Kelly Ryan mountain biking rustler's trail

Catching Up with a Good Friend

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

It would take me too long to recount how I know Kelly and why I like her.

Let it suffice to say that we have the kind of easy friendship that never goes stale and no matter how long a time passes between meetings we still have an understanding of where we stand.

She came to town to pick up her husband, but came early so we could get a ride in together. I’m afraid she out-listened me as I caught her up on the many doings of my life, but I hope I was a good listening ear for her as well.

We rode Rustler’s, as she had never been to the Kokopelli trails and I ride only a singlespeed on the dirt now.

It was another amazingly beautiful October day and we couldn’t get enough of the sunshine, the yellow cottonwoods lining the Colorado River, and the cliffs reflecting on the water.

I ended up having more time than I expected to cover more trail [or I thought I did…I was still 10 minutes late to my board meeting….probably worth it].

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