Today is the biggest day of the ride and includes the 4,000 foot climb up Independence Pass. We started riding at 6am. We got an early start because the chance of rain was above 50% after noon. It was a little chilly at the start but warmed up quickly. The scenery was awesome.
The decent was fast and bumpy So we had to apply lots of brakes. We ended up not eating much and Kim hit the wall and had to sag at mile 52. It was a difficult decision for her to make but it was probably the right one because there was a difficult climb to one last summit coming up.