Empathy

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated my followers! Sorry for the delay!!

So since my last post we’ve been to Salt Lake City, Park City, Duchesne, and today we crossed over into Colorado and reached Dinosaur.

Salt Lake City was great! We had a beautiful ride in to town. We had the pleasure of meeting a 5 time Pi Alpha and his friend as they rode along with us for 2 days. We met with the TRAILS (Therapeutic Recreation and Independent Life Styles) organization and got to try out some adaptive hand cycles. We rode around a few miles trying out these incredibly challenging bicycles and got to see what riding one of these things is like. It was really crazy to see some of the people in the organization booking it down the road at easily 25mph. It goes to show that it’s important to recognize that people with disabilities have a lot of strength and can do so much more than people may think.

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Next we rode into Park City. It was a really pleasant ride up Emigration Canyon and only lasted a few hours. That day we ate at the Wasatch Brew Pub- home of the best Root Beer I’ve ever had. We had an extra day off and got to tour the Utah Olympic Park. Salt Lake and Park City were home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. It was nice to have a day off and get to have fun at the Park. We got to go Tobogganing or Down the Alpine Slide (Google it- it was an awesome experience). On top of all of that, we met with an organization called the National Abilities Center that specialized in Therapeutic and outdoor recreation for children with disabilities. The Center had all sorts of adaptable cycles from tandem bikes to trikes to anything in between. They also had Horses and a Rock Climbing wall to help people with disabilities a few hours a day.

Here are some photos of the team when we made it up Emigration Canyon, my pace line for that day, and a couple of us at the Utah Olympic Park.

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After Park City we rode into Duchesne, UT (pronounced Doo-shayne). It was the most tired I’ve ever felt (until today). We got to go to Starvation State Park and went boating/tubing. It really helped us all ease some stress off our shoulders and relax. It’s been a very challenging few days and it’ll only get tougher over the next week here in Colorado. Unfortunately I can’t say much about else about Duchesne because I fell asleep at 7:30pm.

Dinosaur. Yes, Dinosaur, CO. Not surprisingly, there’s Dinosaurs everywhere here. The school gym we are sleeping at is at the corner of Third and Triceratops Street. I wish I could tell you more about this small town but I’m about to fall asleep and didn’t get much of a chance to go exploring.

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I really appreciate the read! Thanks to everyone who’s helped me get here and don’t forget it’s not too late to donate!

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3 states down and 9 to go!!!

Thanks to all who’ve helped me get this far!!!!

Sanjeev

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