Mineral was the first time I encountered other tourers. I was expecting this during the preceding days, I wasn't sure how I would feel about it after haveing the road to myself for the last couple of weeks. Part of me was looking forward to having the company and another part feared that it would distract me from the task at hand.
Turns out it was the nice change from making myself laugh about past encounters and silly nights out. Since then I have met more riders and we now seem to interweave and met at different points. There is a sense of community on the road now, but I still enjoy the time I have to myself.
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