Canon City to Salida would be about a 60 mile ride on US50, but that wouldn't have given us enough to look at, or to climb. So we headed southeast on CO115 to Florence, then south on CO67 past the US Penitentiary, and eventually onto CO96 heading south and west towards Westcliffe. Then we would go north on CO69 back to US50 for a slightly uphill ride into Salida with about 93 miles on our bikes.
I rode with Scotty from the last aid station and it was nice to have someone else there to share in my suffering. We stopped at a bar and grill as we rode into town and had lunch. Deb and Stefan walked over from the school to join us, and I was so happy to find that the new high school was literally across the street.