Sunday 20 September 2015

Last Full Day in Golden

Okay, I did go for my bike ride (first of the season) and I did also get the rest of the painting and protecting of the hitch done. For me, as a result of my time in Golden, this shot will be what I take away, what I will remember.

I had heard of talk of an all wood covered bridge near downtown and decided to bike down to check it out. 

As I neared downtown I was inspired to take these shots of what is a classic small town relief and to me shows the history of this small mountain town.

I did get to the bridge and I was impressed with what I found. It is elegant and functional, blending beauty and utility. I will let the bridge speak for itself.

Near downtown I found a small market of some kind going on. 

In reality this was the finish line of a race through the mountain trails. I gathered that it stretched over three days and that this was the inaugural running of it. If I am not mistaken it is called the “Golden Ultra.”

What you can take away from this is that there are quite a few hiking trails in the area . . . see. 

Just a thought for all of you adventurous and outdoorsy types out there looking for a challenge in a beautiful place.

As for me, I had a great cup of coffee at a small stand ran by a lady who packs up and moves around to various communities and events selling her coffee as she goes. 

She has a generator and small trailer with a winch to help get this coffee stand up on it (smart lady) . . . great coffee too.

As I sat there and sipped my coffee I took in some scenery.

I did spray that spray on bed liner on the hitch of the trailer and I used the whole can. I put layer after layer on, waiting an hour or so between coats. I then started to put a clear coat of “rock guard” overtop of it. I will continue to do this when I get back. I hope that this will prevent damage to the front of the trailer again. 

I head back to Calgary today, I will wait until it is light, at least ten before I start to pack up. I will be going back and I have all day to get there so I will not have to rush. That in itself will be a treat. 

I am not sure if I am rested enough to go back or if I have been here too long. Perhaps that means that it is time to move on and get back to the usual grind.

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