Nice day. 79+ miles from Gunnison to Hotchkiss with a mild 3500 ft of climbing. One long climb of about 7-8 miles along the rim of Black Canyon. The climbs felt steeper and hope it was due to the wind.
I was glad the reactive arthritis has not appeared plus my back is cooperating. I didn't see Buelito or Gtravitt today.
I stopped a lot more than normal to take photos.
My brother left his helmet on the bus but went to Wal Mart and got a Bell for $9 on clearance.
Tomorrow is 68 miles but the first 44 is all uphill!!