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Old 06-09-17, 06:14 AM
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Who Can Ride Mt Evans With Me?

I will be in Vail the first two weeks in August and was planning on doing the Mt Evans ride at some point.

The problem is that my wife won't let me do it alone. A few years ago, I slipped on my bike while riding over some cross walk paint and broke my collar bone. I was alone and passed out on the side of the road and came to with the paramedics looking over me. Ever since then she has been freaked out. Accidents happen...

While I still ride alone a lot, for something like Mt Evans that I have never done before, she insists I go with someone.

Anyone up for doing it with me? I looked into hiring a guide on a previous trip but it was going to be 600 - 700. I am willing to pay someone but not that much!

I live in Florida but am pretty good on the hills as I am lightweight and built like a climber.

Thanks for looking at what I know is a crazy request.

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You will not be alone if you go on a weekend.

P.S. Take warm clothes for the descent.
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Also, I moved from sea level to The front range and was shocked by how hard the elevation hit me at 5300 feet. I imagine it will hit you at some point on the ride. I found that electrolytes and lots of water helped a lot. I know the advice is pedestrian, but it messed with me hardcore.
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Thanks for the tips. I found someone to ride with me who is a local and knows the mountain well. We started at Idaho Springs and made it to 12,990 feet before we turned around. He said the weather was getting bad and I could see it as well. It was already raining a bit. As much as it hurt, we turned around.

I arrived in Vail on Thursday and did the ride Sunday. I had no problems with the climb or breathing. Considering I live in Florida, I was pleased with my performance. I had been preparing pretty hard for it though and dropped 20lbs (175 to 155).

As a consolation, I rode the Copper Triangle on my own on Wednesday and did the Loveland Pass climb on Sunday.

I'll be back for Evans next year!

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Congrats on the Triangle and Loveland Pass-- especially from Keystone -- you got some serious Colorado riding in
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