Rode 104 miles today into the town of Eads. Its bizarre how quickly Colorado starts to look like "Colorado" the moment you cross the border. The scenery is beautiful and I started feeling like I was in a John Ford movie. One drawback to Colorado roads, at least for cyclists, are a plant referred to by locals as "goatheads". When the "fruit" of the plant dries and falls off it becomes hard and acts like a thumbtack just sitting in the road. I fell victim to one myself today. They are especially frustrating because they are so small and dark, they blend in with the road and you can't exactly swerve around them. Just have to hope for the best! I'm only a few days from the Rocky Mountains and cannot wait to finally see them sprout up from the horizon as I pedal towards them.