.

Last night we stayed in Omaha, Nebraska. After forgetting my razor at a previous hotel, I walked a couple miles to a pharmacy to get a new one. Along the way, I definitely was reminded repeatedly just how big the Huskers are there.

Today's drive was from Omaha to Fort Collins, Colorado via western Nebraska and Wyoming. A fairly uneventful drive, other than having to be careful to not overheat our truck in the hot weather going uphill.

Nate is from Fort Collins, so the plan was to end up at his house for dinner. Nate's parents own/run several restaurants, and tonight we had grilled pizza, a homemade specialty that was quite delicious.

We topped them with pesto, BBQ sauce, pesto chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and mozzerella. Very tasty indeed. Nate's dad was gracious enough to lend me his bike for this weekend's ride, so it looks like I'll be doing the Copper Triangle for sure.

After dinner I dropped Lyndsay off in Denver and headed to my hotel in Boulder. Tomorrow I'll explore Boulder a bit and meet up with Greg, a best friend from high school who I haven't seen in a while. Tomorrow evening we'll take the truck up into the mountain passes in order to arrive at Copper Mountain for the event. The 80 mile ride and the elevation gain aren't too intimidating, but the fact that it's at elevation with three passes over 10,000 feet will make things really interesting.