Emotional climb up and over the Continental Divide, the 7000feet plus watershed between Pacific and Atlantic oceans. To think seven years ago I could only ride a bike 200 yards. This is the second time I’ve got emotional and cried on the bike. First time was last week when I went over the Mingus Mountain and descended into Prescott. Never thought I could ever do cycling like this. Have thought a lot about all the advice my trainer, Colin Wycherley gave me over the years since my surgery, the knowledge that I can really push myself and stay mentally tough. I always remember a heavy weights session where Colin pushed me to failure. Not there yet. I now think I can complete this transamerica cycle.