We kicked off the ride today from Breckenridge to Edwards, Colorado. We rode a total of 82 miles, climbing 4,100 feet, reaching 11,318 at Fremont Pass. Hitting the road at 7 AM the temperature was 47, dropping to 34 degrees at Copper Mountain, and finally warming up 86 degrees by 3 PM. Other then having a low level headache as my body tries to acclimate to the high altitude, my legs and lungs did great. My real challenge was the headwinds and gusts. All in all a great safe ride hitting 46 mph and burning nearly 5,000 calories. Tomorrow to Steamboat and beyond…..