A nice tale for New Year's Day; a lyrically written piece about cycling from Washington over to the Pacific. Not a journey I'd fancy, about 30 miles is tops for me on a bike, but definitely a good way to see the country. Hell, a good way to see any country; the Campaign for Real/Slow Tourism starts here.
Colorado offers many features not encountered since the East. Among them: coffee chains, suburban sprawl, wide shoulders and Democrats.