Posted by: heatherandandybrown | September 23, 2012

Micro Adventure

After watching this video we were both instantly inspired to take a small trip. In the clip, a British Adventurer (who spent over 4 years cycling round the world) talks about “Thinking Small” to make the most out of our short lives and advocates taking “Micro-Adventures.” Ever since we moved to Colorado we have talked about biking around Dillon Reservoir, a fresh water lake that borders the towns of Frisco, Silverthorne, and Dillon. Our initial plan was to do a fully supported mini bike tour with our pannier bags and Ollie’s trailer. We parked our car in an overnight lot in Breckenridge and as we started to unpack, quickly realized that we forgot the piece of Ollie’s trailer that connects it to Andy’s bike. Plan B: We found a shady campsite for Ollie to stay in our car and biked from the campground to the lake loop.

We had amazing weather and the views were spectacular. This was my first time road biking in the mountains, so needless to say it took awhile for the climbs to grow on me. The downhill sections that followed made it all worth it though:) About two miles from our campsite Andy got a flat tire. A quick Google search directed us to a bike shop a couple blocks away, which was conveniently located next door to a brewery! Here are some photos from our Micro-Adventure

A couple weeks ago, we played Frisbee golf in a Ghost town near Idaho Springs. It was awesome playing through ruins and abandoned buildings.

The Colorado mountains are alive with the color of Fall. The only deciduous trees we have near our house are Aspens and their spade-shaped leaves have turned a brilliant gold. Here are some photos of the Aspens and the Ghost Town

Cheers to Fall and Seizing the Day!

Peace and Love,

Heather, Andy and Ollie

 

 

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Responses

  1. Congratulations, guys!

  2. Hi Heather, Andy and Oliver… just getting caught up on my email. Love the photos… absolutely beautiful locations! Thank you for sharing the memories!!! Take Care and looking forward for the next adventure. Pat

  3. I love your adventures!! thanks for sharing!! Love Aunt Jill


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