PrologueWhat we are doing, and why we're doing it!
Today was a travel day. We were on our way from Mesa Verde National Park to Natural Bridges National Park. Along the way, we stopped at Four Corners. It's the only place in the US where four states meet at a single point. It's on Navajo reservation land so the enterprising Navajo set up a small fee entry to enter it.
Other than a small plaza and several rows of Navaho vendors selling jewelry and Navajo tacos (deep fried flatbread with most any kind of topping), there's not much at Four Corners. Of course there's opportunity to mug for the camera while standing in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah all at the same time. Classic hokey pose is one knee and one hand in each state.
The most interesting part of being at Four Corners was a chance meeting with an interesting chap from Australia who is riding a tricycle across America. Before you get the image of a grown man with a backpack on a child's toy, I should explain that he has a luxurious three wheel recumbent. Having spent a lot of time on conventional touring bikes (not very comfortable) and some time on two wheel recumbents (not very stable), the three-wheel design seems to be a comfortable (if slow) design.
He's traveling with a laptop so he's been able to keep a log of his journey. Unlike our adventure, he's got a very real challenge on his hands since he's attempting to accomplish this in three months! His Web log is a great narrative of his daily adventure. The address of his Web site is www.threewheeler.net.