Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Bikes: 2004 Bianchi EV4 and a 2005 Trek 8000
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It's Sunday morning and my legs are pretty sore. Yesterday I hit a group ride through Cheyenne Canyon on the mountain bike. Total time was 4 hours and covered around 33 miles with a ton of climbing - started at 5845 ft and hit 7985 feet at the top of our ride.
We started from downtown and caught the santa fe trail then hit the bear creek regional park trails from there we went up to the chutes, back down to the trailhead near cheyenne mountain high school to meet some buddies, then back up the chutes, up gold camp road, down columbine trail, then back up to gold camp road. From there we caught buckhorn to the top, then zoomed down to high drive where we grabbed captain jacks. down the first fast descent of captain jacks then we caught a small trail down to high drive, where we grabbed palmer trail. up, up, and up palmer trail we climbed. finally hitting the top we zoomed down the steep, fast, and technical trail to the section 16 trailhead. crossed gold camp road and hit some of the bear creek regional park trails back, hit sante fe trail and rode back to downtown. all in all it was one hell of a workout.
well, aside from the sore legs, i'm gonna hit a little 90 minute road ride to get the blood flowing through my sore muscles. need to get going soon so i can be back in time to catch today's stage of the Giro on tv :-)
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