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The sky above, a striking powder blue, capped the valleys spreading below surrounding Molas Pass. I didn’t need to look at the annoyingly accurate GPS clock on my handlebar to know that it would say, 11:30am, reinforcing the fact that the train had just pulled into the station seven miles below…

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To Race The Horse of Iron

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In July this year, a group from the club is headed to Italy for a week of fully supported touring. They’ll put in more than seven MILES of climbing in the Dolomites. In preparation, we gather each Sunday to help them train for this and many other upcoming mountainous rides of the season.

Personally, I’m training for Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango over Memorial Day weekend. 52 miles and 6500 feet of climbing in a race against the train from Durango to Silverton, Colorado. The last time I did this ride, it took me 4 hours and 35 minutes. The train does it in a little over three hours. Stay tuned!!

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Our typical Saturday club ride and with the warmer weather we started with 18 people.

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Climbing Camp To Ski Area

We decided to meet at the Starbucks at Central and Tramway. Our destination is the Sandia Peak Ski Area. I got there a bit early and setup my bike. The weather was excellent!

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Revert to Original Bars

Luckily I had saved the cables.

The trekking bars just weren’t comfortable. Back to these.

Not sure about the wrapping yet, but I’ll take them out for a ride naked and get them dialed-in.

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Save These Routes

Cougars? Ain’t nobody got time for dat!!

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Day Of The Tread 2012

From Day Of The Tread event info:

Whichever path you choose, all participants enjoy a Sunday pre-event motivation gathering, a post-ride celebration, courses full of music, entertainment, themed recharge zones and crazy contests. Costumes are encouraged but not required; we will be awarding prizes for the best human costumes and best bike costumes. So! If you like dressing up in costume, putting on face paint or wigs, come join us as your favorite witch, ghost, goblin or monster. Participation ensures a ghoulish-good time!
Come join the fun and show your support for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and Casa Esperanza.

Here’s a little video of that day!