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Mount Evans - A photo log

Old 07-02-11, 03:34 PM
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Mount Evans - A photo log

I was lucky enough to slip out for a ride up Evans the other day. Below are some photos from the ride. (Disclaimer - I'm not a photographer)

4 am comes early for a guy who usually rolls out of bed around 7.


Mile 3...thankfully not a 'sign' of what is to come


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Neat little place I've never noticed before


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Starting Squaw Pass


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we caught the yellow jersey!


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still going up







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I didn't take many photos on the return trip as it was mostly downhill. I did snap this one of some elk though.

There you have it. 145 miles and 12,400 feet of climbing by the time we got home. What a way to spend a day.
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Do you have Garmin Connect data? Nice pics!
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Nice! Last training ride for the Triple Bypass?
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Sorry, no Garmin info. I meant to bring it but forgot.

We went outbound via Bear Creek / Morrison Road (would never ride this during the day), Kerr Gulch, Evergreen Parkway, then over Squaw Pass

On the return we went through Evergreen and hit Little Cub, High Road, South Turkey Creek, North Turkey, then Deer Creek
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Originally Posted by mrrab View Post
Nice! Last training ride for the Triple Bypass?
No. Maybe next year. I saw a ton of Triple Bypass jerseys out on Deer Creek today though!
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Awesome. How warm was it at the top?
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90 in Denver. 38 and windy at the top.
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Cool ride and definitely looks like a great experience. Thx for sharing.
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Envy! I planned to ride up after the Rde the Rockies this year but the weather turned south before I got a chance. Looks like great fun.
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those shots are great. living in iowa, i am jealous!
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Bump worthy.

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Sweet pic of the goat. Do those jerseys have a 'As Seen On TV' badge, or is that TV Guide?
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Dang - sweet! After riding Rist Canyon weekend before last I'm really wanting to go back and try Mt. Evans. The elevation killed me though. I need to stay long enough to acclimate to it better.
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Awesome!!!! high road at the end.. ouch.

Looks like you had great weather. And nice goat!

I was toying with riding up Evans (but just from Idaho Springs) last weekend, but didn't have the legs for it after setting a new PR on the Copper Triangle Sunday.
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RTDub - http://www.harvestgrowth.com/. They have launched some pretty well known products. John, the owner, is a tri guy and a good dude.

Ravenmore - 14K feet is tough on anyone. I was fine until I would miss a breath for some reason (take a gel, chat a little too much, etc). It would then take me 30 seconds to catch back up. I can't imagine trying to race to the top.

valygrl - I am shamed to say that I've never done Copper. Do you do it clockwise or counterclockwise?


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No need for shame - it's still there, and it's lovely!

We did it counterclockwise - Copper Minturn Leadville Copper. The other way is much harder when starting at Copper, as Vail Pass is so long and steep.
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Hey man thanks for the pics, you are a photographer, you just didn't know it.
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