It rained early and the breakfast at the hotel was delayed so we found an excellent Bakery/eating place and delayed our original 8:00am start to 9:00am. Somehow I ended up with Susan’s helmet and didn’t realize it because I was a starting driver this morning. Finally we figured it out but not without some stress on Susan.
The first 3 miles out of Telluride were very flat – but then after a bit the road started going down – and down – and down. We had a very nice downhill stretch to Placerville and when we started going towards RIdgway the road went consistently up for about 24 miles. It was a grind! But then we had a very nice downhill where we could have gone as fast as we wanted. The fastest reported speed was 47.6 MPH.
We stopped in Ridgway for lunch at the True Grit (highly recommended) Linda (of Fred and Linda) (not Carole Linda) joined us in support in her jeep shortly after Placerville – and joined us for lunch and continued to support as sag into Ouray.
Patti and Janet enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and shopping in Telluride and then scouted out the Ouray Motel and a place for dinner. We had another entertaining Happy Hour with 2 photo shoots, and a great dinner at the Ouray Brewery.
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