I like it when the start (and finish) are somewhere along the Front Range. It makes the logistics of the ride a lot easier. Last year involved a 6+ hour drive to Telluride, Colorado (getting to Telluride is not easy but worth every minute of the ride). This year Woody and Mrs. Woody are picking me up in Castle Rock as they head North from Colorado Springs (45 minutes south of here) and transporting me about an hour to Boulder -- a much easier journey.
|Leslie and me at the street party at the start of Ride the Rockies 2013 in Telluride.|
|Team DFL friends Kris and Dave on the long bus ride from DIA to Cortez on Ride the Rockies 2006.|
|Camping on RTR is a great way to experience Ride the Rockies on days like this. But it also has it's drawbacks: weathering a storm in a tent and setting up/tearing down camp every day certainly adds a little adventure to the ride!|
|My friend Woody is the son-in-law of Team Bar2Bar's founder and keeps many of the old traditions alive.|
- flip flops
- 2 pairs of shorts
- 6 shirts (2Ts, 1 short sleeve button down, and 1 long sleeve)
- swim suit (for the hot springs in Steamboat!)
- 2 pairs of cycling shorts
- 3 jerseys (TEAM BEEF, just plain BEEF, and Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here**)
- cycling shoes/socks/gloves
*Ride the Rockies transports one bag from stop to stop on three 18-wheelers: the early truck, middle truck and late truck (for late risers like me!).
**My girls gave my this jersey for Father's Day at the start of Ride the Rockies in 2005. I have worn it on every ride.