The Journey Begins

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…..

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