I have been a mostly silent lurker here for the past year or so with only a couple of posts. As introduction, I just turned 60, have been retired since late-2006 and biking regularly for the past couple of years after a gap of more than 10 years. I live in the Willamette valley in Oregon, do 25-50 mile recreational rides (solo and with local bike clubs) and the occasional regional organized metric century or two each year. I have also done one weeklong 300-mile loop tour of NW Oregon last summer with one of the local clubs.
On a whim I registered for this year's Ride the Rockies. Beginner's luck or whatever, I just got notification today that I am in. Would really appreciate any guidance and advice form 50+ riders with first-hand RTR experience, especially about getting ready for the higher elevations and attendant challenges.
Thanks a bunch.