Hi all, just wanted to give a quick ride report of the Copper Triangle that happened in Colorado this weekend. This was the ride that got me hooked on road biking. I rode my first one a year ago, on a rented bike that was nowhere near close to fitting and the saddle was some sort of medieval torture device. It was a horrendous 78 miles.
This year was much much better. We had great weather, no wind and it seemed like everyone I spoke with had a great time. The only place I really struggled was the last 7 miles up the West side of Vail pass. I took a good friend on this ride and it was his first. He had a great time as well and is looking forward to doing his first true century.
Every red jersey I saw, I looked at to see if it was a 50+ jersey but sadly, I saw none. Maybe I'll get a chance to buy one and fly that banner at next years event!
PS - I hope the downed rider that was on the east side of Vail is OK. I stopped only long enough to ask if they had plenty of help, they did, so I made room for medical.