8/24/11 A day of riding mountain roads in Colorado. We got up, packed our mess, and jumped on the bikes. The weather was nice and cool when we took off, and it never got hot all day! I think it was our first all-comfortable day of the trip. In the afternoon, thunderstorms popped up, and we actually had some pretty cool temperatures. At one pass, it was 52 degrees!
Professional bicycle races were being held in the area, so we had to be sure to not be where one of the races was taking place. We got lucky to arrive in one town just minutes before the bicycles arrived. If we had been later, there would have been a 3 hour delay since they close the roads when the bikes are in the area.
We talked bikes and rides, and I really enjoyed the evening. He invited a couple of friends who will be coming to NC over, and we talked about the ride over steaks and beer. It was a good night.
Tomorrow, we leave Denver and head east on I-70 for about 500 miles or so. It will be boring, but we'll make some distance.
No pictures tonight again; it's getting late. I'll try to do some tomorrow.