I just registered for Ride the Rockies! If you are still on the fence, the deadline is tomorrow (Sunday, March 1) at 5:00 p.m. Mountain time. I have to admit it was an exhilarating feeling to hit submit and commit to training for and riding in what would be my ninth RTR, if we are selected in the lottery (I signed up with my friends from Team Bar2Bar). We will find out this Friday, March 6, if we are among the 2,000 riders randomly selected.
|That little "bump in the ground" is Grand Mesa, the world's tallest flat top mountain.|
|My first visit to The Vic in 2005|
Other highlights include stops in Crested Butte and Salida, two of my favorite mountain towns with distinctly different vibes. Between the two is Cottonwood Pass (12,126 ft), a tough climb on a packed dirt surface (fortunately the downhill is paved). The overnight party in Salida always includes shutting down The Vic (bar at the Hotel Victoria).
|At the summit of Cottonwood Pass on RTR 2008|
|At the Royal Gorge Bridge on the final day of RTR 2006|
|Riding "Woody Style" at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on RTR 2013|
Now comes the wait...