Good to have met you. It was a real pleasure. For all others following this ride, Lonestar (aka Joseph) stopped at our shop in Nederland earlier today. He came into the office, introduced himself, and before I knew it we were trading biking trip stories. After some discussion of the route before him he took some pictures of the crew and we wished him well on the rest of his trip. The concensus among us is, "a real gentleman".
I'll be following this thread avidly, wishing I were on those same roads Lonestar is following as I write this. I'm looking out the window watching some thunderheads come in. Hope you're over the Divide right now, the lightning up on Trail Ridge Road can get vicious.
Looking forward to your next posting.