I was in Colorado this weekend, I did a 75 mile mile ride with my brother-in-law. Of the 75 miles 40 miles were 4000 ft of climbing. We rode from Fort Collins up to Glen Haven. The scenary was incredible and the hills seemed endless. The descents were incredibly fast reaching speeds of nearly 60mph. I got a demo bike from a store in Fort Collins thecycologist.com for $50.00 the manager took my measurements and had the bike fitting perfectly. The ride took about 7 hours, I think it may have been the most physically challenging thing i've done in my life.
We started down by that building, my sis lives just a mile or so away. This was the start of the foothills.
Some more pics of the foothills.
After climbing about 1000ft we ended up in Thompson river canyon. The road has huge cliffs on both sides that are incredible.
My brother-in-law, not a clyde and an amazing cyclist.
A cool dirt road short cut that he took me on, reminded me of stuff you see in Spain. Little scarey because the right side of the road is a straight drop down.
A pic off the side of the dirt road, hard to tell how high it really is from this pic.
The absolute killer on this ride a 2 mile stretch of road that is 20% grade, this part of the ride I had two stop a couple times to keep my heart from exploding.
The view at the top was worth every drop of sweat.
Me at the top, barely able to stand. Representing the clydes with my fatcyclist jersey.