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Old 06-15-10, 04:26 PM   #1
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RtR Day 3

We are in Ouray today. It is a neat small town that is in a canyon. Our group of 2000 has taken over the place. They spray water on the canyon wall in the winter for ice climbing-I'll stick to cycling!

Today was shortish at 67 miles but it was basically uphill the entire way. It was a constant 2 per cent grade which meant you never got a break from pedaling. I was ready to finish today's segment as it was tougher than expected.

I finally got some decent pics while riding. I hope they turn out okay.

Tomorrow will be a tough day. We're at 7500 ft and have 3 climbs up to 11,000 ft the first 39 miles. However, past that point it's mostly dowhill to Durango for the full 75 miles. I'm already looking forward to getting past that last climb.

I have yet to use my easiest gear but am anticipating it will get a really good workout tomorrow as I can tell I've ridden for 3 days.

I'm hoping to sleep better tonight. It got pretty chilly last night. Hopefully I'll be better prepared tonight.

I meant to mention that we rode on I70 for several miles yesterday. I think that was a first for me. I didn't win any races with trucks though.
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Old 06-15-10, 05:34 PM   #2
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As you ride tomorrow, I'll be coming the other way from Durango to Ouray, in just about 2 weeks. It's a really pretty stretch. I hope the weather is good and you can enjoy it.
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