Sunday, July 29, 2012

crmbt- day 7

The final day of the 2012 CRMBT will feature 94 miles of up and down, but never getting above about 8400 feet. We'll climb over Hesperus Hill in the first 15 miles, followed by a nice descent into Durango. On the way out of Durango we'll face another tough little climb just to get out of the valley. Then it's a little down, and some more up.
By the time we cross Yellow Jacket Pass, 7544 feet, at about mile 65, it will be just another bump in the road. Another 29 miles will get us back to where we started a week prior, Pagosa Springs. Personally, this will be a day to start early. It's not the climbing, or the miles. It's the fact that when I reach Pagosa Springs I'll be looking to locate my bag, clean up, grab something to eat, and head for home. I'll have a long drive ahead of me and will want to get as much of it out of the way as I can before I have to sleep.
Though I'm sure I'll be tired and a little sore, I'll have great memories of the rides and the towns, friends, old and new, and all the people who help to make this such a great tour. One week from today, we'll be touring!


  1. Agree on the early start. Fortunately we only have a 7.5 hour drive.
    Looking forward to the week.

  2. Early start is a great thing when getting back home, most often!
    Be safe!
    Peace ;)