Sunday, February 14, 2016


I haven't done a lot of posting on this bike blog lately, because I haven't done a lot of biking. Two weeks ago I went on a group ride to enjoy a pleasant Saturday in January, and the no-drop ride turned into a fast group, a slow group, and me. (They call themselves a slow group) Actually Greg, the ride organizer hung back with me and we had a nice visit. But, I hadn't been on my bike in over four months, and it showed.
Well, that's going to change! I've been looking at the route for the 10th annual, 2016 CRMBT. Quite frankly I felt a little intimidated. I mean, there's some serious climbing to be done on this tour. But then I read a comment on their forum that this route is the reverse of their 2010 route. Hey, I did that! So as a motivator to train, and get myself back in shape, I signed up. Now if Theo will save a space for me in SherpaVille, I'll be all set.
I'll post more about the route in the near future, but the highlights are Loveland Pass (from the east side, like on the Triple Bypass), two-thirds of the Copper Triangle, Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain National Park, Peak-to-Peak Highway, and a final day that calls for 60+ miles including Squaw Peak and an up-and-back to Mt Evans. I'll take my camera and my GoPro to document the awesomeness, and hopefully have some good stories to tell from a great Colorado bike tour.


  1. Glad you are back on the bike. Yes - this route is extreme. It's essentially the opposite of the route we rode 4-5 years ago. (the one where you were caught in a hailstorm outside of Estes Park as I recall). I'm not riding a Colorado tour for the first time since 2004. Too much trouble to travel from Oregon, too much $$, but best of all, I have amazing rides that leave from my driveway.
    Can't wait to see your pics and hear your report!
    PS - check out my new blog posts.

    1. Hi Clay! I was on your blog about a week ago. I've got a way to go to get myself ready for CO again, but now that I'm signed up I'll make myself do it. I bet you do have some nice rides in your neighborhood. And you are correct, I did get caught in that hailstorm. Good times.