Royal Gorge Bridge – Salida to Canon City
Distance 66 miles
Average 16.1 mph
Feet of Climb 2457 feet
Maximum Speed 42.9 mph
Since it was a short day I started riding at 7:50am. It was a lot warmer than yesterday and we also had a tailwind. We rode on Rte 50 for the first 45 miles which ran along the Arkansas River with a nice grade going downhill. I averaged 19.3 mph for that first 45 miles.
After the bridge we had some more uphill then a nice downhill to Skyline Drive. At Skyline Drive we had a short but difficult climb and then a one of a kind narrow road that went along the summit of a large hill. John