SWCO Loop – Day 3 Rest Day in Telluride

Today is our designated rest day in the middle of our ride. We breakfasted at the Butcher and the Baker (excellent). and then got on the gondola to go to the top of the ski mountain. We explored there a bit and the continued on the gondola to the Mountain Village on the other side of the ski mountain from the town of Telluride. We took another gondola laterally across the mountain and then walked back to the main village area. When it started to rain we ducked into the Tracks Cafe and Bar and some of us sampled their bloody marys. (excellent) After the rain stopped we rode back over the mountain and went to lunch at Smugglers Brew Pub (excellent) and after all doing our own thing in the pm, we had happy hour at the New Sheridan Bar and celebrated Ingrid’s birthday, and had a birthday dinner at the Brown Dog Pizza as per the birthday girl’s wishes. (also excellent)

Tomorrow we head to Ouray – about 49 miles. The first half is all uphill and the last half is mostly downhill. Should be fun!


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