Got an early start and did the 50 mile Colorado Monument loop. Temps were perfect (50's) for climbing and chilly for the descent. I was back in my hotel room before the maids had cleaned it.
The bike had arrived and it only took 15 mins to reassemble it. I thought I had packed a spare tire but it was not in the box.
This is an incredible event. They obviously have gone to great lengths for rider safety and convenience. The sag stops appear to be mini carnivals. Ride volunteers abound.
Tomorrow is 90+ miles and includes what looks to be a 5000 ft climb over Grand Mesa. I'll start camping tomorrow night. Hoping for dry weather for several days.