2012 Bike Ride – Day 4

On Day 4 of our ride – some of us needed to get back to Boulder, so they had breakfast at the hotel and then headed out. The rest of us, had a leisurely breakfast at the Daily Bread, and then headed to Leadville. We turned off of I70 at Minturn and went over Battle Mountain and Tennessee Pass on our way. We found a parking space near mile marker 2 on the Mineral Belt Trail (aka the Leadville Loop). It is a paved bike path that loops around Leadville and features views of old mining areas. It is only about 11 miles long but has some great scenery and elevation changes. There was some construction that made us take a 1/2 mile detour – but it was a great ride.

It was starting to sprinkle when we finished so our timing was excellent. We went to the Tennessee Pass Cafe for a late lunch. John found a sign for $3.00 showers that he made us take our picture behind.

After lunch we headed home after the completion of another successful ride. We are hoping to do another ride in October when some of the people who normally would have been with us will be able to participate.
Goodby til then.
Mineral Belt Trail map at http://www.trailsnet.com/mineral_belt_loop_trail.html
More pictures are at www.flickr.com/photos/kws1111 in the 2012 Bike Ride set

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