Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 27 Winter Park to Denver

Distance Biked Today:  94.4 miles

Time Spent Biking:  7:10

Avg Speed:  13.1 mph

Max speed: 43.1 mph

Total Distance Biked: 1559 miles

Today is our last mountain pass. We climbed up to over 11,000 feet today. What a thrill once I got there, the getting there was the hard part. It was gorgeous scenery with occasional water falls along the road.

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Even though we climbed to the top of a pass. We descended over 7,000 feet total. So this really sped up the rest of the ride!

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The best part of the ride was towards the end going into Denver. We descended through a winding canyon that opened up into the city. The road through the canyon didn't have a shoulder so I went fast and took up the whole lane weaving around the corners. I could do it all day. 2008-07-26 Day 27 Winter Park to Denver 033

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For the weekend we are in Denver. The local churches have planned lots of wonderful things for us. It started with a welcoming party at the school including a DJ, cold water, snacks, haircuts, and other treats. After dinner we even had an ice cream social!

Mail came today. So, I received awesome chocolate chip cookie bars from my mom along with a petoskey stone. Also, Katie sent me artwork from her students that they drew just for me. I guess they even asked the next day if they could draw more pictures for me, so they did.

Later, a bunch (20+) went to a local bar and socialized. Since the week is so busy, this is valued time, especially as you can bike with someone all day and not talk much, as its hard to talk along the road while biking.

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1 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I know I keep saying the same thing, but these pics are amazing! Hope your knees feel better.