In addition to the bike rebuilds, my parents let me enlist the services of the old bike trailer. Still sporting stickers from my racing days back in MN. A new set of tires, new bearings, and a home made bike rack, it was ready for the trip.
A trip to The Great Sand Dunes National Park was organized and we headed out the day after closing. With a fleet of 3 vehicles full of camping gear and unemployed instructors, we headed south. It was about a 3 hour drive, the snow quickly disappeared and temperature rose. It was a welcomed change.