Sunday wasn't a spectacular day, but it wasn't a bad way to start either. We gained about 2470 feet over 75 miles of rolling hills through the high desert of western Colorado. We rode southeast on US 50 until we reached Delta, where we headed east on CO 92 to Hotchkiss. The Grand Mesa would be to our left all day long, but we were more concerned with traffic, and where the next aid station was located. But, we would be back.