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Monday, June 30, 2008


...that's what I wrote in my journal while lying on my sleeping bag in the gym in Granby, Colorado after riding across Trail Ridge Road. It was an amazing day in a challenging, rewarding, wonderful week of riding. Now it is time to share the ride with you.

The easiest way to describe the trip is with the raw data:

502.6 miles
7 days of riding
1 day off
38 hours, 13 minutes on the saddle
13.2 mph average speed
28,570 feet of climbing

But that's not the whole story, not by a long shot. I'll pass on my thoughts and feelings about this ride from the daily* journal I kept during the week in Colorado and Wyoming. My plan is one posting for every day of the ride ~ except for the day we rode across Trail Ridge; that day will take more than one post to describe...

* I wrote something every day. Sometimes I wrote a lot ~ 16 pages (in my small journal) for the day I rode across Trail Ridge. Sometimes, I just wrote a few sentences, words as reminders ~ I'll fill in the details when I draft the postings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So when you sing "Back in the saddle again", which saddle are you saddled with?? Welcome home. 28,000? Is that like climbing Everest? Only without ever resting? :-)