I’m actually embarassed to share with you how little I’ve biked this year. In fact, Sunday’s almost-50 miles was probably longer than all the rides this year combined.
After what I call the random-friends-come-to-stay weekend, a few of us drove west an hour and biked from Copper Mountain Ski Resort to Leadville, CO. This particular route is leg 1 of the Copper Triangle and we really need to get some hills on our legs and some miles on our behinds.
I stalked weather.com and the forecast said storms possible in the afternoon. It was cloudy and a bit overcast with a storm cloud hanging over to the west. I carried arm warmers in my back pocket and definitely used them on the descent from Freemont Pass.
Let me just state, again, that I love living in Colorado! The bike ride was so so pretty. Even when I’m huffing and puffing up the mountain, its still just so pretty. Getting into Leadville was fun, there were a bunch of people out enjoying the little town. Carol had taken Miles up and around an old mining road turned bike path, pulling him in his trailer. Views of mountain ranges in all directions. He really enjoyed it.
Two weeks until the Copper Triangle, and we’re so glad we did this ride on Sunday. Climbing 3000’+ and riding 50 miles gives us confidence for the ride on August 4th.