Saturday, March 26, 2011

i'm in

I finally got around to officially registering for the CRMBT. It will be my fifth Colorado bike tour, and my fourth with this tour. I consider any day riding a bike in Colorado to be a good day, but there are some things I'm looking forward to. The ride through the Black Canyon will be great. I've done it from the other direction, but it's such a spectacular place, and it was my first day riding in the mountains.

I'm looking forward to riding over Cottonwood Pass on my bike instead of in the back of a Ryder truck, as on the 2009 Bicycle Tour of Colorado.
 I've ridden out of Buena Vista along the Collegiate Range, but riding over Independence Pass from the east side will be new for me.
 After a rest day in Glenwood Springs there's a nice ride up and over McClure Pass. Short, but steep, and beautiful, especially north to south.
I'm looking for ward to the chance to ride over the Grand Mesa again, even though I know from experience that it's long and it's tough. It's also very rewarding. And it's awesome to look over the valley towards Grand Junction.
And with the tour beginning and ending in Grand Junction, I'm looking forward to getting there a little early and riding through Colorado National Monument again. Maybe camping there the night before the tour as well. I feel so lucky to be able to go ride in a place I've fallen in love with. Some new rides, some familiar, all spectacular, on my favorite tour, Colorado Rocky Mountain Bike Tour.


  1. Awesome pics -- makes me want to be there!

  2. Great photos! You might be interested in the QL+ RideABLE Tour in May in California! There's more info at

  3. It's nice to hear you're riding another mountain tour. They sure sound like fun. Congrats