Thursday, April 02, 2009

Went to Colorado for a wedding. The wedding was actually awesome. I also ended up riding a good bit. This is 2 weeks or so ago.
If you live there, then you know how amazing it is. This was some of the best riding I have ever done in my life. If I were a rich man, I would move.


Borrowed a dope bike from Stig.


DAY 1:
Denver - Golden - Up to the pass at Pinecliffe - Peak to Peak highway - Golden gate canyon state park, ended at Golden. 4.5 hours or so. 75 miles or so.









Pinecliffe.


Next range.

Day 2
No photos. Climbed up to 12,000. 3.5 hours.

Day 3
Golden - Idaho Springs - 113 whole length + 2 miles on Mt Evans. 4.25 hours.


Bike Path along 70 to get me to Idaho Springs







And the fun begins.






Mt Evans in the distance.


The road behind.


9 miles of climbing until snow.


Switchbacks ahead and above.


From above looking back.


Road went along the ridge and around to Echo Lake.


Echo lake park. Evans in the background.


Frozen Echo lake and some sick mountains behind it.


Mt Evans closed.


OR NOT!


At this point I had climbed 14 miles and the top of Mount Evans (highest paved road in North America) was still another 14 miles. I got about 2 miles up and hit LOTS of snow. Sick.


9 miles along a ridge until the next pass. Bergen Park is on the flat again.


View to the east toward golden/denver.


Found another pass along the way.


Looking West from pass.



Note to self: it is 20 degrees up here. You have a baldhead. Put more clothes on bro.

5 comments:

Burt Friggin' Hoovis said...

dude, there are no fenders on that bike.

wtf?

thanks,
burt

Matt! said...

Stoked.

Ben said...

Wow dude... I have to try that some day.

Anonymous said...

that is what cycling is all about

geronimok said...

it's dope out there.