Tuesday, July 19, 2016
990 miles @ 19 ride days @ 52.1 mpd @ 86 hours in the saddle @11.5 mph
@ 50,625 feet of climbing
2,210 miles @ 36 ride days @ 61.4 mpd @ 184 hours in the saddle @ 12.0 mph
@ 89,593 feet of climbingThe journey has taken me over many of Colorado's passes and summits in this order... Currant Creek Pass @ 9,482' Hoosier Pass @ 11,539' Continental Divide above Breckinridge Milner Pass @ 10,759' Continental Divide at Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Summit @ 12,183' in Rocky Mountain National Park; the highest I will ever likely ride a bicycle Cottonwood Pass @ 12,126' west of Buena Vista West Maroon Pass @ 12,500' by foot outside Crested Butte Kebler Pass @ 10,007' west of Crested Butte Blue Mesa Summit @ 8,704' near Black Canyon of the Gunnison River Owl Creek Pass @ 10,114' before Ouray Red Mountain Pass @ 10,910' after Ouray Molas Pass @ 10,910' after Silverton Coal Bank Pass @ 10,640' after Silverton There are many stories to share, but few will have to suffice.
This image is for Mark Boyd, who on his many long distance rides likes to photograph the road shoulder condition. This next photo is during the ride between Ouray and Silverton on the Million Dollar 1880s Highway and the rather steep incline off the limited shoulder. It needn't be said that I rode in the middle of the traffic lane at these spots.
Blackie is in each of these, just hanging around. "How many more of these climbs are there?" he wonders.