Ben picked up Jesse and Tyler Friday afternoon and I met them out for a night lap. We got about an hour and a half of riding mostly in the dark. After the ride we drove to Idaho Springs for dinner at Tommy Knockers brewery. Tiger road was our camping spot for the evening. Morning temps hovered around upper 20s lower 30s, which is pretty nice for October at 9,600 ft.
Sunday we got up, ate pop tarts, and went into Breckenridge to fuel up to ride stage 2 of the Breck Epic. The ride consists of some tough fire road climbs and a really good section of the Colorado trail. The climb up the section of the Colorado trail took us to over 11,000 ft. Mountain bikers in Wisconsin do not get climbs that last for miles, and the reward, descents that last miles. All the suffering led to a decent that puts a smile on any rider no matter where they are from.
Saturday nights camp spot
Jesse on the final long decent
Typical views during the day
Ben, Jesse, me, TylerSunday Mark and a couple others met us for a lap around the Indian Creek trails. Conditions were pretty much the same, perfect.
The four mountain bike rides (if you count Thursdays night lap at Buffalo Creek) were a lot of fun. While Colorado is to dry this fall, the warm weather has given us plenty of time to log miles on the mountain bikes. I hope I can find weather like this past weekends somewhere as Jim will be visiting me next week. More vacation and lots of biking, can't wait!!
Breck video slideshow thing by Ben
Indian Creek video slideshow thing by Ben