After my accident on Douglass pass, I returned to Grand Junction to rack up some more medical bills and recover for a couple of weeks. One day a snake turned up in the yard. They were going to kill it but I managed to convince them it was a western version of the garter snake and therefore not poisonous. It was let go in the front yard, where it would not move until my mother stopped watching.

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I took one last shot of the Colorado National Monument before I left town on a bus.

I left my bike behind in Grand Junction. After spending one night in San Francisco, I was missing having a bike so much that I walked to the Mission District and found a bike shop, where I obtained a used bicycle! Meet my SF bike:


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