Bike Colorado 2011 – Day 2

Day 2 started with us nervous about the weather. We considered several options and decided to drive to Frisco and ride from there up to Vail Pass. We were joined by Gary who drove up from Boulder this morning and then rode with us all day today. It was again a bit nippy at the start, but we powered on and got to Copper Mountain where it looked like rain and so we went back from Union Creek to the Village and waited out the little bit of rain that fell and then getting more blue sky we climbed up to Vail Pass. The total distance we rode was less than yesterday but we climbed more. We quickly zoomed back down to Copper Mountain – had lunch then down to Frisco – the cars, and back to the condo in Keystone and too the hot tub for some relaxation and removing some of the kinks from all the climbing. We found a coupon for 2 for 1 dinners at a local restaurant and really enjoyed our meal.

Tomorrow we will be joined by Patti and Robin and we will have dinner with DIck and JoAnn in Glenwood Springs. The ride tomorrow ill be complicated since there is a closure of the bike path for about 3 miles in Glenwood canyon, and not all the rest areas have exits/entrances to/from the Interstate – but we thing we have figured out a strategy. Gary has to go back to Boulder tomorrow and will only do part of the ride from the top of Vail Pass to Glenwood Springs. We will also be bringing our vehicles along with us by taking turns driving 10 miles and then riding back to meet the group. We have doged all rainstorms so far and the forecast for tomorrow is 60%. So our plans may change depending on the weather. Will keep you posted!

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